Newcastle, Australia’s seventh largest city, is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and is bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches, Lake Macquarie (Australia’s largest coastal salt water lagoon), temperate rainforests and rural hinterland. The city is also renowned for its thriving arts scene, food culture, along with history and heritage.
Things to do
- Explore Newcastle’s Memorial Walk, a spectacular coastal walk located at Memorial Drive, The Hill, on Strzelecki Headland (between Bar Beach and King Edward Park)
- Visit the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery at 1 Laman Street to view works from the permanent collection as well as current exhibitions
- Visit the Newcastle Region Museum at 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects for and about Newcastle in an innovative way to inspire, entertain and engage (some special exhibitions incur an entry fee).
- Take one of the five free, self-guided walking tours around Newcastle or one of Newcastle’s Heritage Walks.
Newcastle is home to some of Australia’s most glorious beaches. Try Nobby’s Beach, Newcastle Beach and its historic art deco baths or iconic Merewether beach.
Newcastle Pride is encouraging locals and visitors to Newcastle to make use of public transport to attend Festival events, as most of the venues in the Festival program are well-served by regular train, bus, tram and ferry services. For more information about public transport in the Newcastle area visit https://newcastletransport.info/ and for help in planning your trip visit https://transportnsw.info/trip#/
Please note – visitors will need an Opal card to use public transport and information about where to purchase an Opal Card in the Newcastle area can be found here https://transportnsw.info/opal-retailers#/?lat=-32.9390432&lng=151.7302966&zoom=11
Easily accessible by air with daily flights from Melbourne, Brisbane/Gold Coast, Ballina/Byron Bay, Canberra and Sydney, there are also local and interstate coach and rail services. Information about buses, taxis, parking and other transport at Newcastle Airport can be found at www.newcastleairport.com.au/
- Darby Street in Cooks Hills, offering a range of local flavours and hip café culture
- Beaumont Street in Hamilton and Islington offering cuisine from a wide variety of cultures.
- Honeysuckle is Newcastle’s exciting harbour-front playground, overflowing with cafes, bars & hotels.
Quick get aways
• The local vineyards in the Hunter Valley.
• Bushwalking in rainforest in the Barrington Tops National Park.
• Dolphin and whale watching at Port Stephens.
Thursday 22 August – FREE EVENT
6PM – SILO BAR AT HONEYSUCKLE