Newcastle City, NSW

Why Visit?

Newcastle city & beach is located at the mouth of the Hunter River in New South Wales, and features some great coffee shops, bars, surf breaks, walking and bike trails. A great place to explore the Hunter Valley wine region and only 2.5 hours drive from Sydney.

Why locals love it

Newcastle has a sweet country/coastal vibe and is only a short trip from Sydney and the Hunter Valley wine region. 

Coffee & Food

  • Moor | 33 Hunter st Newcastle. Opposite park, great coffee/pastries, has all newspapers to read. Website
  • INU | 43 Denison St Carrington. 6am – 2.30pm. Great coffee, specialising in Japanese food. Extra large space, very dog and children friendly, great lounges. Website
  • Good Bros | 40 King st Newcastle. Open late on weekends, great coffee and wine available. Cosy with friendly staff. Facebook 
  • The Press Coffee and Book house | 462 Hunter St. Have great coffee and cake, read or buy a book, warm and cosy. Facebook
  • Whispers on the Wharf | Mitchell St Stockton. Catch the ferry to Stockton, next to great kids park, great coffee and food, dog and children friendly. Facebook

Adventure and Exercise from Newcastle Beach

1 hour and 15 minute round trip walk | 5.6 km. Starting at Newcastle Beach through Bogey Hole, King Edward Park, Centennial Park then up to Anzac Memorial Walk and the Stretzelecki Lookout return to Newcastle Beach.
See Google Maps.
Includes great sunrise or sunset views, sunken gardens, scenic ocean vistas, children’s playgrounds and ocean pools, historic monuments, BBQ facilities, walking and bike tracks. 

1 hour bike ride | 12.1 km. Design your own bike, walk or run on this 12km circular trip and visit all or some of the following places: Newcastle Beach, Nobby’s Beach Lighthouse, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Carrington Bridge, Islington Park and Cafe INU. See Google Maps.

1 hour 20 minute bike ride, 22 kmA round trip bike ride or run incorporating a great hill, where you finish in Stockton and can catch the ferry back over to the city. See Google Maps.

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