Melbourne's Best Swimming Hole
Freshwater Swimming Holes in Australia
Lysterfield Lake is located in Lysterfield Park on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne. When the quality of water in the lake is good, as it is most of the time, I believe that this is the best outdoor swimming venue in Melbourne. It has two swimming beaches with a gradual entry that is suitable for kids, and a wide expanse of water that also caters for long distance swimmers who are tired of doing tumbleturns in the local pool. Lysterfield Lake, Melbourne's Best Swimming Hole Above: The view from one of the picnic tables overlooking Lysterfield Lake

The lake is suitable for families, with heaps of activities on offer including picnics, barbecues, mountain bike riding, canoeing, windsurfing and any ball games you can play on a big lawn. You can read more here about Lysterfield Lake for swimmers, or you can find out more here about other swimming holes in Melbourne. Before you head out, make sure to read the swimming safety information.

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