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. Stormcellar

    Friday 26 April 2019 , Newcastle

    Join Stormcellar for a night of blues and roots and folk and country and rock, Yep home brewed and percolated piping hot and heavily caffeinated! Tunes from across their back catalogue all for you to chill out, escape the world and get on…

    26 Apr
  2. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Newcastle

    On the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time worldwide, events begin, starting in the earliest time zones of Samoa mass Tai Chi and Qigong sessions and exhibitions are held that are free and open to the public. Then, as the planet…

    27 Apr