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ICONIC OCEAN POOL CRAWL Sydney

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 138 reviews.Bondi Beach, Australia

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Experience hosted by Alysia

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transport, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

IMMERSE yourself. The ONE and ONLY 'Ocean Pool Crawl' in Sydney!

HANG OUT like a local, with a local, enjoying our quintessential Sydney beach lifestyle as we explore some of our BEST ocean pools alongside locals enjoying their daily beachside rituals. Sydney's iconic ocean pools were built from the late 1800s to the 1960s for wild swimming and leisure, as a way to enjoy the pleasures of the beach without the sand, surf and sharks! In numbers completely unique to Sydney and NSW, with no other city in the world boasting a similar culture, you'll soon discover why they are the envy of the world and Sydneysiders are obsessed with them!

I’ll be driving guests to a curated selection of our BEAUTIFUL ocean pools. Some are off the beaten track, some are hidden gems and some have superstar status. You'll be able to enjoy the pools however you choose. You can SWIM in the refreshing saltwater, SUNBATHE, SNORKEL, or simply BREATHE in the fresh sea air. In Winter and cooler weather however, we may spend less time at each pool and see even more pools and you'll also have the option to swim at my local ocean pool in a wetsuit. Either way, we'll also stop to grab a traditional Aussie lunch snack at my local neighbourhood bakery.

The experience finishes back in Bondi Beach where guests can stay and hang out, stroll along the beach or check out my INSIDER TIPS for a fab afternoon in Bondi!
IMMERSE yourself. The ONE and ONLY 'Ocean Pool Crawl' in Sydney!

HANG OUT like a local, with a local, enjoying our quintessential Sydney beach lifestyle as we explore some of our BEST ocean pools alongside locals enjoying their daily beachside rituals. Sydney's iconic ocean pools were built from the late 1800s to the 1960s for wild swimming and leisure, as a way to enjoy the pleasures of the beach without the sand, surf and sharks! In…

What's included

  • Food
    Just in case you feel hungry at any time, I'll have some healthy muesli/gra...
  • Drinks
    Drinking water will be provided in double insulated stainless steel bottles...
  • Tickets
    Ocean Pool Entry Tickets where required.
  • Transport
    I'll be driving guests to each pool destination in my people mover.
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  • Equipment
    Whether you're swimming or relaxing poolside, I'll provide beach towels, su...
From $127
/ person

Meet your host, Alysia

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 138 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hey there! I'm a super friendly Sydneysider living by the beach with my husband, two teenage girls and dog Salty and would love to show you one of Sydney's best kept secrets - our ICONIC Ocean Pools - with a culture unique to Sydney and NSW and nowhere else in the world! Our Aussie beach lifestyle, part of our national identity, was formed around these saltwater ocean pools where the lines between the natural and built environment dissolve. Heading to an ocean pool is a rite of passage for a Sydneysider and one that brings a lifetime of fond memories for me. My aim is to immerse you in their charismatic charm and breathtaking beauty so you'll fall in love with them too. So come and join me! I'm a very typical, down to earth Aussie gal who is welcoming, warm, worldly, fun and enthusiastic and I really look forward to meeting you soon!
Hey there! I'm a super friendly Sydneysider living by the beach with my husband, two teenage girls and dog Salty and would love to show you one of Sydney's best kept secrets - our ICONIC Ocean Pools - with a culture unique to Sydney and NSW and nowhere else in the world! Our Aussie beach lifestyle, part of our national identity, was formed around these saltwater ocean pools where the lines between the natural and built environment dissolve. Heading to an ocean pool is a rite of passage for a Syd…
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Where you'll be

We'll kick off the pool crawl at one of Sydney's coolest ocean pools. And then cruise the dramatic Eastern suburbs beaches to explore our most stunning and unique ocean pools, including my local, where we'll also stop for an Aussie lunch. We then finish with a short stroll along the famous Coastal Walk to arrive at our most iconic ocean pool.

Start ticking off that Sydney Bucket List!
Sydney Ocean Pools! Coastal Walk! Bondi Beach! Aussie Lunch!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 138 reviews.

Dominic
March 2020
A great experience, visiting and swimming in iconic ocean pools. Alysia took care of everything, providing all that we needed to make the day care free. Doing it with a local with so much knowledge made it really special, and experiencing the day with other friendly people was a bonus.
A great experience, visiting and swimming in iconic ocean pools. Alysia took care of everything, providing all that we needed to make the day care free. Doing it with a local with…
Wen Hsin
March 2020
This is a must do experience in Sydney! Couldn't have known these secret pools without Alysia! She is super nice and friendly to make my trip work!
Graeme
March 2020
This is really a beautiful unique experience with a passionate and super friendly guide Alysia. Must do for anyone who loves the ocean.
Betty
March 2020
This was such a unique and fun experience — highly recommend if you are looking to explore the Bondi area! Alysia was so warm and welcoming .. we had a great time hanging out with her and the group all day :)
Natalie
March 2020
What a magical experience! Alysia is the most thoughtful and generous host and took us on a lovely tour of all the best pools in Sydney. At the end we totally felt like locals .... and completely welcomed into both Sydney and the Australian culture! Thanks to Alysia for the best day!
What a magical experience! Alysia is the most thoughtful and generous host and took us on a lovely tour of all the best pools in Sydney. At the end we totally felt like locals ...…
Shelly
March 2020
A wonderful last experience before we went home. Hopefully when we can all go outside again and enjoy this wonderful world, you can all enjoy this experience.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 7 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    More tips

    Special group discounts available. See pricing at checkout.

    What to bring

    Cossies (swimmers/swimming costume/bathing costume) or boardies (boardshorts/swim shorts/trunks). Please have them on when you arrive if you think you'll be swimming. Or have them with you if you don't think you'll be swimming. Just in case you decide to

    The ocean breeze can be cool even on a warm day, so please bring something to keep you warm like a sweater or scarf or a warm beach coverup.