Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

Set on Woolloomooloo Bay near the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.

Andrew Boy Charlton Pool

1C Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW
KIDsize Vibe

Our 50-metre outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimming. It has 8 lanes and ranges in depth from 1.2 to 2 metres. The pool is heated from 1 September to 30 April and filled with chemically treated salt water.

The smaller (20 metre) pool is 1 metre deep throughout and perfect for those who are learning to swim or just want to have fun. It is heated to 28ºC and also contains chemically treated salt water. This pool has a shade cover to protect your skin from the sun.

There are seats on a shaded terrace, daybeds and a licensed café with outdoor deck area.

Classes and coaching

  • 'Learn to Swim' courses for children and adults.
  • Coaching programs.
  • Private swimming lessons.
  • Club/squad training.
  • Group fitness sessions including cross training, martial arts and kayaking.
  • Biathlon competitions.

Getting there:

SYDNEY EXPLORER BUS - Stop 11 (Scenic walk to Mrs Macquarie Chair) Macquarie St, Crystal Palace Gate

TRAIN: the nearest station is Martin Place, a 15 min walk. Other stations close by are St James and Circular Quay.
FERRY: A 15min walk from Circular Quay
BUS: the 441 (Balmain via QVB Building) leaves York Street, Town Hall on weekdays, 10 am to 5 pm, stopping outside the Art Gallery of NSW. Route 200 (Chatswood to Bondi) stops in Macquarie Street.
CAR: there is metered parking along Mrs Macquaries Road, Hospital Road and Macquarie Street. Undercover parking is available at the Domain Car Park with a $10 flat rate on weekends

For more places to visit and eat out check out our "Visiting The Rocks with Kids' Guide click; here!

Age Group
All Ages
Adult: $6.50
Concession: $4.90
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $18.40
Spectator: $3.20
Location and Details
1C Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW
Non-daylight saving
Monday to Sunday: 6am to 7pm
Daylight saving
Monday to Sunday: 6am to 8pm
Public holidays: 7am to 7pm.
02 9358 6686