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Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle is New South Wales' second-largest city and provides all the excitement of a large city with the hospitality of a regional town. In fact, Newcastle is an Australian port city which stands apart from other port cities. A harbour with a picturesque coastline, interesting topography, tree-lined streets and a rich legacy of historic and architecturally significant buildings make up Newcastle. Explore the central area to discover a variety of restaurants with diverse urban and waterfront dining options, a refreshing mix of boutique shopping and a range of inner-city galleries. Indeed, a treat for the senses.

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Newcastle, Australia

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Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take the time to walk around some of Newcastle's extensive network of tracks and trails; perfect for exploring the city, communing with nature, enjoying the outdoors and keeping active. Consider the Fernleigh Track, Shipwreck Walk or the Great North Walk.
  • Sunworshippers rejoice! There are six spectacular beaches all within 5 km of the city: Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar, Dixon Park, Merewether and Stockton. Don't miss Bathers Way, a 5 km coastal walk that starts at Nobbys and finishes at Merewether Beach.
  • Venture to Honeysuckle and the Harbour, a great place to simply relax and enjoy the sights, the warm Australian weather and recreational activities such as kite flying, roller blading, jogging or bike riding.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

When it comes to eating out in Newcastle, you won't be disappointed. There are four main dining precincts in the city: Darby Street in Cooks Hills combines café culture with galleries and boutique shopping; Honeysuckled and the Harbour offers a myriad of waterfront cafes and restaurants with glorious views; Beaumont Street in Hamilton focuses on Mediterranean cuisine with many pavement cafes and pubs and The Junction serves a smattering of first-class restaurants and cafes to relax in.

Shopping for Bargains

Explore Newcastle's boutique shopping village, The Junction. To find this exclusive shopping village, follow Darby Street into Glebe Road or travel straight up Union Street. Buy the latest street designer wear, alternative music, second-hand books and quirky home wares and jewellery in Newcastle's funky inner city suburb, Cooks Hill.

Local Currency

The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the official currency of Australia. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

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    Before You Visit

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