The Best Swimming Pools in Port Macquarie

The coastal city of Port Macquarie is known for its pleasant summers and mild winters. Sources like CSIRO have even cited it as having the best weather in Australia. That means it’s a great place to take a dip in the pool, and that’s why you’re here.

Whether you’re on a weekend getaway or a local looking for a regular spot, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the best swimming pools in the Port Macquarie area.

Port Macquarie War Memorial Olympic Pool


Located on Gordon Street in Port Macquarie, the YMCA’s War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool includes a 50m outdoor pool, 25m outdoor dive pool, and outdoor kids pool.

It’s open to the public with change rooms and free parking. They offer lap swimming, recreational swimming, and a wide variety of swimming lessons and classes for kids, adults, and seniors.

As a top-rated local staple that gives back to its community, they’re an excellent place to go for recreation, structured exercise, or a bit of both.

Wauchope Memorial Olympic Pool


Located just west of Port Macquarie in Wauchope, the Wauchope Memorial Olympic Pool is another great spot. 

Similar to the War Memorial Olympic Pool in Port Macquarie, it is a public olympic sized pool run by the YMCA. It also has a dive pool and a large selection of swimming classes and lessons.

Unlike the War Memorial pool, it has a water playground and barbecue area. So if you have kids or are in the mood for a picnic, it could be worth driving over to Wauchope to check this place out.

Vicki’s Swim Centre


Vicki’s Swim Centre is an indoor swimming pool in Port Macquarie that offers children’s swim lessons and classes including Aqua Zumba and Aqua Aerobics. 

As a family owned business that started in 2004, they believe in developing not just crucial water safety skills, but also building confidence and social skills in children.

For an indoor pool with structured classes for your kids, Vicki’s Swim Centre is a solid Port Macquarie pick.

Breakwall Holiday Park

The NRMA’s Breakwall Holiday Park in Port Macquarie is a waterfront holiday destination offering a resort-style pool and toddler wading pool. They’re also pet-friendly with plenty of cabins and campsites for overnight stays.
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway with a swimming pool and plenty of other family friendly activities, you should definitely check this place out.

Stoney Aqua and Action Park


This one isn’t a pool, it’s a lake – but if action’s what you’re after, then you should make the drive about 20 km up to Telegraph Point, home of Stoney Aqua and Action Park.

Stoney Park is situated on two man-made lakes and has slides, blast bags, trampolines, swings, balance beams, wobble pads, and more. They also offer water sports like water skiing, wakeboarding, and aqua golf. 

Additional attractions include inflatable obstacles and nighttime stargazing. They’re also pet-friendly and offer many different camping and lodging options for overnight stays.

Your Backyard

The Classic pool by Arise Pools

Alright, this one isn’t a “swimming pool in Port Macquarie” either, but it could be.

What if you could step out into your backyard and take a dip, without paying admission, travelling, or sharing the water with strangers? With an in-home swimming pool installation, you could. 

We are Arise Pools, Port Macquarie’s leading pool builders. We install a variety of high quality pool designs to fit any need or budget. Just an idea that we thought might interest you.

The Bottom Line

Port Macquarie’s climate makes it the spot to go swimming, and you’ve got some great options. 

For a public pool in Port Macquarie itself, then we suggest the YMCA War Memorial Olympic Pool. You could also check out the Y’s other olympic pool in Wauchope.

If you’re looking for structured lessons for your kids or an indoor pool, then we suggest Vicki’s Swim Centre.

For the thrill-seekers or vacationers, Stoney Park and Breakwall Holiday Park are the way to go.

And last, if you want the convenience and privacy of a swimming pool in your own backyard, we can help you out with the installation. It’s our mission to create a lifelong sanctuary for you and your family with leading products and services. Click here to get in touch.