About Newcastle

Newcastle is located just 160kms north of Sydney and is bordered by beautiful beaches and the Hunter River. Within an hour’s drive you’ll find a huge range of natural attractions including the Stockon Beach and its famous dunes, spectacular rainforest at Barrington Tops, amazing beaches at Port Stephens and world-class wineries in the Hunter Valley.

Explore the city on foot or bike and see the rich mining history that shaped this coal mining city and once you’ve worked up a hunger or thirst take in the growing cafĂ© and pub culture which is starting to take over as the lifeblood of the city.