Best swimming spots in the Hunter | photos

Our land abounds in nature's gifts. 

There’s a reason that line is in our Australian anthem. It’s because of the many wonders you can find just by exploring our country.

The many swimming holes found in national parks, rivers, creeks, secluded beaches, waterfalls and gorges are the perfect retreat for those warm summer days.

Whether you’re tired of the crowded beaches, running low on friends who have pools or are really sick of blowing up that plastic pool, you’re in luck because the Hunter is home to some pretty amazing natural swimming holes.

From rock pools, creeks, swimming holes and lagoons – we’ve got it all.

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