Open Hours: November-March: 6:30a-7p M-F, 7:30a-7:30p Sa & Su
Canberra's oldest swimming pool is a lovely venue set in the green surrounds of Manuka Circle. The architecture and ... More
Manuka Historic Swimming Pool
Canberra's oldest swimming pool is a lovely venue set in the green surrounds of Manuka Circle. The architecture and atmosphere reflect the graciousness of the surrounding old Canberra suburbs. You will not find any gymnasium or health club facilities here, nor even an indoor all weather pool, but the pool is a generous 30 metres and what could be more natural than swimming outdoors in the Australian summer. Closed over winter, the pool is a favourite venue for local schools, residents and visitors alike. Facilities include changing rooms, children's pool and kiosk. Admission: Adults AUD4; children & concession AUD2.50.
I just loved this pool. The ambience is great - lovely to swim in such a historical place. The pool is long, but not too big, and even in weekends it's not too busy (we went on a Sunday morning). Parents with small kids will like the shallow, but large kiddy-pool. Also very nice is a stroll around the lawns, sitting on a bench there or why not take a nap! Also I had the feeling that the water contains much more less chorine as in heated or covered pools. Nice for your hair and skin! The pool is also very good value - only A$ 4.50 for an adult (March 07).