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Arbory Afloat's New Pool Is Now Open for Summer Swims Overlooking the Yarra

The bar's lower deck now boasts an infinity-edge pool fringed by palms, cabanas and day beds.
By Libby Curran
December 05, 2022
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By Libby Curran
December 05, 2022
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The thought of taking a dip in the Yarra's not-so-clear waters is more appalling that appealing. But a blissful splash in an infinity-edge pool sitting atop the river? That, we can definitely get around. And it's exactly the situation that now awaits you aboard Arbory Afloat's latest incarnation, after the floating bar today launched its final offering — a new pool nestled up the venue's western end, flanked by towering palms and cabanas.

Inset into Arbory Afloat's lower deck with views across the river and the city, the pool is laid with imported Italian tiles and comes complete with a hydraulic floor allowing lifeguards to adjust the water depth as required. The surrounding pool deck area is also kitted out with day beds and cabanas, primed for those post-dip cocktails and snack sessions. And of course, it's all rocking a similar Balearic Islands-themed look to the rest of the over-water bar.

The new swimming spot will be open every day, but with visiting times varying throughout the week — you can keep track of opening hours via Arbory Afloat's Instagram page. A towel concierge service is also running if you'd like to travel light, and essentials like hats and sunscreen are available to buy onboard.

Arbory Afloat's 2022 design pulls inspiration from the free-spirited energy of Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Mallorca, dishing up holiday vibes in abundance to match a Spanish-accented food and drink offering.

Find Arbory Afloat and its new pool at 2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne. For pool opening hours, see Instagram.

Images: Arianna Leggiero

Published on December 05, 2022 by Libby Curran
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