The capital of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle is a modern beachside city boasting a spectacular coastline, rich heritage and a sunny climate. The city possesses some of Australia's best beaches and these provide ample recreational opportunities. From surfing to beach fishing, meandering along the Bathers Way Coastal Walk, swimming in the fabled Ocean Baths or just catching some rays and enjoying the great view, Newcastle's beaches offer something for everybody.
Newcastle is built around a large working harbour, at the entrance to which stands Nobby's Breakwater and Lighthouse - the city's most prominent landmark. The adjacent foreshore area is the perfect place to while away the hours watching the busy harbour traffic while enjoying refreshments in one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants. Art enthusiasts are well catered for with the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery housing one of the most significant collections in the country. The city is also home to a diverse range of commercial galleries; most of which are conveniently located within the Civic Cultural Precinct.
If nature is your forte, nearby Blackbutt Reserve is the perfect setting to explore natural bushland with modern spacious facilities allowing you to get up close and personal with the native wildlife. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Newcastle is a city proud of its history and determined to preserve the integrity of its heritage buildings. Must-see heritage sights include the Convict Lumber Yard, Fort Scratchley and the Newcastle Maritime Museum. Whenever you decide to visit Newcastle, you're always assured of a warm welcome.
Temperatures for Newcastle Area
Newcastle Area has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Newcastle Area is approximately 25 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 18 °c.
Newcastle Area has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Newcastle Area is approximately 17 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 9 °c.
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Featured Newcastle Activities and Tours
Spend 2 days learning to surf or progressing your surfing whilst discovering the untouched beauty of the Seal Rocks. At our surf camp, situated 3 hours from Sydney, you’ll enjoy perfect warm water w...
Our Dolphin Watch Cruise & Tin City Tour offers the convenience of return transfers from Newcastle to Nelson Bay. With this fantastic experience you will be in Nelson Bay on a Dolphin Watch cruise bef...
Have you ever wondered what it is like to fly helicopters? Well then you will love our Trial Introductory Helicopter Flight. Choose to book our 30 minute training flight or our 60 minute Extreme Train...
In this activity the group is immersed in an unforgettable whodunnit and each person is a murder suspect who is treated to a colourful, entertaining night of drama and suspense that is interspersed th...
Rumble to The Entrance to witness the world famous Pelican feeding. Enjoy the scenic views of the Central Coast as you cruise along on the back of a Harley....
Be picked up from Western Sydney then head out to three of the best vineyards in Lower Portland, vineyards you will visit Tizzana Winery, Jubilee Vineyard Estate & Bull Ridge Estate....
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