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Newcastle

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Scenic Walking Areas · Beaches · Playgrounds
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom. Its vibrant art scene includes well-respected art galleries and the Hunter Writer's Center and hosts a range of festivals and events. The city's architecture is an eclectic blend of Victoria-era industrial buildings and modern business centers that adorn the harbor's coast. The town's steel industry has served as a backdrop for fictional settings, such as in the novel "Steel River" by Antoinette Eklund. Add Newcastle and other destinations in Australia to your travel itinerary using our Australia trip itinerary planning site.
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Popular things to do in Newcastle

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Scenic Walking Area
Newcastle Memorial Walk
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Facility
Fort Scratchley
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Playground
Blackbutt Reserve
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Nobbys Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Newcastle

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Williamtown
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Hunter Valley Gardens Pokolbin
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine D Road Tours Rosebrook
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin Swim Australia Nelson Bay
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Newcastle

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Beach
Merewether Beach
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
CoastXP
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Walking Area
Bathers Way Coastal Walk
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Christ Church Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Newcastle

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Water Park
Merewether Baths
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Newcastle Beach
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Dudley Beach
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Dixon Park Beach
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Newcastle

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Specialty Museum
Newcastle Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Miss Porter's House
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
The Lock-Up
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Newcastle Art Gallery
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Newcastle

Beach
Horseshoe Beach
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Walking Rivers
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Wildlife Area
Tomaree Head Shoal Bay
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Nelson Bay
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours Mount View
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

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