If the term 'aquatic centre' conjures memories of chlorine-soaked indoor humidity and school swimming lessons, don't panic. Located in Princes Gardens, Prahran Aquatic Centre's openair pool is surrounded by green lawns, towering palms and the South Melbourne skyline. The pool maintains a pleasant 26 degrees, a godsend in Melbourne's changeable weather. Lap-swimmers and recreational water-lovers alike are welcome to take a dip. When you're done, grab something from the cafe and relax on the lawn or deck. Or, satisfy your post-swim appetite by hitting the nearby foodie hotspots in Prahran.
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