Newcastle

Bordering Australia’s New South Wales’ coast, just north of Sydney, sunny-natured Newcastle is anchored in indigenous and convict history. Surfing beaches, hand-cut sea pools, a coastal fort, and contemporary bars skirt the city’s harbor, while museums, artisanal restaurants, and microbreweries lie at its heart.

Blackbutt Reserve

Breathtaking wildlife exhibits, variety of flora and fauna, extensive range of nature trails and free entry makes for a great day at Blackbutt Reserve. An extensive boardwalk is featured throughout the wildlife exhibit providing easy pram and wheelchair access and viewing platforms. Guided tours and private animal encounters available (bookings essential). Our Kiosk provides tea/coffee, cold...

Nobbys Lighthouse

Nobbys Lighthouse sits high on Nobbys Headland guarding the entrance to Newcastle Harbour. It has been an active lighthouse for over 150 years and continues to safely direct ships in and out of Newcastle harbour. The site is an iconic landmark at well-loved location in Newcastle. The Nobbys Lighthouse grounds are open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm and entry to the site is free. Parking is located...

Hunter Wetlands Centre

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a Ramsar listed wetlands of international importance located only 10 mins from the heart of Newcastle. An amazing story of community spirit that has rehabilitated a degraded wetlands, dumpsite and abandoned sporting fields to a site of stunning beauty and home to over 240 species of birdlife. A great place for families and kids with walking trails, guided walks,...