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Newcastle has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Newcastle.

Newcastle Attractions and Activities Directory

  • ACO - Mozart Clarinet ConcertoView website

    RAUTAVAARA A Finnish Myth DENISOV Selections from Paganini Caprices G FRÖST New Work BROADSTOCK Never Truly Lost (World Premiere) MOZART Symphony No.21 MOZART Clarinet Concerto Martin Fröst is probably the greatest clarinettist in the world, but more than that, he's a marvellous communicator and fantastic to watch. Astonishingly, he can dance while he plays, and his brother's new work has…...

  • Adeline and Beatrice Serviced Terrace HousesView website

    'Adeline' and 'Beatrice' are lovingly restored two storey terrace houses. Built in 1885 by Mary's great grandparents, renovated and modernised in 2010, these rococo facade terrace houses are side by side at numbers 4 and 6 Alfred Street near Parnell Place. Reception is at 9 Telford Street, just 200 metres away The houses are 250 metres from the beaches, the…

  • AFC Asian Cup 2015View website

    The 16 best teams in Asia will meet in Sydney and Newcastle in January 2015 to compete for the AFC Asian Cup, the most sought-after trophy in Asian football. Be part of the biggest football tournament ever to take place in Australia as the region's dynamos battle it out. Newcastle will play host to four games, including Japan's opening match…

  • Air SportsView website

    Take advantage of the clean air and beautiful beaches of Newcastle by going tandem hang gliding or paragliding, and let Air Sports "heighten" your holiday memories. Air Sports is a hang gliding and paragliding organisation in Newcastle which focuses on safe instruction yet with a thrilling introduction to this unique sport. Through tandem flights you can experience the excitement of…...

  • A-League - Newcastle Jets Home GamesView website

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The history of football in the Newcastle region has created a love for good quality football, a desire to watch a team that will give everything they've got, and a hope to see a strong club from the region aim for glory and shine on their stage. Come and cheer…

  • Amore Boutique Bed and BreakfastView website

    Amore Boutique Bed and Breakfast is 'a special somewhere to stay'. Accommodation at Amore has been thoughtfully designed around the needs and comfort of the discerning traveller. The magnificently restored home dating back to the early 1920s with 12 foot ceilings has been tastefully decorated to reflect a wonderful blend of old and new. Amore is set amongst a tranquil,…

  • Australia Day National Maritime FestivalView website

    Newcastle's Australia Day National Maritime Festival is a one day spectacular event including cross harbour swims, ducks for dollars and a number of additional maritime activities including jet ski racing, ski racing, a tug boat ballet and harbour tours. Throughout the day live entertainment is provided for visitors alongside kids amusements, food stalls and a range of interesting, informative and…...

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Apollo International HotelView website

    BEST WESTERN PLUS Apollo International Hotel in Newcastle - offers fabulous bush and district views from every room. This boutique hotel has been renovated, and a magnificent new hotel wing has been added. Just minutes to the heart of Newcastle - located in Charlestown, the retail and commercial centre of Newcastle provides easy access to the city and local beaches.…...

  • Blackbutt ReserveView website

    Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental education with conservation and research programs. Blackbutt Reserve is an undulating natural environment consisting of peaceful picnic settings with electric and wood fire barbecues, open spaces, nature trails, and a diverse range of habitats and…

  • Bogey HoleView website

    Take a dip in the Bogey Hole, which was cut into ocean rocks by convict labour in 1819. You will realise the convicts amazing achievement when you see the waves crashing into the pool. The Bogey Hole was constructed by order of Commandant Morisset in about 1820 for his own personal use. Morisset was Commandant of Newcastle from 1819 to…

  • Charlie and Maude Serviced ApartmentsView website

    Charlie and Maude Serviced Apartments offer short term serviced accommodation in heritage apartments. They invite you to stay in comfort ... stay in style ... to stay in history. Welcome to Terraces for Tourists quality restored and renovated self-contained accommodation between the beach and the harbour in Newcastle's historic East End. Enjoy fully equipped modern convenience in stylish and comfortable…

