Newcastle Area

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.

January1925
February1925
March1824
April1522
May1119
June917
July816
August917
September1120
October1322
November1623
December1724

Featured Newcastle Activities and Tours

2 Day Surf Camp Escape to Seal Rocks
from $

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...

Dolphin Watch Cruise and Tin City Tour from Newcastle
from $155.00

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...

4 Hour Western Sydney Wine Tour on a Harley
from $300.00

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....

Hunter Valley Luncheon Scenic Helicopter Flight from Lake Macquarie
from $495.00

Take a helicopter and fly in style to some of the most amazing restaurants & wineries in the Hunter Valley....

Introductory Helicopter Training Flight over Lake Macquarie
from $375.00

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...

Host A Murder Mystery Event
from $25.00

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...

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Destinations within Lower North Coast

Great Lakes
Booti Booti National Park Forster Tuncurry
Hunter Valley
Aberdeen Belford Bolwarra
Branxton Broke Brunkerville
Carrowbrook Cessnock Clarence Town
Denman East Maitland Gresford
Greta Hinton Jerrys Plains
Kurri Kurri Lovedale Maitland
Maitland Area Merriwa Milbrodale
Morpeth Mount View Murrurundi
Muswellbrook Muswellbrook Area Pelaw Main
Pokolbin Rutherford Sandy Hollow
Scone Scone Area Singleton
Singleton Area Warkworth Wollombi
Myall Lakes National Park
Bulahdelah Seal Rocks
Port Stephens
Anna Bay Hawks Nest Karuah
Nelson Bay Raymond Terrace Shoal Bay
Soldiers Point Tanilba Bay Tea Gardens
Williamtown
Other Lower North Coast Destinations
Aberdeen Ash Island Barrington Tops
Belford Birmingham Gardens Bobin
Bolwarra Boorganna Booti Booti National Park
Branxton Broke Brunkerville
Bulahdelah Carrowbrook Cessnock
Chatham Clarence Town Comboyne
Cooks Hill Croki Crowdy Head
Denman Diamond Beach Dungog
Dungog Area East Maitland Elands
Fern Bay Forster Gloucester
Great Lakes Gresford Greta
Hallidays Point Hamilton Hamilton South
Harrington Hinton Hunter - Farmhand
Hunter Valley Jerrys Plains Kendall
Kurri Kurri Lambton Lorne
Lovedale Maitland Maitland Area
Manning Point Mayfield Merriwa
Milbrodale Monkerai Valley Morpeth
Mount View Murrurundi Muswellbrook
Muswellbrook Area Myall Lakes National Park Newcastle
Newcastle Area Old Bar Paterson
Pelaw Main Pokolbin Rutherford
Sandy Hollow Scone Scone Area
Seal Rocks Singleton Singleton Area
Stockton Stroud Taree
Taree South Tuncurry Upper Lansdowne
Vacy Wallabi Point Warkworth
Wingham Wollombi


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