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19 Stunning Places To Go Swimming In Australia

Summer's just around the corner, it's time to find your new favourite spot.

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Quite possibly the most picturesque part of Kakadu National Park, Gunlom Pool is the perfect place to cool off in the middle of the desert. It takes a little climbing to reach, but the view is well worth it.

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This refreshing little pool is at the bottom of a double waterfall amongst leafy trees. You'll almost feel like you're taking a dip in the jungle.

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This secluded swimming hole is located on a 4km walking track in Katherine Gorge. Its best to visit early morning or late afternoon to see the beautiful reflections that dance across the water.

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Merewether has the perfect combination of surf beach and ocean bath. Its big enough to swim laps and theres some awesome rock pools nearby where you can spot starfish.

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Kangaroo island is teeming with picturesque beaches, but Vivonne Bay has to be the best. Judged as one of Australia's best beaches, the white sand and clear water makes it a perfect place to chill in the sun.

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This plunge waterfall's beauty will take your breath away. Herbal Essences filmed a commercial here, its the ideal place to practice your hair flick.

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As soon as you hear Fraser Island, you know it's going to be beautiful. The water is incredibly pure and the white sand feels more like flour.

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Possibly one of Queensland's most iconic beaches, Whitehaven is blindingly white, especially when set against the clear turquoise of the ocean.

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22 kilometres of pure white sand and turquoise water is pretty unbeatable. Especially at sunset, while you're riding a camel down the beach. Cable Beach should be on the bucket list of every Aussie.

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Turquoise Bay is a great place to go snorkelling with a guarantee of seeing brightly coloured fish and coral. Its also a pretty good looking beach.

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Port Fairy is a quaint little town with many buildings dating back to the early 1800s. Its sandy beaches are a great place for whale-spotting.

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