  • Chifley Apartments NewcastleView website

    Chifley Apartments Newcastle is a harbour side serviced apartment complex at the new Honeysuckle Development in Newcastle with an upbeat and cosmopolitan vibe. Close to the business district, shopping mall and Lee Wharf, Boardwalk precinct restaurants, cafes and bars. Chifley Apartments Newcastle features 70 stylish serviced one, two and three bedroom apartments. All apartments are fully self-contained and feature LCD…

  • City Evolutions, NewcastleView website

    City Evolutions is a landmark contemporary art project featuring a series of interactive digital projections along Newcastle's oldest street, Watt Street. Take a journey through the fascinating history of this stunning historic and cultural precinct, sunset to 10pm each evening. City Evolutions is part of the City of Newcastle's strategy to revitalise East Newcastle, through a new attraction to complement…...

  • Convict LumberyardView website

    The site is considered to be of national heritage significance because it yields information relating to the second oldest city outside Sydney in Australia and the economic and industrial growth of the nation. With its rare evidence of a convict industrial workplace, the Convict Lumberyard encapsulates the key reasons for Newcastle's establishment as a penal settlement and the historic themes…...

  • Crowne Plaza NewcastleView website

    Enviably positioned on the Newcastle harbour waterfront, Crowne Plaza Newcastle is a welcoming and connected hub in the midst of modern foreshore promenades, waterfront cafes and restaurants. Located only two hours drive from Sydney, with air access to all capital cities, Newcastle provides an eclectic mix of exciting entertainment, boutique shopping, art emporiums, waterside dining with locally crafted beverages alongside…...

  • Department of Education and Trainings Star Struck ProgramView website

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Star Struck is a self-funding not for profit program of the Department of Education and Communities. Star Struck showcases creative and performing arts throughout the Hunter Central Coast region by producing a high quality professionally stage regional event with a cast of over 3,500 public school students. The production is…

  • DiG Festival View website

    Newcastle, the capital of the Hunter Valley, will play host to the DiG Festival and Conference. Design and Interactive and Green-tech equals DiG. The Australasian DiG Festival and Conference will feature a series of keynote presentations, panels, performances and workshops lead by international, national and local industry leaders. There will be a strong emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical…...

  • Dolphin Swim AustraliaView website

    Dolphin Swim Australia remains the only permitted wild dolphin swim in NSW, licensed by the Marine Park Authority to operate in the Port Stephens/Great Lakes marine park. The wild dolphin swim occurs offshore on a 50 foot ocean catamaran, with qualified dive masters to take you through the most amazing experience of your life with the Short Beaked Common dolphin…...

  • Eastern University GamesView website

    The Eastern University Games (EUG) is the largest of the three regional Games held annually in July by Australian University Sport (AUS). In order to qualify and earn their right to compete at the Australian University Games, university teams compete at one of three regional university Games events. In 2014, the EUG will be hosted by the city of Newcastle…

  • Fat As ButterView website

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Fat As Butter is the premier event in the Newcastle region and has developed into a 'must do' destination event on the pristine coastline of NSW. Travellers from the surrounding Newcastle region and abroad can now gorge themselves on the mythical expectations of every festival goers adventure anticipating festival…

  • Food and Wine ExpoView website

    The Food and Wine Expo has been held at The Gold Coast for the past seven years, and will return to Newcastle in August 2013. Be prepared for three days of gourmet food, wine and celebrity chefs! Over 150 exhibitors and leaders. Free tastings and samples including appreciation area (beer, wine, cheese and gourmet food classes), official wine masterclass, and…

  • Fort Scratchley Historic SiteView website

    There is so much to do at Fort Scratchley Historic Site. Experience Newcastle's history at its best at this national historic landmark. Enjoy a stroll around the site to soak in the history, taking in the breathtaking views, enjoy dolphin or whale-watching with a picnic or immerse yourself in history and undertake a guided tour of the site and through…...

