Beating the heat

Lapping up the sun & seeing in the new year at Coles Bay - Freycinet Lodge. Photo: Anna/The Examiner
Lapping up the sun & seeing in the new year at Coles Bay - Freycinet Lodge. Photo: Anna/The Examiner
Nice night for ice cream in Bendigo Photo: Tanya/Bendigo Advertiser

Nice night for ice cream in Bendigo Photo: Tanya/Bendigo Advertiser

Henry Isaacs 20 months summer fun under the sprinkler. At the family farm in Kurting. Photo: Bree Isaacs/Bendigo Advertiser

Henry Isaacs 20 months summer fun under the sprinkler. At the family farm in Kurting. Photo: Bree Isaacs/Bendigo Advertiser

Max and Azhia Claridge having summer fun with water wars on the oval at Strathfieldsaye. Photo: Bruce Claridge/Bendigo Advertiser

Max and Azhia Claridge having summer fun with water wars on the oval at Strathfieldsaye. Photo: Bruce Claridge/Bendigo Advertiser

Nathan Claridge and son Max enjoying New Years Day at Lake Eppalock. Photo: Bruce Claridge/Bendigo Advertiser

Nathan Claridge and son Max enjoying New Years Day at Lake Eppalock. Photo: Bruce Claridge/Bendigo Advertiser

Azhia Claridge having summer fun at Lake Eppalock on New Years Day. Photo: Bruce Claridge/Bendigo Advertiser

Azhia Claridge having summer fun at Lake Eppalock on New Years Day. Photo: Bruce Claridge/Bendigo Advertiser

Layla and Bodhi Thompson cooling off at White Hills pool. Photo: Christine Thompson/Bendigo Advertiser

Layla and Bodhi Thompson cooling off at White Hills pool. Photo: Christine Thompson/Bendigo Advertiser

Relaxing in the sun at gorgeous Phillip Island! Photo: Dannielle Penna/Bendigo Advertiser

Relaxing in the sun at gorgeous Phillip Island! Photo: Dannielle Penna/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Ghg/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Ghg/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Jess Bennett/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Jess Bennett/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Meredith Whittle/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Meredith Whittle/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Rebecca Green/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Rebecca Green/Bendigo Advertiser

Fishing in Anglesea. Photo: Sarah Hickman/Bendigo Advertiser

Fishing in Anglesea. Photo: Sarah Hickman/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Louise Gale/The Advocate

Photo: Louise Gale/The Advocate

Photo: Marianne Blokker/The Advocate

Photo: Marianne Blokker/The Advocate

Photo: Emily Blakeman/The Advocate

Photo: Emily Blakeman/The Advocate

My daughter Sophia williams enjoys summer by swimming in the pool. Photo: Jessica Clark/The Advocate

My daughter Sophia williams enjoys summer by swimming in the pool. Photo: Jessica Clark/The Advocate

Photo: Joel Blomhoff/The Advocate

Photo: Joel Blomhoff/The Advocate

The start of some gorgeous summer days coming up...shot from east inlet Stanley. Photo: Jodie Hennessy/The Advocate

The start of some gorgeous summer days coming up...shot from east inlet Stanley. Photo: Jodie Hennessy/The Advocate

Photo: Kendall Buckley/The Advocate

Photo: Kendall Buckley/The Advocate

Caitlin running on the beach with her iPod to burn off all her energy. Photo: Naomi Ralph/The Examiner

Caitlin running on the beach with her iPod to burn off all her energy. Photo: Naomi Ralph/The Examiner

Photo: Natalie Manzoney/The Examiner

Photo: Natalie Manzoney/The Examiner

Photo: Nicki Gillie/The Examiner

Photo: Nicki Gillie/The Examiner

Photo: Nicki Gillie/The Examiner

Photo: Nicki Gillie/The Examiner

Photo: Nikita McDonald/The Examiner

Photo: Nikita McDonald/The Examiner

Photo: Nikita McDonald/The Examiner

Photo: Nikita McDonald/The Examiner

Photo: Renee Maynard/The Examiner

Photo: Renee Maynard/The Examiner

Beautiful morning in Scamander. Photo: Robyn Baker/The Examiner

Beautiful morning in Scamander. Photo: Robyn Baker/The Examiner

Photo: Roseanne/The Examiner

Photo: Roseanne/The Examiner

Natalie 6 & Sandra Turner enjoying time on the boat and ski biscuit up the Longfird river. Photo: Sandra Turner/The Examiner

