See why Newcastle was on Lonely Planet’s list of hottest cities in 2011.
As soon as you take a walk along the harbour front you see why Lonely Planet picked Newcastle. It may be just one-tenth the size of Sydney, but the city punches well above its weight with surf beaches, a sun-drenched subtropical climate, and diverse dining, heritage and culture.
Newcastle has a thriving arts scene, where creative pursuits are encouraged and artistic flair is celebrated. Wander through the colourful and expansive array of inner city art galleries, from the University’s Watt Space Galleries, historic John Paynter Gallery, the prestigious Newcastle Art Gallery, to the Newcastle Art Space, a non-commercial exhibition space representing a diversity of emerging and established artists.
As Australia's second oldest city, Newcastle is a region rich with unique history. The Awabakal and Worimi peoples are acknowledged by Council as the traditional custodians of the land and waters of Newcastle. Delve into Newcastle's 200 year history with a visit to the award-winning Newcastle Museum or explore Newcastle's sea adventuring past at the Maritime Centre at Lee Wharf.
Walk from Nobby’s Head to historic Fort Stratchley – the only fort in Australia to have engaged the enemy in a maritime attack. Experience life behind bars with a guided tour of Maitland Gaol, hosted by an ex-inmate. If you still haven’t had enough history then the delightful Miss Porter’s House will take you gently through turn of the twentieth century Newcastle.
Not only is Newcastle ideally located just two hours by road or rail, it's less than an hour's drive west to the Hunter Valley wineries. Everything here is within walking distance.
Watt Space, The University of Newcastle Students’ Art Gallery, is located in Auckland Street in ...Cnr of King St and Auckland St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery began in 1957 in the War Memorial Cultural Centre in Newcastle’s ...1 Laman Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
Newcastle Art Space (NAS) is an artist run initiative and non commercial, non-profit gallery.
NAS ...246 Parry Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302, Australia
The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary ...University of Newcastle , University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
Newcastle Museum is a vibrant and welcoming centre for and about Newcastle.
The new Museum ...Workshop Way, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
We have incorporated the workings of the port in telling the role that seafarers, shipping ...3 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
Fort Scratchley Historic Site, with its commanding position guarding the Hunter River Estuary, is undoubtedly ...Off Nobbys Road, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
When newlyweds Herbert Porter and his bride Florence Jolly moved into their new home in ...434 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2304, Australia
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