Newcastle is around two hours by car  from Sydney ,and is next to the coastline with amazing beaches. It is home to Australia’s largest salt water lake; Barrington Tops, a stunning place for pictures and hikes. Newcastle’s city centre is surrounded by eight beaches so you can take your pick or just visit all of them.

Places to visit

Stockton Sand Dunes

These are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere – over 30 kilometres long, and over 2 kilometres in width. Race over them on a quad bike, sand board,take a camel ride or treck!

Nobby’s Beach

Here you’ll find over a kilometre of  white  sand . Visit the lighthouse for great views of the seaside city.

Nelson Bay

Just 20 minutes drive from Newcastle, you’ll find Nelson Bay. Shop, eat and head out to the islands to see the friendly dolphins. They’ll come right to the boat and say hello.

Street Art Walking

Unique and expressive artwork cover Newcastle’s street walls and you can tour them with Street Art Walking, it is a 90 minute walk through the streets where you find out about the artists and their pieces.

 

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Social Events

The Civic Theatre Newcastle is one of Newcastle’s prestigious and popular venues. The theatre has many shows running throughout the year

Darby Street

Popular with students, Darby St is a great part of town. Stroll along this busy main street from morning to midnight, and you’ll always find something to do. Whether you’re looking for the latest fashions; dining in one of over thirty restaurants and bars; seeing the latest exhibition at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery; or relaxing by the fountain in Civic Park – Darby St is where the buzz is.

 

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Shopping

There are many markets around Newcastle that are worth a visit including Hunt and Gather Markets that showcase Newcastle’s culture every third Saturday of the month. The markets offer a range of people including musicians, designers, artists, chefs and collectors showcasing their creativity.

Boutique shops can be found at Junction Fair amongst food restaurants, a supermarket and WI-FI. Twenty five cafes, outdoor dining, galleries, boutiques, jewellery shops and more can be found at Darby Street Precinct.

 

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Transport

Newcastle has many walking tracks all over the city so if you fancy a stroll or a cycle or even a run to get somewhere or just for leisure you can with ease.

Take a bus around Newcastle’s central business district (CBD) for free with State Transit operated bus services.

There is also a ferry that you can take to Stockton from Newcastle to explore more areas .

 

 

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