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The Bogey Hole

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Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4974 2000
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Hidden Treasure

I lived a short walk from the Bogey Hole whilst on an exchange placement studying in at Newcastle... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Barnet, United Kingdom
via mobile
Made the mistake of going on a cold rainy day

We ventured out from the central coast to see it and it is a lovely view. But i would make it as... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
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Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4974 2000
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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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Haven't been here since I was a kid. Decided to take some overseas visitors here for a dip one hot day in Feb and it was pretty nice so we stayed for a couple of hours!

Thank Scottiehere
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Parking - in the park area, on a busy day you may need to walk to the main pathway about 10min. Once on the pathway lovely steep walk down with some steps so remember you need to walk the same way back. It is accessible...More

1  Thank skiing007
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had my first visit there last saturday. Beautiful place for a relaxing swim. Definitely recommend if your are visiting newcastle

1  Thank 2Daryl
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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...More

1  Thank wtandy
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 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

1  Thank Klou11
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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!

1  Thank Heidemarie8_12
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29 November 2016|
Response from Laramber | Reviewed this property |
No , nothing happens quickly here these days