Places to Cool Off in the Summer Heat


With summer weather kicking in, the steamy season is right around the corner. The Sunshine State is known for its hot weather, so if you want to escape the heat, here are the best places to cool off.

Pool party 

What can be better than savouring a refreshing beverage by the poolside? The Westin Brisbane is opening its swim-up bar to the public every weekend, starting from now until December 21. To add the cherry on top, they will also be throwing pool parties each afternoon at 2pm. What a perfect way to enjoy a hot summer weekend!

River Adventure 

Paddle your way through Brisbane River while enjoying the city's iconic views. Take in the spectacular river and city views in the broad sunlight or at the golden hour. Look here for more paddle dip adventures

Swimming fun for the whole family 

There are countless public swimming pools available around Brisbane for the entire family to enjoy. Most of the public swimming pools have water play areas for kids to splash in and for adults to swim in. Here are our honourable mentions:

  • Sandgate Aquatic Centre
  • Runcorn Pool
  • Langlands Park Memorial Pool

Visit this website for more public swimming pool options.

Beach-style lagoons

As an alternative to the beach, luxurious lagoon pools located in central areas will provide you sandy fun and calm waters that are safe to swim in. Here are the most famous lagoons:

  • Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands
  • Orion Lagoon, Springfield Lakes Central
  • Settlement Cove, Redcliffe


Craving more coastline? Queensland is blessed with the gorgeous coastline, and some of the best beaches in the whole world are within a 1-1.5hr drive from Brisbane. Hop in the car or train and get travelling!