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Good swimming spots for summer

By mazelbium 7 November 2009 31

Can anyone recommend any good pools/waterholes in Canberra?

Price or location is pretty irrelevant, just looking for somewhere far from the madding crowd, preferably.

Any suggestions appreciated, thanks!

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zllauh 5:32 pm 18 Sep 15

i have just learnt how to swim in a pool (obviously) but i have heard that it is a totally different experience to swim in a river because of the stream .
i would love to take that kind of an experience . hopefully i will get back alive :p

David45 11:40 am 03 Apr 10

Indeed there is a footbridge. it’s a lovely area with its copses of Casuarinas. Can I just say btw, that I am thankful to whoever it was that has cleaned up the litter in the lower Molonglo. Perhaps it was flushed away by Mother Nature – but perhaps it was picked up by some good folk.

Thumper 2:12 pm 30 Nov 09

There’s a footbridge over the Molonglo near Uriarra Road?

David45 12:40 pm 30 Nov 09

There are some some nice deep waterholes on the lower Molonglo at the footbridge near to Uriarra Rd. The water is dark and clear and contains many carp, which are caught by the local fisherfolk. It’s close to the water treatment plant and the junction with the Murrumbidgee. Critically, I can’t work out whether it is above or below the outlet from the plant. Even though the outflow is well-treated, it makes a difference in the mind of a swimmer. I’d be very interested if someone can enligten me on this point.

Disposable 5:10 pm 11 Nov 09

p1 said :

@#7

The best spot I know of is just upstream of the treatment plant at the bottom of of Drake Brockman Drive. Get out at the gates just before the treatment plant, jump the fence into the paddock, walk about 10 minutes down a hill and a secluded beach with cliffs and deep clear water to jump into.

Just down stream of the plant there is more water in the river… 🙂

The gates you are talking about are at the end of Parkwood road which is along way away from the gates before the treatment plant. I thought you were talking about the spot near the existing treatment plant, near Shepherds hill lookout.

Disposable 5:05 pm 11 Nov 09

Hey P1, what size are the cliffs downstream from the falls? Do you need to break the water first? I wouldn’t mind trying some new ones if they are big enough.

I have done the 3m, 11m, 15m, and 23m cliffs at the falls, never seen anyone do the 32m though.

Postalgeek 8:51 pm 10 Nov 09

Heavs said :

@#7

The best spot I know of is just upstream of the treatment plant at the bottom of of Drake Brockman Drive. Get out at the gates just before the treatment plant, jump the fence into the paddock, walk about 10 minutes down a hill and a secluded beach with cliffs and deep clear water to jump into.

Any chance of a GoogleMap link?

la mente torbida 9:23 am 10 Nov 09

Please, stay away from Manuka Pool….the more people discover this oasis, the more crowded it will get.

Holden Caulfield 5:28 pm 09 Nov 09

Heavs said :

@#7

The best spot I know of is just upstream of the treatment plant at the bottom of of Drake Brockman Drive. Get out at the gates just before the treatment plant, jump the fence into the paddock, walk about 10 minutes down a hill and a secluded beach with cliffs and deep clear water to jump into.

No shit?

bileduct 5:27 pm 09 Nov 09

I-filed said :

bileduct @ #9, I’d rather swim in fish wee in a running river than human kid wee in a pool …

You’ll get no argument from me regarding that – I swim at Pine Island regularly.

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