While summer in Sydney might be officially over, with temperatures still balmy and the sun still shining, there’s set to be ample time to continue enjoying outdoor pursuits. And one of my favourite Sydney-based bloggers, the aptly named LondonerInSydney, has been kind enough to write about her favourite summer past-time; wild swimming in Sydney. Read on to find out more…
My absolute favourite thing to do this summer has been exploring Sydney’s wild swimming spots. I was introduced to a book called Wild Swimming In Sydney which explores 250 of the best spots from as north as Newcastle, as south as Jervis Bay and as far west as the Blue Mountains.
We are extremely lucky with the weather in Sydney and often summer can start as early as November and end at the beginning of April so that’s a lot of time spent at the beach. I absolutely love the beach but I’ve found myself feeling restless of very many weekends sat at crowded beaches.
As soon as I found the Wild Swimming In Sydney book, I felt like it was a god send! A British man and his Australia wife spent five years researching all of the best secret swimming spots in and around Sydney to produce this book so I’ve been spending my weekends hiking to some magnificent spots.
My absolute favourite has been the Mares Forest Creek Canyon swim. It took us a 3 hour drive from Sydney, a half an hour hike and a two hour swim and climb through the canyon without any other people in sight. It was absolutely breathtaking and by far the best thing I have ever done in Sydney.
I’ve since found so many waterfalls and incredible spots I’ve often driven right passed and had no idea they were there. Wild swimming has been the utmost highlight for my summer in Sydney!
About the Author
Annabel Symonds is the creator of LondonerInSydney with a focus on expat life as a Brit living in Sydney, fashion, healthy living and budget travel around the world.