Summer in Sydney can last for months which is A-mazing but it can get to the point where you start thinking, ‘what else is there to do in Sydney other than go to a busy beach again?’.

I was extremely lucky to be sent an incredible book called Wild Swimming in Sydney. In the best selling Wild Swimming series, this book shows how an Australian woman along with her British husband spent 5 whole years exploring the waterholes, rock pools, waterfalls, secret coves and tidal lagoons around Sydney.

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I love their story; Sally spent her childhood exploring the bay that was her backyard in suburban Sydney while Steve spent his early years discovering the magical woodlands of Dartmoor in England. From the moment they met in Sydney, every spare moment was spent wild swimming. They set out to uncover and photograph the regions most amazing places to swim. This led them to re-imagine the way they see Sydney and to fall in love with its wild places and voila, the book Wild Swimming in Sydney was born.


Wild Swimming in Sydney features 250 of the best rockpools, beaches, rivers and waterholes from as far south as Jervis Bay (3 hours South of Sydney) up to Newcastle (2 hours north of Sydney) and way out West to the Blue Mountains covering everywhere else in between.

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Recently at The Royal National Park, Sydney

The book offers you advice on before you go, wild swimming with children, as well as the top places to visit in many sections such as Best of Explorers, Best for Seclusion, Best for Picnics and even a Best for Skinny Dipping! The book is broken out into sections including; City & Harbour, Sydney North, Sydney East, Sydney South, Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Sydney West, Greater Blue Mountains South & North, Central Coast & Newcastle. Every section includes a detailed map with instructions on how to get to their favourite spots.


Thought you’d seen it all with the Sydney Eastern Suburbs beaches like Bondi and Coogee? This book even showed me places around there I didn’t know existed!

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Recently at Mermaid Pools, Tahmoor (30min hike)

For me, this book is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I like beaches that are deserted, not ones that remind me of a circus. I like to go on hikes to find the most spectacular swimming spots and this book shows you exactly the right places to find. I feel like it’s a hidden gem and I’m sharing it with you all because I know you’ll love it too. This book has saved my summer and I’m loving finding loads of new places I didn’t know existed! Amazing!!

Get your copy now from here.

Thanks for reading

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NB This is NOT a sponsored post – I have written this because I genuinely love this book!