Natalie 6 & Sandra Turner enjoying time on the boat and ski biscuit up the Longfird river. Photo: Sandra Turner/The Examiner

Photo: Shae/The Examiner

Photo: Shae/The Examiner

Shelley & Christy @ Olives Newstead. Photo: Shelley Keogh/The Examiner

Shelley & Christy @ Olives Newstead. Photo: Shelley Keogh/The Examiner

Summer smiles Jacinta & Mum! Photo: Shelley Keogh/The Examiner

Summer smiles Jacinta & Mum! Photo: Shelley Keogh/The Examiner

Photo: Tammy Jordan/The Examiner

Photo: Tammy Jordan/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Vanessa Fysh/The Examiner

Photo: Ali Cassidy/The Examiner

Photo: Ali Cassidy/The Examiner

Photo: Ali Cassidy/The Examiner

Photo: Ali Cassidy/The Examiner

Liam Barrett enjoying the beautiful beach at Port Sorell. Photo: Amanda Barrett/The Examiner

Liam Barrett enjoying the beautiful beach at Port Sorell. Photo: Amanda Barrett/The Examiner

The Notorious in at the seaport. Photo: Cheryl/The Examiner

The Notorious in at the seaport. Photo: Cheryl/The Examiner

Enjoying a cocktail at Lloyds. Photo: Emma/The Examiner

Enjoying a cocktail at Lloyds. Photo: Emma/The Examiner

Photo: Kerrie/The Examiner

Photo: Kerrie/The Examiner

Lucy at Bridport. Photo: Kirsten Williams/The Examiner

Lucy at Bridport. Photo: Kirsten Williams/The Examiner

Photo: Leola/The Examiner

Photo: Leola/The Examiner

Photo: Melissa Taylor/The Examiner

Photo: Melissa Taylor/The Examiner

Photo: Melissa Taylor/The Examiner

Photo: Melissa Taylor/The Examiner

Photo: Melissa Taylor/The Examiner

Photo: Melissa Taylor/The Examiner

Torquay! Photo: Brooke/Bendigo Advertiser

Torquay! Photo: Brooke/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Jac/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Jac/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Madeleine Hope/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Madeleine Hope/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Shax/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Shax/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Tanya/Bendigo Advertiser

Photo: Tanya/Bendigo Advertiser

With summer temperatures soaring into the 40's across Australia, residents are flocking to beaches and using other inventive ways to beat the heat.

Check out how some Fairfax Regional readers are keeping cool this summer with a collection of iPhone app submissions from across the network.

Kyron & Logan Poke fishing at the Arthur River with dad Ben Poke. Photo: Melissa Poke/The Advocate

Kyron & Logan Poke fishing at the Arthur River with dad Ben Poke. Photo: Melissa Poke/The Advocate

My grandson Jonty trying out his new ATV. Photo: Darryl Dick/The Advocate

My grandson Jonty trying out his new ATV. Photo: Darryl Dick/The Advocate

Angela Douglas and Lacey Mansfield enjoying themselves at Muddy Creek Port Sorell. Photo: Debbie Clune/The Advocate

Angela Douglas and Lacey Mansfield enjoying themselves at Muddy Creek Port Sorell. Photo: Debbie Clune/The Advocate

"Cooling off....dock jumping Stanley. Cody Guest and Kahlan Williams, Smithton" Photo: Kara Guest/The Advocate

"Cooling off....dock jumping Stanley. Cody Guest and Kahlan Williams, Smithton" Photo: Kara Guest/The Advocate

Going for a drive through penguin. Photo: Lauren Baly/The Advocate

Going for a drive through penguin. Photo: Lauren Baly/The Advocate

Montumana smoke seen from the head of the Duck River. Photo: Rebecca Johnston/The Advocate

Montumana smoke seen from the head of the Duck River. Photo: Rebecca Johnston/The Advocate

Temperature at ridgley at 2pm Friday. Photo: Daniel Flint

Temperature at ridgley at 2pm Friday. Photo: Daniel Flint

Peter Bonney helping his son Mitchell Bonney fill up the pool. Photo: Elizabeth Brandenburg/The Advocate

Peter Bonney helping his son Mitchell Bonney fill up the pool. Photo: Elizabeth Brandenburg/The Advocate

Photo: Heath Holden/The Advocate

Photo: Heath Holden/The Advocate