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10 Discovery Parks Pools You Shouldn't Skip

25 Jan 2019

Updated October 2022

It's amazing how long children can spend in a pool before they get tired.

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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, SABest swimming pools in australia barossa valley (2)

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.

Book Barossa Valley today

Harrington, NSWBest swimming pools in australia harrington beach

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. 

The waterpark is also right next door, meaning hours of fun for energetic little campers.

Book Harrington Beach today

Robe, SABest swimming pools in australia robe

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. 

Even better, there's a nature playground and jumping pillow right outside the door.

Book Robe today

Pambula Beach, NSWBest swimming pools in australia pambula beach

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.

With activities scheduled five days a week, keep a lookout for deals that have all the bells and whistles. A holiday within your holiday is just what the doctor ordered.

Book Pambula Beach today

Byron Bay, NSWBest swimming pools in australia byron bay

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.

Book Byron Bay today

Bunbury Foreshore, WABest swimming pools in australia bunbury foreshore

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.

Next time you gather the friend group together, catch up for coffee while the little ones splash away. 

Book Bunbury Foreshore today

Airlie Beach, QLDBest swimming pools in australia airlie beach

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.

There are so many reasons that this is one of our most popular parks. Don't miss out! 

Book Airlie Beach today

Lake Hume, VICBest swimming pools in australia lake hume

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. 

Book Lake Hume today 

Ballina, NSWBest swimming pools in australia ballina

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.

Don't let that be the only reason you come to the NSW south coast though, this pool and park are a seriously good combo. 

Book Ballina today

Townsville, QLDBest swimming pools in australia townsville

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.

Book Townsville today

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