Newcastle is known for its superb beaches and waterways, art galleries, diverse range of restaurants and cafés, shopping centres and boutique shopping villages and great nightlife.
Newcastle is the second oldest city in Australia, the second largest city in the state of New South Wales and an excellent place to live and learn.
Newcastle has a temperate climate. The warmest months are January and February and the cooler months are June and July with mild winters. Daytime temperatures rarely fall below 18 degrees Celsius.
Newcastle is the gateway to popular regional tourism destinations. Go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, whale watching in Port Stephens, or hop a ferry to Stockton for a dune buggy adventure.
Top 10 City
Newcastle's lively charm, natural beauty, and lower cost of living earned it a spot on one of Lonely Planet's "Top 10 City" lists.
Discover hidden beaches as you bike or hike along Newcastle's network of nature trails.