Pack your inflatables and head to Bathurst this summer to cool off in some of the region’s best secret swimming spots, writes Sabine Morgan.
A leisurely three-hour drive from Sydney, Bathurst sits in NSW’s Central West. Along with a surplus of historic villages, food and wine trails, and family-friendly adventures, the area is packed with safe swim spots. Perfect for water babies wanting to avoid the coastal crowds.
“Central NSW is home to a variety of swimming holes if you know the local spots,” says Jenny Bennett, executive officer, Central NSW Councils. “My top pick is to visit any of our beautiful rivers, jump on an inflatable and float from one bridge down to another. Just soak up the natural scenery.”