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Top attractions in Newcastle

Scenic Walking Area
4.8
Tours from $349
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours , Williamtown
4.6
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Military Facility
Fort Scratchley , Newcastle
4.6
A large collection of guns, cannons, and military objects awaits you at Fort Scratchley. Set high on a hilltop overlooking the ocean and the
Tours from $12
Playground
Blackbutt Reserve , Newcastle
4.6
Blackbutt Reserve provides a nature escape from Newcastle. Located in the southwest corner of the suburb of New Lambton, this reserve offers
Beach
Nobbys Beach , Newcastle
4.8
Perfect your kite surfing skills at Nobbys Beach, the area’s safest and most popular beach. Lifeguards are on duty every day of the week here
Tours from $98

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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Where to stay in Newcastle

Newcastle offers an extensive choice of accommodations, with the greatest choice available around the Hamilton East and Cooks Hill areas. Here you can find boutique hotels, hostels, and apartment rentals. Try a beachside residence for a great view of the harbor and quick access to the sand and sea. Farther out of town you will find RV parks and motels along the main roads. Newcastle's solid local train and bus service will take you between the sights and your accommodations in the city.
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