Merewether Baths, NSW, Australia

A “largest of its kind” since 1935, Merewether Baths is a great swimming and photographic location just outside Newcastle. Numbered diving blocks installed on the both sides make this ocean pool unique comparing to a hundred of others along the coast.

Merewether Baths, NSW, Australia

Construction of this huge complex was started when coastline pollution problems put local weekly swimming competitions under the threat in late 1920’s – early 1930’s.

Merewether Baths, NSW, Australia

Merewether Baths swimming complex is 100 meters long, 90 meters wide and split into two areas by wide walkway – the main swimming area and a shallow shore portion – children’s pool.

Merewether Baths, NSW, Australia

The main pool is 100m by 50m and features 10 diving block on each side in the racing area of the pool. One of these blocks was washed by the storm to the Baths in 2001.

Merewether Baths, NSW, Australia

Baths are very well maintained – cleaned twice per week in summer and fortnightly in winter, Merewether Baths have a record of high water quality levels.

Merewether Baths, NSW, Australia

Baths are well lit in the dark, so busy people can enjoy it in the evening or early morning. When I came there for a sunrise shoot, there were people already … one hour before the sunrise.


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  • Gerard Saverimuthu

    This is my favorite photo set so far. Excellent composition and lighting. This site looks kind of 'average' location for photography but your view point of shooting makes it gorgeous. The last shot is my pick. Good job Yegor!

    • http://www.yktravelphoto.com Yegor Korzh

      Thank you Gerard!