King Edward Park

King Edward Park was dedicated as a recreation reserve in 1863. Within the grounds was a bowling green and the Obelisk, built as a navigational marker in 1850; the focal point is a Victorian rotunda.

The park has spectacular ocean views, Norfolk Island pines and a sunken garden usually ablaze of colour.

On the southern boundary are the remains of the Shepherds Hill Battery and Gunner's Cottage which were in regular use from 1890 to World War II.

The park also has links with Newcastle's penal past, with the Bogey Hole (or convict hewn ocean bathing pool) at the foot of the eastern cliff face.

A popular place for family picnics and barbecues, and now a movie venue in summer. The park also has a playground and public toilets.

Carols by Candlelight held annually in December, as is the Mattara Hill Climb in October.

Nearby events

  1. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Thursday 26 April 2018 to Friday 11 May 2018 , Newcastle

    Your organic fix from Thursday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef, sweets for the sweet, an…

    26 Apr - 11 May
  2. Women Like Us

    Wednesday 02 May 2018 , Newcastle

    Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. With more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne Interna…

    02 May