Newcastle in New South Wales is often completely overlooked by tourists.
Only an hour and a half north of Sydney, Newcastle is Australia’s second oldest city and boasts some of the country’s best beaches as well as heritage listed architecture and close proximity to the increasingly popular Hunter Valley wine region.
Whether you’re spending an idyllic Sunday walking the Bathers Way and seeing some
of Newcastle’s most iconic beaches, catching a Newcastle Knights game at the recently revamped AusGrid Stadium, cuddling up to a koala at Blackbutt Reserve, or
heading north of the city to swim with dolphins at Nelson’s Bay – you’ll find plenty to love about the place where Australian country living blends with city life.
If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, a visit to Newcastle might be just what you need.