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. Please stay 1.5 metres apart from others and wash hands regularly. Gatherings of up to 30 people (from 23 Oct) are permitted. 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 closed at the same time.


Cleaning Timetable

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.


Begin clean (pool closes)

Pool re-opens

7am Wednesday 25/11 4pm Thursday 26/11
noon Tuesday 1/12 7am Wednesday 2/12
6.45am Wednesday 9/12 7am Thursday 10/12
11am Tuesday 15/12 7am Wednesday 16/12
6.45am Wednesday 23/12 7am Thursday 24/12
10am Tuesday 29/12 7am Wednesday 30/12
6.45am Wednesday 6/1/2021 7am Thursday 7/1
10am Wednesday 13/1 7am Thursday 14/1
6.45am Wednesday 20/1 7am Thursday 21/1
10am Wednesday 27/1 7am Thursday 28/1
6.45am Thursday 4/2 4pm Thurs 4/2
10am Wednesday 10/2 7am Thursday 11/2
6.45am Thursday 18/2 4pm Thurs 18/2
8am Wednesday 24/2 7am Thursday 25/2


The above 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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