The bustling city of Newcastle in The Hunter region is Australia's sixth largest city so the mind can only imagine what is in store for your trip to this seaside city! Boasting everything from golden sandy beaches, accommodation of every kind, attractions for all ages, shopping, dining and entertainment no matter what time of day or night it is, your trip here will be one that you will wish never had to end!
Newcastle is very well known for its beautiful beaches that you can take advantage of while you are here, with all six being perfect for a day at the beach with family and friends. Patrolled all year and offering safe swimming, both in the ocean waters and in the ocean baths, you can relax, laze and sun bake until your heart is content! Pack a picnic for the day or enjoy a great cook-up at one of the BBQ's along the foreshore but whatever you do, dont pass up the opportunity to experience one or all of Newcastle's glorious beaches.
With every water sport and activity imaginable on offer in Newcastle, you can spend as much time as you like out on the water. Newcastle boasts not only spectacular whale watching but there is also the chance to do some sailing, fishing, diving, snorkelling or embark on an awesome adventure like kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing or learning how to surf on one of the local breaks.
With so much to see and do in Newcastle you time here can be fast paced and your days jam packed to the brim with fun or a trip where you can just retreat away from the world and just relax and unwind. With attractions like the large working harbour where you can find wonderful restaurants and great places to enjoy a drink or two, the Newcastle Harbour is a must see! As are the lookouts and lighthouses in and around the city which always present an awesome sight and scenic views and the National Parks and rainforests that encase the city where you can go exploring and discover an array of flora and fauna.
With every imaginable activity and plenty of manmade and natural attractions, your itinerary is sure to be filled. But if you are looking to escape from it all, Newcastle is the place to do it! With quiet B&B's where you can curl up around a wood fire with a good book and a beautiful bottle of wine and spend your days taking scenic driving routes and discovering things off the beaten path a relaxing holiday here is easily within reach!
Families, honeymooners, party goers, backpackers, business people and overseas and interstate travellers all flock to the shores of Newcastle. With its vibrant atmosphere, night life, shopping and dining and not to mention the array of different accommodation to accommodate every budget and taste, you will not leave here disappointed. Wander the streets and find street side stalls, markets, cafes, boutiques, shopping centres, malls, live entertainment and restaurants in the city centre or make your way out to the fringing beaches, National Parks and gardens and surrounding attractions. You can learn about Newcastle's convict past or the history that this beautiful city is steeped in from the many churches, art galleries, show rooms, museums and tourist centres that are open all year round for visitors.
Newcastle is a place abounding is things to see and do, so why don't you come and discover your own slice of heaven in this bustling and vibrant seaside city!