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  1. TreeTop Adventure Park Newcastle

    TreeTop Adventure Park consists of 96 challenges in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities up to 20 metres above the forest floor! …

  2. 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…

  3. Newcastle Beach

    Newcastle Beach has a reputation for being one of the best surf locations in Australia and is a favoured spot for board riders wishing to catch that perfect wave off Newcastle Point. Lifeguard Services are provided seven days a week duri…

  4. Back Creek picnic area

    The Back Creek picnic area is a popular place for birthday celebrations and family gatherings. There are free gas barbecues, easily accessible picnic tables and a large field that is perfect for a spot of cricket, football and kite flying. …

  5. 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…

  6. 2UP SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Experience your very first lesson stand up paddle boarding with Newcastle's highest certified and qualified SUP instructors. Or perhaps you wish to enjoy a beautiful Newcastle Harbour Tour with photos provided as you take in the scenes with…

  7. 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…

  8. Bogey Hole

    Take a dip in the Bogey Hole, which was cut into ocean rocks by convict labour in 1819. You will realise the convicts amazing achievement when you see the waves crashing into the pool. The Bogey Hole was constructed by order of Commandant …

  9. 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…

  10. Hunter Wetlands Centre

    The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a conservation sanctuary, with over 200 wildlife species identified on site. Located on 45 hectares of internationally significant wetlands under the Ramsar agreement, it is the perfect nature-based tourism des…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Inner City Winemakers

    Unique in Australia, Inner City Winemakers is within walking distance of Newcastle's central business district and beautiful working harbour. Here locals and visitors alike can sample the unique range of wines at the cellar door and winery.…

  14. Dixon Park Beach

    Dixon Park Beach has Council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday during swimming season and volunteer members of Dixon Park Surf Lifesaving Club providing beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming season. There is a shelter…

  15. Stockton sandspit

    Just north of Stockton Bridge, just 12km from Newcastle, is a birdwatching haven you have to see to believe. At Stockton sandspit you’ll find masses of long-legged shore birds – often hundreds at a time – gathering and feeding in the mangro…

  16. The Lock-Up

    Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, The Lock-Up was the Newc…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Heritage Walking Track

    The Heritage walking track begins at the remains of an 1870's stone bridge abutments. This short walk takes you along the original Minmi Back Creek rail embankment to Brown’s Colliery No. Two mine, ending at the large brick tower of an orig…