Newcastle is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, located between a working harbour and the beautiful beaches of the north coast NSW. It is known for its beaches, laid back lifestyle, its busy harbour and eclectic arts scene. Its former working wharves are being transformed into areas of entertainment and recreation.
Nobbys Beach marks the start of Bathers Way, a spectacular five kilometre coastal trek that stretches to Merewether Beach passing five beaches and the historic ocean baths.
Visit Blackbutt Reserve and see the native animals, including koalas, emus, wombats and bird life just 6 kilometres from Newcastle city centre.
Nearby Stockton Beach is famous for its sand dunes and four wheel driving.
Hire a canoe at the Hunter Wetlands Centre and explore a network of ponds and a diverse range of waterbirds.
Or take a day trip to the Hunter Valley wineries.
Find out more about Newcastle at visitnsw.com.
Getting to Newcastle
Newcastle is at the heart of the Newcastle and Hunter region, around 160 kilometres north of Sydney. Intercity and NSW TrainLink Regional trains run frequently to Newcastle Interchange.
Getting around Newcastle
There are a number of bus, ferry and light rail services operating to help you get around Newcastle easily. On Demand bus trial services run in Lake Macquarie through Dudley, Mount Hutton and Warners Bay. Electric bikes (eBikes) are also available to hire from 19 docking stations across Newcastle.
Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip, find a local operator or visit Newcastle Transport for more information.