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Pearl Beach Rock Pool – Pearl Beach NSW 2256

The first NSW Governor, Arthur Phillip, dropped by Pearl Beach in March 1788… My experience in the pool I was a bit troubled at first by the little group of 10 year old kids staring intently at the green slimy steps into this pool, and shouting eagerly: “There it goes.” No, this was no bluebottle jellyfish or blue-ringed octopus; this was merely a sea slug, not that I really know what one of them is or does… It did, however, make me regret not bringing my rock pool shoes (a gift Read more [...]

Newcastle Ocean Baths – NSW 2300

They don’t rent out towels, costumes or handkerchiefs anymore like they used to when these pools first opened in 1922. My experience in the pool I love everything about this place, from the grand Ocean Baths entrance in art deco style, through to the viewing ramp, which looks out over the main 50m pool and the enormous leisure pool next to it. I hadn’t had a decent workout in a 50m pool for a week or two, so spent all my time doing joyous laps in that section rather testing out the Read more [...]