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  1. Newcastle Golf Club

    Located at the mouth of the Hunter River, two hour's drive from Sydney, Newcastle (formerly known as the Stockton Course) is one of only two courses in NSW given international recognition by the panel of experts rating the World's Top 100 C…

  2. Village Green picnic area

    Backyard not big enough? Why not use ours. At Village Green picnic area in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, there’s plenty of parking, picnic shelters, barbecues and open space in a picturesque setting so everyone can enjoy their day. It’s per…

  3. Newcastle City Hall

    Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's most unique and prestigious venues. Its old world charm and stunning architecture, including sandstone walls and pillars, marble staircases, clock tower and sweeping ballroom, is rem…

  4. Nobbys Beach

    Newcastle's highest profile beach, with council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday year round and volunteer members of Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club provide beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming season. It is a favoured swi…

  5. Newcastle Ocean Baths

    With its distinctive and architecturally significant Art Deco pavilion, Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the city's outstanding historic landmarks and is a popular informal open air studio for amateur photographers. The Ocean Baths were cons…

  6. Stockton Beach

    Stockton Beach is situated at the southern end of Newcastle Bight, where there is a sweeping expanse of sand and sand dunes, and views stretching back to Port Stephens. Council Lifeguard Services are provided Monday to Saturday during th…

  7. Newcastle Art Gallery

    Newcastle Art Gallery houses the most important public art collection in NSW outside Sydney and is considered one of the most substantial in regional Australia. Featuring significant Indigenous and non-Indigenous works of art, the collectio…

  8. Go Karts Go

    Go Karts Go is an amusement park with go karts, a shop and video games. All members of the family, from three to 90 years, can have a fun time. The tracks are fully controlled and supervised with safety the key factor. Go Karts Go has the …

  9. Glenrock State Conservation Area

    Glenrock State Conservation Area, only 5km from Newcastle, is the perfect place for mountain biking. Explore the park’s beaches, rainforest walks and waterfalls on a school excursion or guided tour. Located only ten minutes drive from the …

  10. Yamuloong Centre

    Yamuloong has been established to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal history and culture whilst exploring the wonders and excitement of the bush tucker trails. Tours are seen by schools and colleges…

  11. Miss Porters House

    Miss Hazel Porter lived all her life at 434 King Street, Newcastle until her death in 1997 aged 83. Not wishing her home to be redeveloped, she bequeathed the property, its contents and endowment to the National Trust. The freestanding Edwa…

  12. Pacific Park

    Pacific Park is located in Newcastle East along the Central Coast of NSW. It is the smallest of Newcastle’s parks and ushers locals and visitors between the stunning coastline of Newcastle’s coastline and the city’s busy shops. The beautifu…

  13. Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

    Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is a great family day out. Learn about the park's mining heritage on a school excursion, or enjoy a barbecue in peaceful bushland, and then explore the maze, walking tracks or mountain biking trails. Blue Gum H…

  14. Cooks Hill Gallery

    An exquisite array of unique and collectable paintings, sculptures and ceramic pieces together with works of colonial impressionism and the modern period can be found adorning the walls and exhibit spaces in this beautifully restored cottag…

  15. Blackbutt Reserve

    Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental education with conservation and research progr…

  16. Merewether Beach

    Merewether Beach, home of four times World Surfing Champion, Mark Richards and Malibu Surfboard Riding Champion, Martin McMillan. No doubt this is part of the reason that Merewether Beaches National Surfing Reserve was declared in March 200…

  17. Fort Scratchley Historic Site

    Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a coastal fortification in Newcastle, NSW’s second-biggest city. Built in the 1800s, Fort Scratchley commands spectacular views of the ocean and entrance to Newcastle Harbour. The fort consists of a netwo…

  18. Christ Church Cathedral

    Take a tour of Christ Church Cathedral and discover its rich history. A survivor of the Japanese submarine attack of WWII and the 1989 Newcastle Earthquake, Christ Church Cathedral is now a fully restored masterpiece. It is built on a site …

  19. The Bathers Way

    Stretching from the commanding lighthouse at Nobbys Headland to the coastal wilderness of Glenrock Reserve and the early coal workings at Burwood Beach, Newcastle's Bathers Way is a scenic five kilometre coastal walk waiting for you to disc…

  20. Newcastle Museum

    Since opening in the iconic Honeysuckle Railway Workshops in 2011, Newcastle Museum has blossomed with high visitor numbers, an extensive exhibition program and a dynamic range of community events for a diverse audience. Feedback from visit…