For most people there is nothing more luxurious on holidays than taking a dip in the cooling waters of a beautiful swimming pool. Of course, what’s even better is if you can retire to the comfort of a nearby sun-lounge and take in stunning panoramic views while enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine or two. Well, the good news is that we’ve put together a collection of the most spectacular swimming pools around Australia and New Zealand for you to drool over and inspire you to start planning your next getaway. Enjoy!
Surrounded by the bush lands of Bouddi National Park, the picture-perfect Pretty Beach House overlooks one of the most beautiful beaches on the Central Coast of New South Wales. This luxe private guesthouse doesn’t have just one swimming pool, but many. Aside from the sensational main pool, most of the pavilions have their own private plunge pools too.
Nestled amongst the green foliage and rolling hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, Aria offers a luxury holiday home experience where you can expect complete relaxation, fun and privacy. With four large bedrooms and a self-contained studio, this chic country retreat is perfect for large families, group gatherings and is ideal for those who love entertaining.
Luxurious yet casual, stylish yet simple. This is how one can describe Korora Estate, a contemporary holiday home located within the gated Matiatia Estate complex on Waiheke Island. All it takes to reach this gorgeous retreat is a short ferry ride from Auckland or, if you wish to arrive in style, a 7 minute helicopter flight arriving at the property’s private helipad.
Campbell Point House is a magnificent French-styled chateau on the Bellarine Peninsula, just past Geelong, with a host of extravagant facilities fit for royalty. Relax in style by this gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the lake and if you feel like doing something else, perhaps try a game of tennis, a rejuvenating sauna or a spot of fishing from your private jetty. Oh, the choices!
The Glasshouse is an exquisite holiday home with a prime location on Hamilton Island. Picture yourself laying on a beautiful Balinese-style sunbed while taking in the dreamy Whitsundays views. Ah, heaven.
It doesn’t get much more luxurious than this. There are a few different pools at Eagles Nest, but the 25m infinity lap pool at the Rahimoana villa, surrounded by luxurious white sunbeds and breathtaking views over the gorgeous Bay of Islands, is definitely our favourite.
Looking for privacy, intimacy and a little romance? Enjoy the free flow of beverages by the pool at this all-inclusive retreat while you take in the magnificent views. If you’re lucky enough to strike a clear night, you may even see the twinkling lights of the Sydney skyline off in the distance.
If you appreciate understated style and luxury then qualia, on the edge of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, is definitely for you. Like everything at this exquisite boutique resort, the two main swimming pools are simply spectacular and both come with mesmerising views. Many of the suites also have a private plunge pool or swimming pool too.
Set into a clifftop overlooking the River Murray in South Australia, The Frames is made up of three separate private residences. Each unique retreat has it’s own private swimming pool, spa and sauna – making them an ideal choice for romantic couples.
Carefully designed to blend into the beautiful natural surroundings, The Point Villas have an enviable location in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. The best thing about this wonderful swimming pool is the panoramic views of Lake Taupo and the surrounding mountains.
Perched on a slope away from the crowds, Beachfront Luxury is a private villa overlooking the picturesque Palm Beach. Just a short stroll to the sandy shores and only a 35 kilometre drive from Sydney CBD, this oceanfront vacation rental is both relaxing and convenient. The stunning infinity edged swimming pool looks out to the headland and is surrounded by lush foliage.
Located in the heart of the Daintree rainforest, the swimming pool at The Cassowary is blessed with lush tropical views and would have to be one of our favourite places for an afternoon BBQ and drinks.
If you’re not too busy relaxing in the 5-star luxury of this stunning private villa, the shimmering swimming pool at Gaelforce is right on the water and gives you a birds eye view of the shores of Pittwater & Snapperman Beach (oh, and your own private jetty, pontoon and boat with a skipper!!)
After a day of exploring the lush wilderness and fascinating wildlife of Australia’s Top End, you’ll love sinking into the cool waters of this sparkling swimming pool at Wildman Wilderness Lodge. And we guarantee it’s Crocodile free!
With stunning ocean views like these it might be difficult to choose between the sea and the pool during summer, however on slightly cooler days the fabulous heated swimming pool at The Ocean Retreat in Tasmania is definitely the only choice.
You don’t understand what a blessing this beautiful pool is until you’ve visited the Barossa in summer. The cool, sparkling waters are pure heaven after a long, hard day of wine tasting.
Located on a remote part of the Kimberley Coast and only accessible by boat or plane, this particular pool is pretty difficult to get to. However if you do make it to Berkeley River Lodge and sink in to one of the sun lounges by the pool, we guarantee that you won’t want to leave.
Main Image Credit: qualia, Hamilton Island