(Image taken December 2001. Author’s own collection)
Sited on Cabbage Tree Bay next to the launching ramp for the Search and Rescue Station. This classic ring-of-rocks pool for children is near a stairway, walkways and a toilet block and not far from the lighthouse. Popular with residents of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and holiday-makers at the nearby caravan park, this pool attracts photographers.
Cabbage Tree Harbour
Bald Street, Norah Head, NSW, 2263, Australia
(Latitude South 33 degrees 16 minutes 45 seconds, Longitude East 151 degrees 34 minutes 12 seconds)
The area around Norah Head was farmed.
Many boats were wrecked on the dangerous reefs off Noraville before construction of the Norah Head lighthouse around 1903.
There were boarding houses at Noraville. Access was via the motor bus from Toukley or a launch from Wyong.
The Toukley bridge replaced a previous land route along a bush track.
The Norah Head pool was in use.
The Norah Head pool was popular with people staying at the nearby camping ground.
More than 100 people gathered at Norah Head rock pool to witness the baptism of seven people from Gorokan Baptist Church.
The Norah Head Coastcare group worked to remove noxious weeds at the headland at the top of the rock pool steps. Coastcare Week 2002 included an organism display at the Norah Head rock pool, followed by a rock pool ramble.