Look, a bar with water views is nice and everything, but imagine if you could take a quick dip between glasses of rosé over summer? Pier One Sydney Harbour have made this beautiful dream a reality by installing a plunge pool right off the side of the pontoon. It means you can go for a cheeky dip right beside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and float around on a pool toy before getting out, towelling off and buying another round.
Access to the Pool is $30, which includes one drink, pool toys, a towel so you don't have to schlepp your own with you, and also lifeguards, because safety first. And if these photos are anything to go by there is also paddle boards and water bicycles for cruising around. If you don't want to get wet, that's AOK, because there will be deck chairs for relaxing, barbecue snacks from the on site food shack, the Kerrigan, and cocktails as befits an Australian summer.
You can even hire out the Pool for a private party for you and your 30 closest friends, and they're going to be opening every day from Boxing Day until New Years for daily fun times while the office is closed.
The Pool by Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point 2000. Dec 8-Feb 2018, Fri 3pm-late; Sat, Sun noon-late; Dec 26-Jan 31 3pm-late.
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