Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

  • Mums & Bubs
    All Ages

The Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool is quite possibly the most iconic outdoor pool in Sydney thanks to its prime location overlooking Sydney Harbour, and the spectacular views aren't the only feature drawing the crowds to this pool year after year. 

An Iconic Outdoor Pool in Sydney

Whether you're a family looking to brush up on your swimming skills, have little grommets who desperately want to learn how to swim, or you simply want to splash about in a stunning outdoor pool, Andrew (Boy) Charlton is the place to be. 

Set on the stunning Woolloomooloo Bay, Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool (ABC) offers two outdoor heated pools including an eight-lane 50-metre saltwater pool for the adults and a shaded learner's pool that's ideal for children. 

Kids and adults can learn to swim with ABC's kids' and adult swimming squads. Their kids' GOswim program is a swimming and water safety program, focusing on experiential and activity-based learning. The curriculum is suited to all ages and designed to integrate student learning outcomes into real-world scenarios.

What's on Offer at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

Andrew Boy Charlton Pool
Take in the incredible views from the relaxing pool deck.


  • 50-metre Olympic swimming pool
  • 20-metre swimming program pool
  • Squads, Swimming Lessons and Private lessons
  • Family changerooms
  • Pram access to the pool deck
  • Disabled access
  • Lockers to store your valuables.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday from 6am to 8pm
Saturday to Sunday from 7am to 7pm

Free play and recreational swimming is from 9am to 5pm.

Pool Entry Fees

Adult – $7
Concession – $5
Family – $20

Getting to Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

ABC Pool is located at 1c Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney. 

Parking: Metered parking is available on Mrs Macquaries Road inside the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Buses: A bus service from the QVB will drop you off right outside the centre. The 441 runs between 7.30 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday every half hour.
Trains: Martin Place and St James train stations both have trains arriving and departing every fifteen minutes.

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