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Great spot

This swimming spot is a little difficult to find but once you have you will be greatly rewarded... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
chocomaro
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Newcastle, Australia
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Terribly dangerous

Terribly dangerous, yet astoundingly beautiful pool. The waves often break into the pool and it is... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
OscardaPadre
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This swimming spot is a little difficult to find but once you have you will be greatly rewarded. Situated between the cliff and the ocean it is definitely a unique place worthy of the effort.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Terribly dangerous, yet astoundingly beautiful pool. The waves often break into the pool and it is pitch black at night time. Can't believe the council are so negligent in not providing some lighting - someone will fall, hurt themselves and sue them. Serene and lovely...More

1  Thank OscardaPadre
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Council have recently completed excellent new stairs and swimming platform to make this a truly inviting coastal experience. Amazing the think this was all cut out of rock by convict labour in 1819 so Commandant Morisset could have his own private coastal rock platform bathing...More

Thank citfancier
Reviewed 20 March 2018

What a top spot for a swim. Amazing how it was dug out by the convicts so long ago without modern day machinery.

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This is the most amazing place to swim! Out of the way to get there but the best to find and swim. They have improved the setting with much safer stairs for access. The rocks around it remain slippery. Go in low tide, too dangerous...More

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Be sure to take a wander down to this gem. Take a swim infront of the crashing sea and watch the sprays fly into the sky. Prob be a good little snorkeling spot too not sure if theres much fish etc but plently of different...More

Thank Camo S
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Rediscovered this amazing beauty. Such a gem in the middle of Newcastle. We parked in King Edward Park and walked down. About a five minute walk. Easy to do. Stairs have been built to the pool. Not much room at the pool so take as...More

Thank bekmcclure
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I lived a short walk from the Bogey Hole whilst on an exchange placement studying in at Newcastle University. The Bogey Hole was one of my favourite spots! It was never that busy when I went even in the summer. Depending on how the tide/...More

Thank LucyMc1234
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We ventured out from the central coast to see it and it is a lovely view. But i would make it as part of a day trip. Find other things to do in Newcastle and go when it is not cold and raining. That was...More

Thank kittykat691
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I was intrigued by the notion that prisoners built this . It is a lovely walk to the site and a few steps to climb down to the hole, it was refreshing to feel the spray of the waves breaking over into the hole ....More

Thank DgSolo
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