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INSIDE: Everything you need to know about Mullumbimby Pool. Season 2020-2021

Escape the tourist trap and crazy traffic of Byron Bay and hang out with the Mullum locals in a super-relaxed vibe at the Mullum Pool.

Visiting the Mullumbimby pool is a unexpectedly super fun day out, just 20 minutes drive from Byron Bay, and 10 minutes from Brunswick Heads, especially when combined with a visit to these regional towns. 

Hot Tip: Inflatable Sunday’s are back on at the Petria Thomas Mullumbimby Pool from 12-2pm.

Kids can swim, climb, slide and play on the blow up inflatable jumping castle, hovering over the deep end of the pool. 

Local kids LOVE this fun adventure! 

They blow it up during school holidays too. Check the details & more below. 

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Guide to Mullumbimby Pool

The Mullumbimby Pool is our favourite community pool in the Northern Rivers.

The Olympic Pool is the centrepiece of the complex, it’s blue water shining like a diamond in the centre of this cool country town.

The Mullumbimby Pool is staffed with life-guards, young and old, who help keep watch over the little ones in the pools, as well as keeping an eye on general safety around water. 

(Supervision remains the responsibility of the parent or carer).

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Mullumbimby Swimming Pool for kids

Kids are happy to splash about and play with new found friends in the shaded kids pool.

Sadly, there’s no water park for toddlers like the one at Tweed Aquatic Centre at Murwillumbah.

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Picnic at Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Swimming Pool

There’s grassy areas to sit and picnic, and lots of shade.

Plus, picnic tables all over the grounds, and a shaded spectator stadium where you can park your things on really hot days. 

Bring your own water bottles, and holiday treats like the addictive Cheezels!

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Giant Inflatables at the Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Pool

On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday throughout the pool opening season, Mullumbimby Pool has a special treat just for the kids.

One of two Giant Inflatables is blown up by staff.

Kids can spend two solid hours:

  • running along the obstacle course
  • slipping and sliding down the slide, and
  • diving into the cool water of the Olympic Pool.

It’s an extra $4 per child to play on the Giant Inflatable. Pay at the front desk when you enter. 

Kids are given a wrist band to show they are good to go.

Mullumbimby Pool inflatables operate from 12pm – 2pm.

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What to do in Mullumbimby on a hot day? 

We love Mullumbimby Pool (or Mullum Pool as the locals call it).

During summer, we hang out here day after day, especially when the Mullumbimby pool temperature is roughly 23°-24°C warm. 

It’s a super budget day out for families in Byron and beyond, and the kids LOVE it. 

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Mullumbimby Pool Cafe

There’s a cafe on site with the kids’ favourite cheese-topped hot dogs, and hot chips

($5 a box!)

Purchase tomato sauce or aioli extra for dipping. 

I have it on good authority that the Beef Burger is tops too, but I’m a fan of the toasted turkish bread sandwiches with ham and melted cheese. 

Hot sweet potato fries have recently been added to the menu.

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Mullumbimby Pool Menu for Drinks

There’s coffee and chai for the mums and dads, plus hot chocolate for when the weather turns cold!

Or order one of their classic milkshakes in strawberry, chocolate or caramel. 


MORE Things to do in Mullumbimby with Kids

If you are holidaying in the Byron Bay region, bring the kids to Mullumbimby Pool early in the day for a swim, then spend the hours after lunch wandering the shops of main street.

Mullumbimby is in the midst of a groundswell of upward movement, but still retains old school charm.

There’s a bunch of:

  • well-stocked op shops to check out
  • multiple bookshops
  • a craft cooperative
  • yoga venues
  • fancy boutique-style dress shops
  • stylish homewares
  • three bakeries, and
  • the best health food stores around – Santos, and The Source Bulk Food Mullumbimby.

Mullumbimby Chocolate shop

DO NOT MISS the Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop (Shop 1/104 Dalley Street) – it’s our special treat each holidays.

I give the kids $5 each spending money and they choose from a worldwide and retro selection of sweets, lollies and chocolate choices. 

Mullumbimby Cafes

Stop by one of these Mullum cafes for an after-lunch refreshment before they close:

  • the Empire Cafe at 20 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby
  • the PureMelt Chocolate Lounge at 2/53 Stuart St Mullumbimby, or
  • The Rock & Roll Coffee Company at 3/55 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby


Head home via the sweet town of Federal in the Byron Bay Hinterland,  with a stop at Crystal Castle to walk the labyrinth if you have time.

Stop in at DOMA Japanese in Federal if it’s open. The food is epic!

Other Pools in Byron Shire

  • Ballina Pool has two GIANT slides and a water park area for toddlers
  • Byron Bay pool has the best views in town!  It’s right next to the Main Beach carpark, and you can see the ocean. There’s a shaded toddler and kids pool at one end. 

Unfortunately, there is no Bangalow Pool although the town has a committee fundraising for one to be built. 

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Mullumbimby Swimming Pool

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Telephone:  Contact (02) 6684 2494.
Please call to confirm current opening hours before you go.
Location of Mullumbimby Pool: Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Swimming Pool is located on Jubilee Ave in Mullumbimby, to the right of the Bowls Club.

The pool is operated by the Byron Shire Council. 

Mullumbimby Pool Opening Hours

2020-2021  season at Mullumbimby Pool runs from September 2020 until late April 2021.

Operating 7 days.

Mullumbimby Pool opening times are as follows:

October to March

  • Monday to Friday – 6am to 7pm
  • Saturday 7am to 6pm
  • Sunday 8am to 6pm

September & April

  • Monday to Friday – 6am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7am to 5pm
  • Sunday – 8am to 5pm

Swim Club operates on Friday nights. 

Mullumbimby Pool Prices (2020-2021 season)

  • Adult: $4.50
  • Concession (with concession cards) $4.00
  • Child: $3.70 (2-18 years)
  • Spectator: $3.00
  • Child under 2 year: FREE
  • Children with disabilities, and carers with companion card: FREE

Unfortunately, there’s no family pass. 

Discount Ticket Books

  • Adult 25 visits $95; 15 visits $57
  • Child 25 visits $78; 15 visits $47
  • Concession 25 visits $78; 15 visits $51

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How to get to Mullumbimby Pool

By Bus:

  • Route 645 travels from Ocean Shores to Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay (and return). 
  • Bus stops at River Terrace Bus Zone, near the Post Office
  • Walk from there to the pool (5 minutes) 

By Car: Click here to add your location for google map directions

How far is Mullumbimby from Byron Bay?

21.5km from point to point.

The drive takes about 25 minutes.

Mullumbimby Pool Map

Toadstool Rating – Mullumbimby Pools

$7.70 for a full day of fun in the sun for a child, including TWO HOURS jumping on the Giant Inflatable straight into the water. 

That’s unbeatable value around these parts.

The Mullum pool is awesome for a fun, cheap day out in Byron Bay region.

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Sunday 25th of November 2018

So the inflatables are on every day from 12-2 or what???


Sunday 25th of November 2018

Hi Juels. Tues, Thurs and Sun during Christmas school holidays. Often on a Sunday too. Call the pool before you go to check. Yes, 12-2pm. An additional cost to pool entry.

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