Things to Do in Newcastle | Newcastle Attractions

Newcastle Australia Attractions

Attractions / June 29, 2021

Merewether Beach, North Coast

Highlights

Amazing beaches and vibrant culture

A harbour city with amazing surf beaches linked by the spectacular Bathers Way coastal walk, Newcastle is north of Sydney and a delight to explore. Enjoy world-famous Merewether Beach, cool bars, delicious food, fascinating history, and a lively arts and music scene.

About Newcastle

Newcastle is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a rich maritime history and a world-famous surfing destination, Merewether Beach. You’ll discover cool bars, quality restaurants, and a lively arts and music scene in NSW’s second-biggest city, just two hours’ drive north of Sydney.

Surfer, Newcastle BeachPerched between a working harbour and beautiful beaches, Newcastle is home to the rock band Silverchair. Visit major attractions such as Fort Scratchley Historic Site with the Newcastle Coastal Explorer, a bus tour, and explore waterways and see majestic whales with Nova Cruises.

Australia’s largest surfing festival, Surfest, is in Newcastle. The waves shaped the success of Mark Richards, who was crowned world surfing champion four times. Amble along Bathers Way and swim in the art deco Newcastle Ocean Baths or at Bogey Hole, which convicts carved from rock in 1819.

For more outdoor adventures, you can soar on zip-lines at the TreeTop Adventure Park, learn surfing at Surfest Surf School and explore the harbour on a kayak tour. For a wildlife experience, take the kids to Blackbutt Reserve and see the native animals, including koalas, emus and kangaroos.

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Source: www.visitnsw.com