Despite complaints of inclement weather, Melbourne does a good turn when it comes to its pools. Pick a day over 30, hit one of these urban oases and drag your towel to a spare bit of premium pool real estate to soak up some rays. Alternatively, see if you've got the metal to become one of the Iceburgers at Brighton Baths and swim come rain, hail or shine.
That said, maybe a sandscape is more your speed – if so, head to one of our favourite beaches for some salt-air goodness. Waterholes are another good alternative for a hot-day dip – we've tried out some of Melbourne's best for your swimming pleasure.