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By Libby Curran
December 07, 2017

The Pool at Pier One

A pop-up plunge pool bar by the harbour.
By Libby Curran
December 07, 2017

A dip in Walsh Bay itself might not seem all that appealing, but some summertime splashing in a harbourside pool sure does. So tomorrow — just in time for the balmy days to come — harbourside hotel Pier One is launching a pop-up called The Pool, featuring an actual plunge pool out on its private pontoon.

Promising a luxe poolside experience for hotel guests and visitors alike, the space has been kitted out with lush foliage, umbrellas, deck chairs and pool toys to complement an upscale food and drink offering. In between dips, punters can enjoy classic Aussie-style barbecue dishes from on-site smokehouse The Kerrigan, like spiced calamari rings and fried chook wings. Pier One's Sydney Harbour Bar will be slinging a summery array of signature cocktails, while local DJs will grace the decks, bumping up the party vibe.

It's all on offer Fridays through Sundays from noon till sunset throughout summer, and open daily from 3pm between December 26 and January 1. Access to The Pool will cost you $30, including a towel, use of the pool toys and an alcoholic beverage. It's for adults only and they don't take bookings, so you'll want to get in early to nab a primo poolside spot.

If you've got a spare $499, you can also get on board The Pool's huge New Year's Eve party, taking advantage of that prime, harbourside fireworks-viewing real estate.

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