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Exploring Newcastle

Home to the world’s largest coal exporting harbour, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second-largest metropolis, with a population of more than 150,000. Located just 100 miles to the north of Sydney, the coastal city is often referred to as the crown of the Hunter River and is the Hunter Region’s most important hub. It is a thriving tourist destination, complete with a huge range of relaxing and entertaining landmarks, from the golden-sand beaches around Nobbys Head, to the sprawling wineries nestled throughout the nearby Hunter Valley.


Within and around the busy city centre stand most of Newcastle’s grandest man-made attractions, including must-see sights like Fort Scratchley, the Maritime Centre, and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery. Of course, Mother Nature’s highlights are also worth visiting, including the Hunter Wetlands and Nobbys Head. A vast range of accommodation awaits travellers, especially in neighbourhoods like downtown Newcastle, Raymond Terrace, and Charlestown. Newcastle’s time-based bus fares make it inexpensive to travel the city via bus, although limited ferry and train services are also available.

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Newcastle is the Cherryhill Lodge, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sights nearby

Newcastle is blessed with a long list of natural and man-made attractions, most of which are just a stone’s throw away from well-equipped hotels.


- City Centre


Newcastle’s city centre is where tourists will find many of the destination’s most interesting architectural landmarks. Sites like Newcastle Railway Station, Customs House, and the Courthouse are the oldest and the most visited structures in the city. The city centre is also home to a tremendous range of hotels, including cheap, three-star options and high-end hotels like the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Plenty of transportation options are available within the CBD, so getting out of the city is easy.


- EnergyAustralia Stadium


EnergyAustralia Stadium, which is now known as Hunter Stadium, is the largest sports complex in New South Wales’ central coast region. Originally constructed in 1970, this stadium which is home to both the Newcastle Knights NRL and the Newcastle Jets A-League teams has a capacity of 33,000 spectators. Recent developments which have improved the stadium’s facilities have made it a world class venue. Newcastle locals are mad sports fans, so tourists should try to experience the thrills of a Knights or Jets game while visiting the city.


- Nobbys Head Beach


Formerly a separate island until the 1840s, Nobbys Head is now connected to Newcastle’s mainland by both the Macquarie Pier and Nobbys Beach, the latter which only came about as a result of the pier’s breakwater effect. The island was originally known as Coal Island, but was later renamed as Nobbys Island, then Nobbys Head. One of Newcastle’s best beaches is located here, so it’s not surprising that tens of thousands of visitors make their way here each year. This golden beach is a wide and beautiful spot for sunbathers, swimmers, surfers, and kite-surfers alike. Tourists often flock to Nobbys Beach to view the old lighthouse on Nobbys Head, which was first built during the 1850s.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

The Hamilton district and Cooks Hill in Newcastle city centre boast many restaurants and after-dark establishments. Hunter Street and Beaumont Street, which are both part of the Hamilton district, contain most of Newcastle’s premier restaurants and clubs. The Wharf area, which is also part of the downtown district, also plays host to a number of excellent restaurants and vibrant pubs. The best shopping options within Newcastle are found along Hunter Street, where markets operate several times a week.

Public transport

Newcastle’s public transportation network revolves around buses and ferries, with limited train travel possible. The city’s bus network is efficient and inexpensive. The bus system in Newcastle operates with timed ticketing, so tourists can purchase one-hour, four-hour, or one-day tickets allowing them to ride as many buses within that time as they need to. There are two train lines running through Newcastle. The Newcastle and Central Coast Line connects the city to Sydney, while the Hunter Line travels west into the Hunter Valley region.