Newcastle City Guide
Newcastle is one of Australia's busiest port cities. Situated right along the Pacific Ocean coastline, it offers beautiful sandy beaches, busy port harbours, delicious seaside eateries, and a thriving art and music scene.
It also offers a great mix of historic Victorian architecture amidst modern cityscapes!
Take a walk along Bathers Way-it connects Newport's three beaches. Plan to spend a few hours taking in the salty air, world-class surfers, rugged cliffs, colourful reefs, and salt water ocean baths.
In the mood for history? Stop by Newcastle's East Heritage Walk. The Convict Lumber Yard, Christ Church Cathedral, and Fort Scratchley are just a few of the sites you'll see along the way.
Need inspiration? Visit the city's art district. Start at the Regional Gallery and work your way to private galleries throughout the area.
No visit to Newcastle is complete without a stop on Darby Street. Have breakfast or lunch at one of the 20 cafes.
Then, go shopping! Darby Street's numerous boutiques offer a truly unique shopping experience.
Within walking distance of Darby Street, you'll also find many of Newcastle's private art galleries.
Lizotte's boasts some of the area's best musical talent. No matter what you're musical tastes-popular acts from the 70's, 80's and 90's or fresh, up-and-coming talent-you're sure to find it here. Pair that with the delicious food, fabulous wine selections, and lively atmosphere for a truly energetic experience!
Newcastle's central business district (CBD) puts you right in the heart of all the action and close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer. Hunter Street is a great place to find hotels and motels to meet just about any budget.
If you're not too keen on being that close to the city, try Charlestown - which is 10 minutes away from the city centre. If you want to stay on the beach, Pacific Street in Charlestown is a great place to do it!