Newcastle, New South Wales © Destination NSW
Guide to Newcastle
Newcastle is a metropolis where you will find everything from stunning beaches and street art to iconic ocean baths, boutique bars, cool cafes and designer hotels.
Newcastle – or ‘Newie’ as it’s affectionately known – is Australia’s second oldest city and is located just a two-hour drive north of Sydney. Like Sydney, Newcastle’s big attractions are its beaches and harbour which both contribute to its natural beauty. But it’s the hipster-friendly city’s population of less than half a million that makes Newcastle a laid back option for a holiday as the crowds are fewer and the pace slower. The revitalised city is also the gateway to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s world-class wine regions.