Top Tourist Places To Visit in Newcastle

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Newcastle

  • Newcastle
  • Australia
  • Country
  • Area

    261.8 kms.

  • Population
    288,732 (2006).
  • Currency
  • Region
  • Geographic Coordination
    32°55'S 151°45'E.

Newcastle Overview

Newcastle is Located on the Eastern side of the continent near the Hunter River, in the province of New South Wales Newcastle is one of the thriving business areas with its coal deposits and commercial sector. Industrialization on a larger scale was conducted after iron and steel mills were constructed in 1915. Newcastle today is the 6th most populous city Down Under with uber modernized crowd.

Climate and Geography

Newcastle has a borderline oceanic/humid subtropical climate like much of central and northern New South Wales.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : November to March.


The New Castle city has an extensive system of road links and also road based public transport services like buses and taxis. The rail transport too is accessible to small percentage of population along with the major rail transport routes and ferry services. The CityRail lines provide local as well as regional commuter services. The bus services are provided by the State Transit Authority of New South Wales.

Getting Around :
    √ Road
Newcastle just being 2 hours drive from Sydney is accessible by all the major highways viz., F3, Pacific Highway, New England Highway and most importantly The Golden Highway.
    √ Rail
Newcastle being well connected with Sydney offers frequent return trips from various other destinations. CountryLink trains and coach network connect Newcastle via Broadmeadow station to Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and other NSW country centers.
    √ Air
Located just over 30 minutes from the main city, Newcastle airport is counted as one of the fastest growing airports in Australia. Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane keeps the city well connected with the events and happenings across Australia. Sydney Seaplanes operate a total of 8 flights per day (4 in each direction) between Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour & Newcastle Harbour.

Shopping and Entertainment


New Castle has emerged as one of the best tourist destinations in Australia and is a paradise for shoppers. With almost all genres of shops that are dotted all throughout Newcastle, the place is a haven for people who love to shop. You can buy leather goods, jewelry, home wares, footwear, electrical goods, antiques and local art. The second largest city of Australia also has some of the famous antique stores.


Newcastle is a one stop solution for all your eating, dining and entertaining based desires. Part from hosting a number of quality pubs and bars the tourists also freak out on the cinemas and one of the best ones being Civic Theater located in the Hunter Street. With its plethora of pubs, music clubs and bars that are inseparably linked with Newcastle, you can enjoy the odd hours of night bustle with a diversified range of night activities. Have a gala night as you visit the Silo lounge Bar, the award winning Restaurant in Newcastle.

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