25 Jan 2019
Updated October 2022
It's amazing how long children can spend in a pool before they get tired.
Hours will pass while they play Marco Polo or some kind of aquatic treasure hunt. Are they bored yet? Of course not, they're having the time of their lives!
With over 80 locations around Australia, Discovery Parks has some of Australia's best resort-style swimming pools. Even better, they're usually accompanied by waterparks, soft surface wet areas and nature playgrounds that are perfect for family-based fun.
If you're looking for a place to cool down on your next holiday or if your kids won't forgive you for not booking a room with a pool, here are ten of our favourites.
10 Discovery Parks Swimming Pools to Make Your Stay
Barossa Valley, SA
There are two pools to choose from at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley, plus a waterpark for kids that's out of this world.
Located in the garden area at the centre of the park, the resort-style pool is also yours to discover. Featuring an in-built water purification system, this one is especially good for children whose allergies play up during the summer months.
If you're from anywhere near the Central Coast, Discovery Parks - Harrington Beach is a hop, skip and a splash away. With walking tracks at Crowdy Bay National Park and koalas you can snuggle in Port Macquarie, our pool is the cherry on top of an already tasty cake.
On top of the range of accommodation on offer (think Safari tents and timber-decked cabins), this swimming pool has a slide for the kiddies and a shaded area to spread out with a book and a towel.
On South Australia's stunning Limestone Coast, a summer stay at Discovery Parks - Robe is a virtual no-brainer.
Picture local craft beers, 4WD adventures, and state-of-the-art cabins - just a few of the things that you'll love. The best part about the indoor swimming pool here is the respite you get from the heat, except when it's the middle of winter and we decide to turn the heat on.
Pambula Beach, NSW
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools? A waterpark? Sub us in, coach!
After the kids have given the kangaroos a friendly G'day on the walk from your cabin to the pool, they can make new friends at Pambula Beach's popular holiday Kids Club.
Byron Bay, NSW
Complete with its own water purification system, Discovery Parks - Byron Bay looks after kids with asthma, eczema and other common allergies.
While away the hours while your little campers do laps of the pool, splash around the waterpark, or bounce on the nearby jumping pillow. If Byron Bay isn't relaxing enough, the atmosphere inside our park will soon have you forgetting your day-to-day worries.
Bunbury Foreshore, WA
While there is a new splash park anticipated for 2022, this friendly pool with cafe next door is still an all-day fountain of fun.
Airlie Beach, QLD
Always dreamt of the Whitsunday Islands?
You might've seen images of white sand beaches and wonder when your time will come. Make it this year with a holiday to one of our most in-demand parks!
Not only is it next to Australia's most sparkling set of islands, but Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach is an oasis of its own. Relax by this resort-style swimming pool, make friends with the rainbow lorikeets, and let the kids run around to their hearts content.
Lake Hume, VIC
With a sunset view that overlooks Lake Hume, you'll be hard pressed to find a better poolside hang than this.
Before you become a prune, step out and dry off on the nearby tennis court or try a fun game of volleyball with the kids. If you're anywhere near Canberra or Melbourne, Discovery Parks - Lake Hume should be high on the list for a fun family weekend away.
This pool deserves a spot on the Top 10 reasons to visit Ballina.
Including a play space for even the tiniest tots to enjoy, the set up at Discovery Parks - Ballina is a 10/10. And, once you venture outside the park, get ready to tick off one of Australia's most iconic 'big' things: the sacred Big Prawn.
We love the tropics.
Offering ideal holiday weather all-year-round (leave the sweaters at home), the resort-style pool and waterpark at Discovery Parks - Townsville | Cluden has a bonus feature, an above-ground waterslide tunnel!
While the pool is for humans only, like many of our parks, your canine bestie is free to explore this amazing location with you.