Explore Newcastle

There’s plenty of things to do in Newcastle, with activities and events to suit everyone’s taste.


Stretching from historic Catherine Hill Bay in the south to the twin Peaks of Tomaree and Yacaaba standing guard to the entrance of Port Stephens.


In the words of explorer John Howe “as fine a land as imagination can form”. Rolling green hills, fresh-bracing country air and the neatly ordered vineyards of Australia’s oldest wine making region the Hunter Valley.


The majesty and unspoiled wilderness of the Barrington Tops National Park. The splendor of Brokenback Range proudly watching over the patchwork of vineyards and farmlands. The magnificent Watagans, dress circle to Lake Macquarie, the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia.


Thousands of kilometers of National Parks and State forests abounding with exciting native flora and fauna. Wilderness safaris, whitewater rafting, bush walking, horse riding, camping and canoeing are just a few of the experiences to be had.


Through it all the mighty Hunter River flows as it winds its way eastward through historic townships and wilderness forests suddenly emerging as the spectacular Newcastle Harbour, before slipping past Nobby’s Headland into the blue Pacific.


Explore some of the famous vineyards located in the area, such as Wyndham Estate, Cock fighters Ghost, Mount Broke, Tyrell’s and Rothbury Estate in the Lower Hunter Valley.


Go through Moonan Flats up to the highest point of the Barrington Range and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Hunter Valley below. Barrington Tops is home to some spectacular wildlife including eagles.

Newcastle Maps

Useful links:

Port Stephens
Balloon Aloft
Wine Country
Rail Motor Society
University of Newcastle