Flying to Newcastle, New South Wales' second-largest city, gives access to the heart of the Hunter Valley “The Wine Country” and will place you a short drive away from renown leisure destinations such as Port Stephens, Nelson Bay to name but a few.
NewscastleWith a population of more than 130,000 people, Newcastle is New South Wales' second-largest city.
There's something to suit all tastes in Newcastle. Families will enjoy the city's many free museums and galleries. Newcastle Regional Museum features science and history exhibits, while the Military Museum and Maritime Museum will suit specific tastes. The Newcastle Region Art Gallery features work from prominent Australian artists.
Of course, what would a visit to Newcastle be without a trip to the beach? Learn to surf at one of the town's many beaches: Newcastle, Nobbys, Bar and Merewether to name a few. Former world surfing champion Mark Richards hails from Newcastle - maybe first-timers will have a bit of his luck! To watch the pros in action, make sure you're around in late March for Surfest, Australia's longest-running professional surfing competition.
Nature fans will appreciate Blackbutt Reserve, full of nature trails, aviaries and koala and kangaroo enclosures. The Wetlands Centre has more than 200 bird and animal species, as well as wildflower walks and canoe rentals.
Newcastle is also known for its fantastic restaurants and wide choice of live music shows, including the annual Newcastle Jazz Festival in August.
For additional information about Newcastle, please visit the town's tourism website at www.newcastletourism.com.