Things to do in Newcastle

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Things to Do in Newcastle

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  • Iain L
    20 contributions
    What a view!, you can either walk up from Bar Beach which requires a bit of fitness or drive up to the top carpark if you have mobility issues.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Sandy T
    Toongabbie, Australia117 contributions
    Easy walk around the wildlife park. Lots of animals on display. Keepers seemed very attentive to the animals. Just pay for parking - no entry fee to the animal areas. Plenty of space for a picnic.
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • meilin l
    Macquarie Park, Australia719 contributions
    Nice place to go in Newcastle. The sand is fine and does not stick on your feet. Nice to play on the beach , walk the dog, sit on the fine sand and watch the waves. Or stroll up the lighthouse.

    Worth going ! Got my vote
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Oscar Smith
    Newcastle, Australia2,553 contributions
    Excellent place for a walk and a swim. Was surprised there was so much parking available. Scenic and serene. One of the best parts of Newy
    Written 6 October 2021
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  • wtandy
    Launceston, Australia767 contributions
    Always a gorgeous walk but especially grand on a sunny day. Caught a ferry later the same day to view it, and the lovely city of Newcastle, from the shipwreck walk (Stockton). The Nobby's walk is flat - making it easily navigable by wheelchair, bike, scooter, pram or foot.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Sue K
    Sydney, Australia30 contributions
    The Newcastle coastline is wonderful - especially on a sunny winters morning. Lots of options of paths along coast, and then back via the lovely homes on the Terrace.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Gerry D
    Sydney, Australia112 contributions
    Enormous baths, kids pool area and lap lanes.
    Good facilities and easy to park for free on the upper road, otherwise metered parking available.
    Written 28 January 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • David T
    26 contributions
    Lots to see and experience. The coal exhibition is a must. has a lot of history about sea and land. worth the visit
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Marcia R
    4 contributions
    The beach caters to all ages and varied interests,A surf haven for some while others enjoy the safety of the ocean pool.walks. beach volleyball or having refreshments from the kiosk with a view.
    Written 6 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,461 contributions
    With 40km of beaches, pristine bushland and one of the largest coastal lake systems in NSW, the Myall Lakes Park covers a lot of ground.
    If you are staying at the holiday towns of Hawks Nest or Tea Gardens, it is easy to explore the areas around Bombah Broadwater, Mungo Brush and Little Gibber (Dark Point).
    From Hawks Nest, we headed north up Mungo Brush Rd. Part of the fun was keeping an eye out for the small signs off to the left and right which indicated trails to various picnic and camping areas. There were more than a dozen so we just stopped at a few.
    Many were just small, hidden pockets in the bushland or beside the river but they were interesting to discover. Stewart and Lloyds campground and the Hole in the Wall and Tamboi Picnic areas are all worthy of a stop.
    Mungo Brush Campground is a good destination to aim for. This is a larger camp ground and as such has good (but basic) facilities including BBQs, picnic tables and a toilet block. It sits on Bombah Broadwater and is an absolutely unspoiled and scenic location. Several bushwalking trails either start here or pass through here so it is an excellent place to explore parts of the National park.
    NOTE: You are required to have a permit to enter the camping and picnic grounds - these can be bought as an annual pass or a day pass online. Im not sure how often these are checked as no-one has been around to see our permit the couple fo times we have been here.
    Written 24 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • MrPutandLeave
    5 contributions
    Really enjoyed this ride. Excellent track in good condition and wide enough that you can go fast on a road bike ( just watch for amateur riders and walkers). Good variety of flora on the way and the tunnel was fun. Managed to score breakfast at Hai Hai Cafe in Adamstown before turning around and coming back. We started the ride in Swansea Heads so added a few more Kms
    Written 28 December 2021
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  • DadandCab
    Coffs Harbour, Australia959 contributions
    Had meant to visit here on our last trip but didn’t realise it’s only open at the weekend, 8 till 4 currently.
    Finally got to walk up there this last weekend. Good views. No charge. One information board with some history. Can look into the original lighthouse keepers cottages (empty). Expect to spend 15 minutes walking up there from the Surf Club and the same looking around.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • Oscar Smith
    Newcastle, Australia2,553 contributions
    Really beautiful place - it's rare to find some nice gardens that are by the ocean. Great spot for a picnic, a walk or some cycling
    Written 8 March 2021
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  • Paddy1912
    Sydney, Australia174 contributions
    Beautiful cathedral surrounded by great grounds and very old cemetery and what a view of Newcastle from its hill position.
    Written 25 February 2021
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  • Innes B
    Newcastle, Australia8 contributions
    It's a great park with many walks. The lagoon is a standout. Just keep your wits about you as you are sharing the tracks with some very enthusiastic mountain bikers
    Written 11 June 2021
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