"Beach Days, Harbour Sights, City Nights" Top 5 Page for this destination Newcastle by Mez77

Newcastle Travel Guide: 347 reviews and 613 photos

Beauty is deeper than the skin.

I love living in Newcastle, which is interesting since 5 years ago when I moved here I thought it a dirty and ugly industrial, working class town. Sure there is a lot of industry, but once you find the beautiful parts of Newcastle, you'll never see it in the same way again.

So many things to love.

Things I love most about Newcastle:

The Heritage. Newcastle is the site of the second European settlement in Australia. There are so many icons that remind us off the history of this city. You can take a dip in the Bogey Hole, which was cut into ocean rocks by convict labour in 1819. You can walk along streets and marvel at the beautiful old homes.

The beaches. Within 5km of the city centre, there are 6 beautiful beaches. All of them are clean and extremely popular year round.

Nature. Despite the fact that Newcastle is Australia's sixth biggest city, there are plenty of natural reserves within the city.

Culture. What more you you need than a couple of Cafe district to bring a bit of culture to a working class town?

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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2005 at 8:08 AM

    What a lovely place to live! My own German Shepherd (Heidi) would love to be able to run free and take a walk on the beach!

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    Oct 14, 2004 at 2:08 PM

    Excellent. Everything I meant to write about Newcastle and didn't! (Don't forget to update your Tomteland)

  • kielorla's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 2:43 AM

    Gosh, i didnt know that i have missed out so much stuff when i am in Newcastle. Your page is great, now maybe i need to go back to cover those that i have missed. :)

  • Nov 10, 2003 at 12:33 PM

    Great Newy page Mia! I spent many Christmases at Newcastle, swimming at the Ocean Baths and Bogey hole.....its wonderful this time of year (jealous)!! Thanks for your comments on my various pages. Keep up the good work, Lachy

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2003 at 12:24 AM

    excellent page!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 5:06 PM

    Great page Mia!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2003 at 4:15 AM

    Thanks for the visit, Mia! Your San Diego plans are making me jealous!

  • Sarita76's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 11:57 PM

    Ciao Mia! Newcastle looks nice :) And you're adding so many tips :) Good job! :)

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 3:59 PM

    when i am going to get the chance to see this beautiful part of the world?excellent page with loads of information.

  • Sep 22, 2003 at 6:26 AM

    Excellent page, the Great North Walk sounds interesting


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