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Newcastle has an enviable position, resting on a peninsula bordered by the magnificent working harbour and spectacular surfing and swimming beaches. As the second oldest city in New South Wales, Newcastle is steeped in history with heritage buildings and a community proud of its colonial past.
With a variety of restaurant districts offering urban and waterfront dining options; a refreshing mix of boutique shopping and a range of inner-city galleries, exploring Newcastle is a treat for the senses.
Not only is Newcastle ideally located just two hours by road from Sydney, it’s less than an hour’s drive west to the Hunter Valley wineries, south to sailboat-filled Lake Macquarie, north to whale-watching and sharkfeeding at Port Stephens and to sandboarding at Stockton Beach.