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BOGEY HOLE: THE GUIDE
REGION: Newcastle & Hunter.
ACCESSIBILITY: Private car & public transport.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer.
LOCATION: 1km 0:03 from Newcastle* | 164km or 2:20 From Sydney CBD* Open in Google Maps
WALKING DISTANCE: 5 minute walk down cliff side stairs from street or secure parking.
TIME REQUIRED: 1-2+ hours.
TOURIST RATING: Popular local, doggo friendly| 6/10
*Times are approximate and depend on traffic
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BOGEY HOLE: THE EXPERIENCE
As told by Zade Grilloni.
Nestled under the cliff side below Newcastle’s King Edward Park, is Newcastle’s “Bogey Hole.” Constructed in 1819 to 1820 by convict labor, this swimming hole was initially called “Commandants Bath” and later changed – stemming from the indigenous word Bogey meaning “to bathe”
We first visited the swimming hole about a month back. It was a fine summers day which around 1pm which called for the people to be out and about and generally in the ocean. We walked down the stairs and went up the rocks to the left to people watch for a while. There were amazing views looking back on to Newcastle
There were quite a few folk so we didn’t spend too much time as we weren’t really feelin’ it as far as swimming. Other people had their doggos with life vests and a boys jumping in too.
We visited again last week to watch the sunrise and boy was it a beauty. One of the most beautiful we have seen in NSW for sure. We got to the hole allowing around 10 minutes to get a good pozzie and watch the magic unfold. There was already a man down there with camera in hand waiting for the perfect moment.
We think the prettiest time is dusk. Right before she rises in the morning and right after she sets in the evening. Dusk is when the clouds are on fire. The colours start creating their masterpiece in the sky! pure magic moments. Especially at sunrise because its typically very quiet and intimate which makes it that much better.
Just as we were leaving a little old lady came down the stairs and jumped straight in for a morning bath as cheerful as ever. So good to see people independently living their best lives.
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