The Bogey Hole, Newcastle – Australia

Newcastle is situated about 2 hours drive north of Sydney on Australia’s east coast. It was recently voted no 9. in Lonely Planet’s list of must-see destinations (Top 10 Cities to visit in 2011). “Its assets include surf beaches, dining, night life, arts and a unique blend of imagination and sophistication.”

The “Bogey Hole” was built by convicts, carved out of the ocean rock platform, in about 1820. Originally it served as a private pool for the Commandant of Newcastle. It gets battered by heavy seas and is often very dangerous during high tides or rough weather.

It is a beautiful spot and many locals will tell you that they swam there when they were young. It has recently been improved and now passes the safety test.

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