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.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.