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Dawn Fraser Pool

Fitzroy Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9555 1903
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A hidden gem

As a local to Balmain I go here often. It's a heritage listed site and is a tidal harbour pool. My... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Lou M
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Nice too Cool off

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

Reviewed 11 February 2017
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22 Jan 2017
“Good place to go for uncrowded swim”
2 Oct 2017
“A hidden gem”
Fitzroy Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

As a local to Balmain I go here often. It's a heritage listed site and is a tidal harbour pool. My favourite time to go is at high tide as it is best for swimming then . At low tide there is a small beach...More

Thank Lou M
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!

Thank Princessetami
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...More

Thank Rhonda C
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.

Thank extassie
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...More

Thank Adam L
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....More

Thank Alexandra F
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.

1  Thank Anthony Y
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.

Thank BenricHardnett
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

1  Thank RonWamberal
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...More

Thank Star707
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
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