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Honeysuckle Wharf Newcastle
Honeysuckle Wharf Pier. Photo Paul Blackmore
Nobbys Beach Newcastle
Nobbys Beach. Grenville Turner. Tourism NSW
The Queens Wharf Newcastle NSW
The Queens Wharf Restaurants. Tourism NSW
Family at Nobbys Beach Newcastle
Family Fun at Nobbys Beach. Adam Taylor
Nobbys Beach NSW
Nobbys Beach NSW. Photo Grenville Turner
The Mereweather Baths NSW
The Mereweather Baths. Paul Blackmore
Ocean Baths Newcastle
Ocean Baths Newcastle. Photo Mike Newling
Customs House in Newcastle
Customs House in Newcastle. Tourism NSW

Newcastle Information

Newcastle is the second most populated area in New South Wales with a population of about 300,000 people.

Originally the Worimi and Awabakal aboriginal people lived here before European settlement. In 1797 John Shortland discovered the area and in the next few years coal was mined in the area and shipped overseas. Newcastle is the first place in New South Wales to have exported overseas.

Today the town is still a major port for mining exports especially coal. Tourism is fast growing industry in Newcastle and there are many activities and things to do.

Newcastle has five popular beaches and on warm summer days the Newcastle ocean baths are a very popular place to cool down. There is also the Canoe Pool for young swimmers, which makes the perfect family outing to the beach.

For culture visit the Civic Theatre for performances and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery for magnificent works of art. Other special events not to miss in Newcastle throughout the year are Newcastle Knights, Newcastle Jets, Livesites and the Newcastle City Farmers and Craft markets.

King Edward Park in Newcastle is a favourite place for many who are seeking the perfect picnic destination. Complete with stunning gardens it is also a spot where you can relax in tranquillity and at the same time experience magnificent ocean views.

For dining and entertainment the best places in Newcastle are located at Beaumont Street and Darby Street.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday snap of Newcastle you will find it at Stockton. Catch the ferry across the Harbour to view the stunning Newcastle city skyline.

Eco enthusiasts will enjoy Blackbutt Reserve. There are various Bushwalking trails with a diverse ecosystem. Here you will see Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, wombats and birds.

Newcastle tourist attractions are brought to you by World Holiday Destinations. Book your Newcastle Accommodation.

Newcastle Australia
Aerial View of Newcastle. Photo Grenville Turner. Tourism New South Wales
Bogey Hole Ocean Bath in Newcastle
Relaxing at Bogey Hole Ocean Bath in Newcastle. Tourism New South Wales