Enveloped in an oasis of native bushland and only five kilometres west of Collie in the southwest region of WA, Black Diamond Lake is a vibrant turquoise-watered paradise. Perfect for a picnic, it’s a beautiful day trip location or road trip pit stop. A quick Instagram search will be all it takes to convince you to pack the car, grab your favourite floaty toys and hit the road. As the lake is an abandoned mine site that filled with water after it was de-commissioned, while swimming is permitted, it’s recommended that recreationists keep their heads above the water, as there is a risk of contaminants.
As Australians, a taste for time spent outdoors is woven into our DNA. We all love to cool off in the turquoise glitter of the ocean on a summer day and explore places and paradises unseen on a road trip with friends. We’ve compiled a list of 10 scenic swim spots around Perth to add to your bucket list.