Gold Coast’s Best Secret Swimming Spots For Summer

Without sounding cocky, when it comes to natural assets, there’s no denying we are spoilt for choice on the Gold Coast.

From 50 kilometres of golden surf beaches, to blue-water estuaries, splash-worthy rock pools, and waterfall-fed swimming holes, our love affair with the water shows no bounds!

No matter how well you think you know the Coast (and especially if you’re visiting for the first time) have you dipped your toes in these five secret swimming spots on the Gold Coast?

Cougal Cascades

Springbrook National Park

Feeling the need to escape the glitz of your hotel pool or pry yourself away from your café seat for more natural surroundings? Hop in the car and beeline to the Mount Cougal section of Springbrook National Park. You’ll want to enter the national park from the southern side, taking Currumbin Valley Road right to the end. From there it’s a short stroll through the lush forest to the scenic Cougal cascades and rock pools, perfect for swimming in on a sweltering Queensland day.

Araluen Swimming Hole

Tallebudgera Valley

Tallebudgera Valley locals might not be happy that we’re letting you in on their little secret… affectionately known as the Araluen swimming hole (as it’s found close to the corner of Araluen Road and Tallebudgera Creek Road) this scenic little pot of gold is tucked in the foothills of Springbrook National Park. Here you’ll find a fresh water hole for splashing, a rope swing for getting radical, and a grassy field for picnicking.

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