  • Frock On! NewcastleView website

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Frock On! Newcastle was born out of a love of fashion and out of a passion for helping children in the region dealing with the day to day difficulties of autism. The ultimate goal is to turn Frock On! Newcastle into the best fashion show of its kind and in…

  • FuelaramaView website

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Fuelarama is a family event on the Newcastle foreshore that celebrates Newcastle's love of its Harbour and its car culture. The event includes the first round of the Australian Offshore Superboat Championship, (this year there will be world famous drivers from all over the world competing in this round of…

  • Harrys Cafe De Wheels NewcastleView website

    Harry's Cafe De Wheels goes back to the Depression years of the late 1930s, when a Sydneysider opened a caravan cafe which became popular a part of the city's nightlife with his late-night meals, particularly pies with peas and crumbed sausages. Today, Harry's Cafe De Wheels Newcastle, located at the foreshore of Newcastle Harbour is equally as popular. .…

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Activities and Attractions in Newcastle

Newcastle Adventure

Take your pick from 4WD off-roading, bungy jumping, white water sports, caving, canyoning, diving, snorkelling, gliding, paragliding, horse-riding, skiing, hunting, jet-boating, mountaineering, skydiving and more.

Newcastle Art, Galleries and Artists

Enjoy a vibrant arts scene by visiting local artists, galleries and studios throughout the country. Australia enjoys a rich artistic culture, with a wide range work including painting, carving, ceramics, glass, jewellery, leather, metal, music, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more.

Newcastle Performing Arts and Culture

With diverse and creative talents celebrated in and inspired by Australia itself, it's not surprising that visitors can enjoy performing arts and culture throughout the country. You can relax in our welcoming cafe culture or take a creative workshop in jewellery making, bone carving, woodturning or so much more!

Newcastle Attraction and Activity Passes

Find out how to maximise your budget whilst on holiday in Newcastle with a range of discount vouchers, passes, accommodation and activity packages offered by leading backpacker and discount holiday specialists. Advice on planning a itinerary for short or long holidays is also available.

Newcastle Boats, Sailing and Charters

You're spoilt for choice with ocean, lake and river cruises and charters available throughout Newcastle for all types of boats, budgets and sailors. Including top-end skippered luxury cruises to fishing charters in some of the world's best fishing spots, plus sailing schools to get you started.

Newcastle Day Spas, Health and Beauty

Relax and rejuvenate at one of the many spas, springs and health resorts throughout Newcastle. Massages, scrubs, wraps, facials, beauty treatments and relaxation therapies are offered with or without accommodation in thermal reserves, natural springs or resorts far away from anyone and anywhere.

Newcastle English Language Schools and Study

Study English language at one of the English language schools and colleges in Newcastle and enjoy a high-standard of teaching, small class sizes and friendly atmospheres. Newcastle is an ideal destination for combining your passion for learning with a love of adventure and the outdoors.

Newcastle Entertainment

Your guide on where to go (and when) for the best entertainment Newcastle has for adults and children. Find out about the country's top casinos, gaming and racing venues, movies and theatre, music events, children's activities, pools and a nightlife featuring pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Newcastle Events, Festivals and Shows

Newcastle has a lively events and festival scene, which is active throughout the year. Find out what's on during your visit –  you may find you can enjoy an air show, film or music festival, cabaret or theatre dates, seasonal carnivals, dance, wine, food, flowers or sports festivals.

Newcastle Family Fun and Activities

Looking for some great ways to entertain the kids? Find out more about going to a chocolate factory, animal park, zoo or butterfly house and where to go for family friendly quad biking, horse-trekking, paintball, railways, sailing charters, whitewater rafting, gold-panning, tenpin bowling.

Newcastle Fishing

With some of the best fishing in the world, Newcastle is a great place for anglers of all skill and experience levels. Choose from freshwater fishing, inshore saltwater fishing and big game fishing. Fly fishing, salmon and trout fishing are hugely popular with visitors from all over the world. Fishing guides and charters are available.

Newcastle Gardens

If you are a keen botanist, keen amateur gardener or just someone who enjoys a beautiful place, then why not visit some of the public parks and private gardens open to visitors throughout Newcastle. Botanical gardens, arboretums, flower shows, flower farm visits and garden tours are available in every season.

Newcastle Golf, Golf Courses and Golf Cross

There are many golf courses in Newcastle varying in sizes and catering for golf masters to give-it-a-go beginner golfers.

Newcastle Heritage and History

Experience and learn more about Newcastle's settlement and colonial past, heritage and history by visiting the many heritage parks, museums, historic buildings, restored pioneer settlements and historical villages, factories and breweries, gold mining centres and missionary houses.

