Newcastle, NSW

Newcastle is a beautiful town on the East coast of NSW.  It has golden sandy beaches, breathtaking coastlines and a beautiful working harbour. Newcastle has amazing cafes, restaurants and bars. There are historical buildings throughout the city centre and the surrounding suburbs.

 

Things to do..

- Beach walks

- Breakwall walks along Nobby's Beach + The Shipwreck walk along Stockton Beach

- Memorial Walks - Anzac Memorial Walk is a popular walk 

The Anzac Memorial Walk is a short distance from Bar Beach, it was opened in 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and the commencement of the steelmaking in Newcastle; it acts as a magnificent memorial to the men and women of the Hunter who served their community and their country. 

- Bush walks 

- Swimming

- Fishing ( You will need a fishing permit)

- See the Dolphin and the Seals in the harbour

- Shopping is fun along Darby Street as you will find ampul cafes and boutiques. 

- Dining 

-  A fun way to see the city is by taking the Tram from Queens Wharf  

The Beaches

Grab your swimmers because Newcastle is surrounded by beautiful beaches, it is definitely a beach town. 

Nobbys Beach is popular with surfers, family beachgoers, and home to a local group of dolphins. There are beautiful views of the coastline and the historic lighthouse. You can also take a walk along the breakwall. 

Nobbys Breakwall was originally designed to provide a safer passageway for coal ships coming into Newcastle Harbour. Work on the pier begun in 1818 and was eventually completed in 1846 however maintenance is a non going process.

 

Newcastle Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the town. It is surrounded by cafes, beach kiosks, shops and hotels 

 

Newcastle Ocean Baths were constructed before the first world war but were officially opened in 1920. These historic ocean baths are ideal  for doing some laps or wave-free frolicking and a great place for younger children to play in shallow water.

 

Newcastle Ocean Baths are worth a visit to admire the architecturally design of its time The baths have a distinctive Art Deco design.  Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the city's outstanding historic landmarks and is a popular place to take photos. 

 

Horseshoe Beach  is considered Newcastle’s dog-friendly beach, it is right next to Nobbys beach. 

 

Bar Beach has ample free parking, stunning views to Merewether and beyond. There you will slap find beachside cafe, as well as rock pools to explore.

Merewether Ocean Baths were opened in 1935 and are the second of our historic ocean baths. These baths are the largest bath in the southern hemisphere. 

Merewether Beach beautiful views of the cost and is home of international surfing competition, Surfest. In 2009 it was declared a national surfing reserve. 

Dixon Park Beach is a  beautiful beach with lots of car parking,  a playground and bbq facilities. 

Stockton Beach is a beautiful beach which is easy to get to,  catch the Stockton Ferry from Queens Wharf and enjoy the ferry ride across the harbour. From the Stockton ferry terminal, enjoy a walk along the foreshore, check out the shipwreck along break-wall and wait for the Dolphins on the edge of the break-wall.

- Shipwreck Walk is a 2km return pathway along the Stockton Breakwall.  Named Shipwreck Walk due to many ships coming to grief in the 19th and early 20th century. 

For more information about The Adolphe ...Click on this link .... https://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/explore/history-heritage/heritage-attractions/wreck-of-the-adoplhe

 

 

 

 

 

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Nobby Breakwall