Words by Tee Ink super-intern, Isabella Wildey.

Have you ever caught yourself experiencing that instinctual pull toward nature? That total desire for abandonment; for flinging yourself into the ocean or running, carefree, across a field?

It is in these moments that we forget the present, the apprehension associated with the future and the on goings of the past. We submit ourselves wholeheartedly to the simple, wonderful, natural world. 

Drink in the salt air. Climb the tallest tree, and enjoy the feel of the bark on your bare hands, look up at the endless galaxy of stars and swim down a creek with nothing but the sound of cicadas; that classic Australian summer.

Here are TEE INK’s top 4 weekend swimming holes – for your pleasure.

1. Never Never Creek, Bellingen

Image Credit: Drew Hooper

The Never Never Creek in Bellingen NSW is definitely enchanted land. Located in Bellingen on the mid north coast of NSW near Coffs Harbour. The perfect place to while away the weekend.

2. Camel Rock, Sapphire Coast

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Camel Rock is a jewel on The Saphire coast. 6 hours South from Sydney, Camel Rock is known for its great surf, snorkling and fishing. With a Pristine beach and Rockpools to frolic in.

3. Watamolla Waterfall, Royal National Park NSW

Image Credit: Luke Byrne

Watamolla Waterfall and Lagoon in the Royal National Park only an hours drive from Sydney is the perfect Sunday destination.

4. Dorrigo National Park

Image Credit: Drew Hooper

Dorrigo, a small town on the Waterfall Way, is located on the Northern Tablelands, in northern New South Wales.  Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area offers stunning scenery that has been millions of years in the making. 

Get out there!