Newcastle Hot Pools and Health Spas

With a range of natural hot springs in Newcastle, you are never far away from a relaxing soak in hot, mineral waters. Many hot springs and hot pools have visitor facilities and include health spas, which offer health and beauty treatments. You can also find secluded bathing spots in remote areas of the countryside.

Newcastle Meditation Centres and Retreats

Reflect, rejuvenate and unwind in one of Newcastle's many health retreats, yoga retreats, health resorts and meditation centres. Often located in some of the country's most beautiful areas, you can escape from it all both physically and mentally with a short or long break. Treat your mind, body and soul.

Newcastle Mountain Biking and Cycling

Newcastle has world-class cycleways, cycle trails and cycling tracks for mountain bikers, road and recreational cyclists throughout the country. Mountain bike enthusiasts will find challenges galore on hilly and mountainous trails.

Newcastle Museums and Art Galleries

Galleries, private collections, artists' studios and museums throughout Newcastle all play host to a wide range of art and artefacts. Museums and galleries offer a specialised look into the stories of specific regions.

Newcastle Nature and Eco-Tourism

Nature and eco-tourism pursuits in Newcastle are hugely varied and extremely satisfying. Whether you want to hike into the hills or simply observe the stars, you have a great choice of attractions and activities including bird, penguin and whale watching, glowworm encounters, plus opportunities to swim with seals and dolphins.

Newcastle Scenic Flights

A scenic flight by plane, helicopter or hot-air balloon may just be the flightseeing adventure of a lifetime. You can create magical and memorable holiday moments with a personalised flying tour over some of the country's top attractions.

Newcastle Sightseeing

When you realise just how much there is to see in Newcastle, you may want to extend your holiday to do it justice. No matter how long you have though, you can enjoy some great sightseeing tours and opportunities from air, land or sea using a variety of transport including coaches, planes, horses, quad bikes, mountain bikes, trams and gondolas.

Newcastle Surfing and Water Sports

With over many thousands of miles of coastline within easy reach, it's not surprising that Australians love water sports such as surfing, sailing, rafting, kayaking and jetskiing. You too can find any excuse to get into and onto the water with surf schools, water sports centres and water-based activities offered to visitors throughout the country.

Newcastle Theme and Leisure Parks

There is hours of entertainment for all the family in Newcastle's playgrounds. Theme and leisure parks throughout the country range from action-packed adventure parks to more relaxing retreats, catering for all ages and abilities. Check out options such as adrenalin forests, water parks and gold mining adventure parks.

Newcastle Tourism and Travel Training

Study for tourism and travel qualifications in adventure education, hospitality management, adventure tourism management and aviation training in Newcastle's excellent (and stunningly beautiful) outdoor and indoor learning environments. Tourism is one of Newcastle's major industries, so tourism education is of the very highest standard.

Newcastle Tourist Shopping and Souvenirs

Take home more than just a memory from your holiday in Newcastle. Tourist shops, shopping malls and boutique shops, as well as duty free outlets and online shopping sites, sell a wide array of beautifully made Newcastle products, arts and crafts inspired by Newcastle's culture.

Newcastle Tramping, Hiking, Guided Walks

Newcastle offers hikers (or trampers) and walkers some of the best hiking terrain in the world such as hills, valleys, lakes, rivers, remote back country, national park tracks, iconic great walks and much more. Catering for all abilities, hiking and walking in Newcastle is an unmissable activity on any Newcastle holiday.

Newcastle Wineries

Wine making in Newcastle has never before had such a high profile worldwide. Its distinctive, premium quality wines (Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Otago Pinot Noir for example) are justifiably famous. Whilst here in Newcastle, you can enjoy winery tours, great cuisine and stunning scenery whilst you sample the latest and finest vintages at the cellar door.

Newcastle Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Aquariums

Always a hit with the kids, a trip to the local zoo, wildlife park, farm park or aquarium makes fantastic entertainment for all the family. Newcastle's zoos, wildlife parks, animal sanctuaries, farm parks and aquariums are home to a wide variety of native and foreign animals, birds and wildlife. See crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies and much more in Newcastle zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums.

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