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Address: Fitzroy Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Good place to go for uncrowded swim

Went here for a swim, is a challenge if you have a disability to get down to, but I did it. Even have lifeguards for safety. Yeah is a good little spot.

Reviewed 23 January 2017
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Ryde, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Dawn Fraser baths on a boiling hot day. Water was very dirty, a bit like a muddy dam but novel!

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Sydney
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Never been here before and on a day where the temperature soared to 38C it was the perfect location. Firstly it is huge was not expecting it to be so big, its salt water lots of lifeguards heaps of shade with seating, toilets with hot showers plus a kiosk with ice cold drinks. There is also a little bit of... More 

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Ryde, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went here for a swim, is a challenge if you have a disability to get down to, but I did it. Even have lifeguards for safety. Yeah is a good little spot.

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Thank extassie
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It is neither pool nor ocean ... Still it is nice pond to swim :) If one have any mobility problems like not being able to climb stairs than avoid. Also the place could be better maintained but this does not prevent loads of people to come here every week and play water polo :)

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Thank Adam L
Sydney
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This pool with its harbour views and tidal pool is absolutely fantastic on a summer day especially at high tide. The pool is large with a floating deck and facilities include hot showers and changing rooms. They also serve a great cappuccino and light snacks. You need to make sure you can easily descend stairs from the park or drive... More 

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Thank Alexandra F
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

Completed an ocean swim close by to this pool and then went for a swim there. Peaceful and quiet when i was there. Enjoyed the old school facilities.

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1 Thank Anthony Y
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The bosses favourite harbour training spot, this a is a safe, salty seawater pool in the harbour. Beautiful spot on a hot summers day.

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Thank BenricHardnett
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Dawn is clearly respected as a legend in Balmain and this clearly shows that respect. Not many harbour pools left but this is one of the better ones - whilst the surrounds and park are pretty, the pool itself is not grand. It is though more fun swimming in these harbour pools than the standard boring olympic style 50 metre... More 

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Star707, Sydney
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Dawn Frazer and her swimming career is celebrated by this harbouside pool. Well located alongside an established picnic area which affords a vantage point for Sydney Harbour views, this pool is a favourite of local residents as well as local schools. Easy to access either by car, foot or bus from Balmain proper, take a picnic lunch and your camera.

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Maroubra, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Nice locale, great park for picnics, and if you like harbour water swimming...

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Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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