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Tourist Attractions in Newcastle

There are three main things that you can in enjoy in Newcastle. They are :

    → Enjoying the Beaches : - Australia's sixth largest city, Newcastle boasts some of Australia's best beaches. Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar, Dixon Park, Merewether and Stockton Beaches are all within 5 km of the city centre. All six beaches are patrolled and offer your family a safe place to swim and relax. Alternatively you can enjoy the protection of our ocean baths. Newcastle's spectacular coastline and pristine beaches have been celebrated with the creation of the Bathers Way, a five kilometer coastal walk that starts at Nobbys and finishes at Merewether Beach. Experiencing the remarkable Bathers Way should be a must during any visit to Newcastle.

    → Harbour Sights : - Newcastle is built around a large working harbour, the entrance to which is guarded by Nobbys Lighthouse and Breakwater. The adjacent foreshore area is the perfect place to while away the hours watching the busy harbour traffic while enjoying a drink or meal in one of the harbourside cafes, bars or restaurants. Large expanses of grassy parklands on the harbour's edge are perfect for a relaxing family picnic. Mingle with the hundreds of Novocastrians who flock to the foreshore each weekend for recreational activities such as kite flying, roller blading, jogging or bike riding.

    → City Nights : - If you think just because the sun has gone down and there is nothing to do, you are really in the dark. Home to some of the finest entertainment venues on Australia's east coast, you can catch the very best of live performers from around the country and overseas. Newcastle offers something for everyone, whether you want to dance to the beats of some of Australia's best DJ's, enjoy your favourite food or drink, or find a place where you can simply relax with family and friends.

Best Places to Visit :
    √ Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land being located six kilometers from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental education with conservation and research programs.

    √ Bogey Hole

Major James T. Morriset, the military commandant in Newcastle (1819-1822) had a hole cut into ocean rocks by convict labour, for his personal bathing. Known for many years as 'Commandant's Bath', it became a public pool in 1863. It is still a popular swimming hole in a spectacular scenic location.

    √ Convict Lumberyard

Now, recognized as an early example of a convict industrial site, the Convict Lumber yard is a symbol, not only of early Newcastle, but of the development of the nation as a whole.

    √ 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 cottage-style gallery. It holds monthly exhibits of quality art works by professional artists from the Hunter region and beyond.

    √ Dixon Park Beach

Dixon Park Beach provides you the facility of swimming and also of Council Lifeguard Services during swimming season from Monday to Saturday. Also, it provides beach patrols on Sunday by the volunteer members of Dixon Park Surf Lifesaving Club. There is a sheltered picnic table area and change room facilities available. Plus free electric barbecue's and picnic tables facilities available in adjacent park area. We have various other Tourist Attractions in Newcastle such as Fort Scratchley Historic Site, Harrys Cafe De Wheels Newcastle, Honeysuckle Precinct, Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia, James Cook Memorial Fountain, John Miller Galleries, John Paynter Gallery Our Place in Space and so on.

Activities :

    √ Getabout 4WD Vehicles : - One can also avail luxury 4WD vehicles into exciting and scenic trails of the Blue Mountains and beyond. This activity offers outback regions, wildlife, stunning and real Australian adventure.

    √ Gine Walkabout Safaris : - This activity is amazing and is active eco-adventurous from whales, wildlife and wine to four wheel driving, surf and adventure activity safaris.

    √ Blackbutt ReserveBlackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land being located six kilometers from Newcastle city centre. It ...

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