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“Spend a day in Newcastle, it's well worth it.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newcastle Ocean Baths

Newcastle Ocean Baths
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Spend a day in Newcastle, it's well worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Great place for all. Safe for kids, great cafes by beach. Newcastle is a great place to spend the day. Take a walk round the city, we were meant to pass through but we're glad we spend time here. Go to Ground Floor cafe in Hunter st. Visit the church, do the Heritage walk at your own pace. Newcastle has a bit of an industrial image to shake off but there's so much history in this town. The locals were so friendly and chatty. Stay in Novotel, in the center, yet quiet.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Classic baths and nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We went to Newcastle by cruise ship and stopped at the baths and found the outlook delightful.As the ship was in you could take in the music (on a Monday !) and follow up with pier side drinks or one of several restaurants. You have a choice of these that includes a fish restaurant over the water. The only thing was....I'm not sure if there are shark nets !! and it's open to the ocean.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A place of peace and beauty.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were greeted by a very friendly volunteer who provided us with a map of the church and suggestions for a self guided tour. This cathedral has a real sense of history but also represents a vibrant community that works together to make this historic building a place of worship, celebration and belonging for people of all ages.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“When more pleasures were free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

The Ocean Baths are a delightful trip back memory lane without being artificially created or preserved. It’s free and there are no pretensions here. The baths are where the workers and the bosses can mingle as true equals. With no tiles, changing rooms open to the sky and a sandy bottom, it may seem a bit down at heel, but that is its charm.

May it always stay unselfconsciously retro.

When it first opened, parking wasn’t a problem because people did not have cars. Now, sadly, parking can be a problem, but I was there in perfect weather in school holidays, so what can one expect?

Visited January 2014
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Hot showers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

The taps are push in and you need to keep pushing them in.But a very friendly local gave me a "special" device to keep the tap on.You can also just lean on them.

Visited January 2014
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