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10 of Australia’s Most Epic Hotel Pools Revealed

By: Dulcie Randall, 29 November 2021

If you've spent the past two years dreaming about sitting poolside at a glamorous hotel with an obnoxiously large fruit cocktail in hand, now is the time to get planning your dream holiday as Wotif have revealed 10 of Australia's most epic hotel pools!

Wotif's ranking of 10 of the Most Epic Hotel Pools in Australia is giving us some serious travel vibes just in time for the summer holidays. Among the contenders are hotel pools nestled in far north tropical wonderlands, on chic inner city rooftops, in the underground depths of moody, glamorous boutiques and nestled in sleepy beachside properties.

Whichever takes your fancy, we're sure you'll be firmly planting yourself poolside to relax away your days. 

10 of Australia's Most Epic Hotel Pools

1. Daydream Island Resort

Daydream Island Resort
Daydream Island Resort pool.

It doesn't get more tropical than this, folks! Located in the Whitsundays, the Daydream Island Resort pool almost becomes one with the gorgeous natural surrounds with an on-site living reef that will make you feel like you're truly living among the beautiful marine life. Take a dip in the lagoon pool and then explore the Underwater Observatory to learn more about the resident marine animals.

Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD

2. Crown Metropol

Crown Metropol
The stunning Crown Metropol Pool.

For a hotel pool that sidesteps the palm trees and lagoons, the Crown Metropol in Melbourne offers a sleek city aesthetic with its stunning indoor pool. Towering over the bustling streets below this infinity pool gives you all the refreshments with bucket loads of glamour. 

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC

3. Bannisters By The Sea Mollymook

Bannisters Pool
Feel like you're hanging off the edge at the Bannisters pool in Mollymook.

Mollymook has long been an Aussie favourite beach holiday destination located on the South Coast of NSW. Treat yourself to a luxurious weekend away by checking into Bannisters Pavilion, where you can enjoy a rooftop swim in their chic pool that sits conveniently next to a top-notch bar and restaurant.

191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook Beach

4. Rendezvous Hotel Perth

Rendezvous Hotel Perth
The pool and fountain at Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough.

Western Australia is home to some of the most beautiful coastal stretches in the world, so if you're looking for a hotel that delivers a stunning pool right on the shores of Scarborough Beach, then Rendezvous Hotel is the spot for you. This lagoon-style pool is the perfect destination for kids and big kids alike, with plenty of areas to explore and relax.

24 Mount Street, Perth WA

5. Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Mindil Beach Resort
Go for a luxurious splash at Mindil Beach Casino Resort.

In the top end of the country, you'll find Mindil Beach Casino Resort in Darwin, and you'll really have a hard time leaving the pool. With swim-up access to the resort pool directly from your hotel room balcony, the best way to get around is to simply paddle your way around the beautiful property.

Gilruth Avenue, Darwin City NT

6. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Gold Coast
Family-friendly all the way at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

The recently refurbished JW Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast has become the crowning jewel of Surfers Paradise largely thanks to the hotel pool lagoon that impresses on every level. There's a water slide, private cabanas, food trucks, waterfalls, live fish feeding and grottoes - all of which have earned this resort the title of best hotel pool in Australia.

158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD

7. Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort

TheOaks Port Stephens
Complete luxury at Oaks Port Stephens.

The Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort pool really does take the word 'epic' and run with it. A 480m pool wraps around the entire resort offering guests the opportunity to take a splash at every turn. Guests who book a townhouse room will enjoy their own private plunge pool. Truly a pool paradise.

265 Sandy Point Road, Salamander Bay NSW

8. Eos

Rooftop pool, anyone?

If you like your pools with a sprawling view of Adelaide City, then Eos is just the ticket for you. Plant yourself on the Leisure Deck (which is every bit as glam as it sounds) which is brimming full of lounge chairs, a spa pool and you bet you can access a full cocktail menu from the Sol Bar.

Festival Drive, Station Road, Adelaide SA

9. Midnight Hotel

Midnight Hotel Canberra
Midnight Hotel's indoor pool.

There's something very mysterious and alluring about an indoor pool that lies in the underbelly of a bustling hotel - and Midnight Hotel delivers on both fronts. Dimmed lights and deep blue tiles will invite you to take a dip or get in some laps. 

1 Elouera Street, Braddon ACT

10. Country Club Tasmania

Country Club Tasmania
The family-friendly pool at Country Club Tasmania.

Just south of Launceston you'll discover the lush surrounds of Country Club Tasmania in Prospect Vale. Their indoor pool offering is heated so you can expect to warm your cockles year-round after enjoying their many other facilities including tennis courts, a golf course and a steamy sauna.

Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale TAS

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