Newcastle is becoming renowned for its great dining experiences at the many cafes and restaurants whether on the foreshore, the beach at Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar Beach and Merewether or along the shopping strips of Darby Street, The Junction and Hamilton.

Wine Tasting

How about a trip out to Wine Country just a 40 minute drive (or take a boutique wine tour with one of the many operators with pick up and drop off at the door).


During the warmer months a sunny cruise on the harbour might be in, or perhaps you’ll be aboard a boat that continues out through the heads for some Whale and Dolphin watching. Or take a refreshing dip at the beaches or ocean baths.

Arts & History

You might enjoy and afternoon exploring the Art Gallery, Maritime Museum and Newcastle Museum or some of the heritage buildings around the CBD.


Take in a performance at The Civic Theatre or The Entertainment Centre, Lizottes or at the many hotels that promote our very talented live acts.


Perhaps you enjoy the outdoors more and would like to visit Blackbutt Reserve for a picnic with the fauna and flora and walking tracks. Or burn up some energy on the wonderful cycle ways like Fernleigh Loop.


Whether its rugby, soccer, racing or athletics it’s all here to enjoy.


The truth is – whatever you would like to do during your trip …adventure, relax … Newcastle has got you covered.

The great advantage of staying with the locals in one of our B&B’s is that we can give you directions and tips for all the best spots that most visitors would never have a chance to discover.

Shhh, it’s our little secret.