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Address: Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4974 2000

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Credit to the Convicts

Little swimming hole built by convicts for the Commandant in the 1800's. Without doubt it must have been back breaking work. Today it's a beautifully hidden, but well known... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wtandy
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Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Little swimming hole built by convicts for the Commandant in the 1800's. Without doubt it must have been back breaking work. Today it's a beautifully hidden, but well known, swimming spot for locals and tourists alike. A pictureque rock pool with surf splashing over its concrete sides. Close to town, with a few hundred metres walk over grass and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for everyone on a hot summers day. As this is an exposed area of coastline you will always need to check the weather and swell, but it's a sheltered open air natural pool and really beautifully surrounded by the sea. we had waves crashing around, but were entirely protected from the ocean. There are flat rocks surrounding this... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our 11 year old son, fantastic way to spend a hot afternoon. Relaxing by the sea with a gorgeous view. Can't wait to go back

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Thank Klou11
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to take my newly married son and his wife to the bogey hole - they absolutely loved it! How romantic! How beautiful! Just so old world!

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Thank Heidemarie8_12
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was cut out of rock for a guy's bath. Built into rock pool area, you can swim in salt water and be part of the ocean.

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Thank Karen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fence has gone and the swimming hole has been refurbished. Access is improved and this place now becomes a must see attraction when visiting Newcastle. In fact the walk from Nobby's beach to Merewether beach (called The Bathers Way) is fantastic in the senic, cultural and historic sense. The bogey hole is a safe and private place to swim.... More 

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Thank Globe T
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Now behind wire fencing which can easily be bypassed the Bogey Hole seems to be falling victim to the new avertion to risk of any sort at any time by any body. Its a swimming area hewn out of the base of cliffs by convicts and was always a rough diamond. The descent was slippery and skinny dipping after a... More 

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Thank Laramber
Horsens, Denmark
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336 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

There had been a landslide recently so you could only get close at your own risk. But we found a few swimmers enjoying this amazing place. The water was so clear. And on the hot day that we were there, it was indeed tempting to simply dive in. Go and see it - you will be amazed.

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Thank Sonjee
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77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Wow, just wow! I found this as a recommendation in a travel brochure so decided to take a look. Sadly we were unable to get up close as the are was fenced off but we were able to see from the cliff top. I can only imagine the struggles faced by the convicts who dug this spectacular pool into the... More 

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Thank Tash K
Paris, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

If you are visiting Newcastle and it's fine weather this is a must! Beautifully nestled amongst cliffs...this swimming hole I believe was carved by convicts...a refreshing dip indeed.

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