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Dawn Fraser Pool

Fitzroy Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 (0)2 9555 1903
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Ranked #209 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Water Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming
Most recent review
- Jun 1, 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The bosses favourite harbour training spot, this a is a safe, salty seawater pool in the harbour. Beautiful spot on a hot summers day.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Dawn is clearly respected as a legend in Balmain and this clearly shows that respect. Not many harbour pools left but this is one of the better ones - whilst the surrounds and park are pretty, the pool itself is not grand. It is though more fun swimming in these harbour pools than the standard boring olympic style 50 metre... More

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Star707, Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Dawn Frazer and her swimming career is celebrated by this harbouside pool. Well located alongside an established picnic area which affords a vantage point for Sydney Harbour views, this pool is a favourite of local residents as well as local schools. Easy to access either by car, foot or bus from Balmain proper, take a picnic lunch and your camera.

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Maroubra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Nice locale, great park for picnics, and if you like harbour water swimming...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

No visit to Balmain during the Summer days should miss a visit to the harbour baths. Famous, yes thanks to Dawn. It really is unique and the view of and from are sensational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2007

This pool has charm, and history - and being seawater, it is much better for the skin than swimming in a chlorinated pool. Be aware that it is tidal, so water levels will vary. Very close to the interesting Balmain/Rozelle boutiques and coffee shops. A beautiful park next door.

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