The first edition of the guide was officially launched in 2004 by the then Deputy Premier of Victoria and Minister for Water,
John Thwaites, and is now in its fourth edition. The offline guide includes:
- A curated list of my top 50
swimming holes in Victoria, ranked from Number 1 to 50 across the State and in each region of Victoria
- For those swims from my top 50 that I have published online, the offline guide includes additional information essential to swimmers
including conditions under your feet, minimum recommended swimming proficiency required, public facilities, and prohibitions including
whether you can bring your dog
- Numerous swims from my top 50 that I have not published online, including my Number 1 and Number 2 ranked swims in Victoria
and my Number 1 swim in the greater Melbourne area.
- An index of which swims in the top 50 are suitable for inexperienced swimmers
, which spots you can take your dog for a swim
and which swims have camping available
at the swimming hole.
- A look back at swimming holes lost over the 15 years since I published the first edition due to changes in regulations in our State and National Parks.
Every swimming hole that I have selected is unique and has its own story. Take it with you on your travels and enjoy
swimming through each page for years to come.
How to Order
The book is a great gift idea for anyone interested in swimming, the outdoors, or travelling in Victoria, Australia
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Note that it is a condition of sale that the contents of this book are not to be sampled,
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Order the hard copy for $20 plus postage ($3) (GST free). The hard copy is full colour A5 in size. I typically
send the orders within around 48 hours.
The 2018 bundle is sold out. Stay tuned towards the end of the year for the 2019 calendar.
Order the e-book for $14 (GST free). The e-book is in two column pdf format at a scale suitable for most tablets.
It is for the exclusive use of the purchaser only, and as such it is branded with your name, mailing address
and email address to discourage re-distribution. If you are wanting to order the guide as a gift for someone
else, it is best to order the hard copy. The e-book cannot be printed, edited, copied or distributed. The file
size is approximately 7 MB. Delivery via email usually occurs within 48 hours.
Order the e-book for $14 (GST free). The e-book for mobile phones is in single column pdf format at a scale
suitable for most smartphones. It is for the exclusive use of the purchaser only, and as such it is branded
with your name, mailing address and email address to discourage re-distribution. If you are wanting to
order the guide as a gift for someone else, it is best to order the hard copy. The e-book cannot be printed,
edited, copied or distributed. The file size is approximately 7 MB. Delivery via email usually occurs within 48 hours.
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It's not as quick as PayPal, but I'm more than happy to do it. Send me a note via the feedback
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