Maccallum Pool

Maccallum Pool, on the western side of Cremorne Point, is a unique 33m harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views.

It was originally just a rock pool created by local residents to form a safe harbour swimming hole (see the video below).

Then the architectural style of the current pool dates from the 1920s.

In keeping with that character it was first restored by Council in 1985.

Maintenance is ongoing with the most recent works to decking and fence done in August 2020.

The pool is always open and only closes for cleaning as detailed below.


Covid-19 Update

Council is taking precautions to keep our staff and the community COVID safe. For more information about what you can and can't do under COVID rules, visit the NSW Government website. During cleaning, sunbathing cannot be permitted on the surrounding deck area of the pool because it also being cleaned due to Covid-19 precautions. Pool and boardwalk are thus being closed at the same time. 


Cleaning Timetable 2021

Because the pool is above the high-water mark, and it is filled with water directly from the harbour, beautiful Maccallum pool needs to be regularly cleaned.

Please check this timetable against the times posted on the pool gates, or speak with one of our friendly reserve maintenance team.

It is completed once a week (tide dependant) and requires closure to allay the health and safety risks of an empty or half-full pool.

Once the pool is refilled to an adequate level it is reopened to the public.


Pool closed (begin clean)

Pool re-opens

Thursday 3 February, 1.00am Friday 4 February, 7.00am
Monday 7 February, 3.00am Tuesday 8 February, 7.00am
Tuesday 15 February, 10.00am Wednesday 16 February, 7.00am
Tuesday 22 February, 2.00am Wednesday 23 February, 7.00am
Tuesday 1 March, 10.00am Wednesday 2 March, 7.00am
Monday 7 March, 1.00am Tuesday 8 March, 7.00am
Tuesday 15 March, 9.00am Wednesday 16 March, 7.00am
Tuesday 22 March, 1.00am Wednesday 23 March, 7.00am
Tuesday 29 March, 9.00am Wednesday 23 March, 7.00am


Opening and closing times for Cleaning are estimates only and may vary due to tides, weather or other variables out of our control and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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