Blue Gum Hills Regional Park – Wallsend
Are you looking for a day out with kids where the whole family can enjoy? Blue Gum Hills Regional Park can be your ideal destination. For visitors to Newcastle and residents this park is a popular choice.
So, which are your options here? Just go for lazy picnics at Back Creek or Village Green, walks through Minmi Cemetery or the Heritage Track, bike rides, or birthday barbecues and have a memorable time out.
Besides this, you can also go thrill seeking at adventure Tree Top Park. Your options are too many to count and the surrounding beauty of nature will keep you company throughout.
Stockton Beach – Stockton
The beach lies only 18.5 km away from the Newcastle city and you can easily drive to this destination. It has a 32 km long sandy stretch that allows 4-wheel drive on the surface.
Besides this, Stockton Beach has the reputation of being a popular camping site and a nursery for the great white sharks, in the water just off the beach.
One of the important events here is the ‘Beach Challenge’ where surfers show spectacular skills with their surfboards.
Newcastle Art Gallery – Newcastle
One of the must visit places in Newcastle for tourists and residents alike is the Newcastle Art Gallery. Here you will be able to come across some masterpieces such as sculptor from the iconic Brett Whiteley and offerings from the new artistic talents to keep you riveted.
This is an ideal place for the artistically and culturally inclined people would love to catch the latest happenings on the Australian art scene and the situation across the globe.
Newcastle Art Gallery is situated at an easy distance from Civic Park and one can reach here via either the bus or train services that are quite frequent.
Fort Scratchley Historic Site – Newcastle East
Welcome to the most scenic and commanding positions that guards the estuary of Hunter River! Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a picturesque vantage point that offers a spectacular view of the surrounding areas. This Fortress overlooks Nobbys Beach and the Lighthouse there.
One here you will be able to get a panoramic view of the coastline, the oceans beyond, the Newcastle city, and the harbor. Do not forget to take the guided tour of this location to understand the place better and feel history come alive before your eyes.
One of the must visit upcoming events at the Fort on 14 March 2014 is the, ‘MUSIC OF THE GUNS’ from the Historical Society.
Newcastle Beach – Newcastle
Do you know that Newcastle Beach is reputed to be one of the best places to surf in Australia? Naturally, this has turned into the haven for surfers who come here from every part of the continent and the world to tackle the perfect waves with their surfboards.
In order to ensure the best results from your surfing experience and keep you safe throughout lifeguard services are available at the beach when the swimming season is at its peak.
Change rooms are available here. Those who want to come to the beach may easily take bus or train facilities from Newcastle CBD.