The Best Infinity Pools In Australia

The feeling of serenity at the Bondi Icebergs
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Blurring the lines between you and your view, infinity pools are an elegant attribute for any hotel or resort. They encourage swimmers to stretch the horizons of imagination and dive into a world of infinite possibilities where you can swim out and almost grasp the view. In Australia, you’ll find these mesmerising swimming pools in the outback, in the tropics and perched above bustling cities. This summer, blur the edges.

Lake Argyle

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When travelling from Western Australia across to the Northern Territory, make a final pit stop at Lake Argyle Resort, which sits on the banks of Australia’s second largest man-made freshwater reservoir. Known as the Jewel of the Kimberley, Lake Argyle offers a range of accommodation from powered caravan sites and cabins to villas with a lake view, and the best part is that all guests have access to the infinity pool. The 35-metre wet-edge pool includes a spa and boasts unrestricted views of the Kimberley.

Crown Metropol

The five-star Crown Metropol in Melbourne is a swanky inner city hotel with modern interiors and luxury rooms, but why take in the city skyline from your room when you can soak it up while bathing in Melbourne’s most impressive infinity pool. Located on the 27th floor, this 25-metre pool is heated to a constant temperature of 28 degrees and features double-height floor-to-ceiling windows which provide unparalleled views of the city, the Yarra River, the Dandenongs and Port Phillip Bay.

Byron at Byron

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Nestled amongst 45 acres of subtropical rainforest, Byron at Byron is a lavish resort where relaxation begins to embrace you from the moment you enter the foyer. Only minutes from Byron, the resort offers a range of suites set within the forest canopy as well as spa and dining facilities. Byron at Byron also features a 25-metre heated pool boarded by lush greenery.

Cockatoo Hill Retreat

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Perched between Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas is a boutique resort where guests can sleep in thatched tree houses and wake to the chatter of tropical birds. Styled with a traditional Balinese look, Cockatoo Hill Retreat is a hidden paradise, and nowhere does that feel truer than when wading out into the freshwater, wet-edge infinity pool which overlooks the Coral Sea, Alexandra Bay, and the Daintree Rainforest.

Bedarra Island Resort

Be the Gilligan of your own island at the secluded Bedarra Island Resort, located approximately ten kilometres from Mission Beach in Queensland. ‘The ultimate in barefoot luxury,’ Bedarra has nine private villas spread across 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, four of which include a private plunge pool with infinity edge to blur the border between you and the Great Barrier Reef.


Pebble Beach Pool
Beach Club Pool

Qualia, meaning ‘a collection of deeper sensory experiences’, is a luxury resort situated on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. Aiming to capture the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef, architect Chris Beckingham designed the resort to sit harmoniously within its surrounds. Qualia features 60 guest pavilions, two restaurants, a spa, gym, and library, as well as two pools. Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Whitsundays, Pebble Beach pool is the minimalist of the two, while the Beach House pool is shaded by palm trees.

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