A secret swimming spot: the Bogey Hole

An iconic and secret swimming spot of Newcastle, NSW Australia, is the Bogey Hole. A natural pool located at the foot of Shepherds Hill, beneath King Edward Park, with a spectacular view of the Newcastle coast. The Bogey Hole, also known as the “Commandant’s Baths”, was built by order of Commandant Morisset for his personal use and carved from ocean rocks by convicts around 1820. In 1863 was reopened as public pool and renamed after the Aboriginal Dharug word bugi: to bathe.

During summer days the Bogey Hole is a popular place for locals and visitors, energized by the sound of the waves crashing into the pool.

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