Things To Do

Things To Do

Newcastle has an abundance of experiences to offer

Newcastle is an underrated gem, treasured by locals and a breath of fresh air for visitors. Picturesque beaches, historical architecture and a sun kissed climate are only part of its charm. 

Fine dining, small bars, quirky boutiques, a diverse arts scene and a laid-back attitude combine to make it well worth the visit.

See for yourself and make your next holiday or business trip a visit to the beautiful beach town of Newcastle. 

For more ideas of how to spend your time in Newcastle check out the Visit Newcastle website and discover an activity that suits you.

History and Culture

One of the largest Churches in Australia. It is 72.5m long, 26.5m wide, 36.5m high.

Enjoy one of Australia’s historic theatres that hosts a wide range of concerts & musicals. 

Enjoy Newcastle Memorial Walk with its striking 360 degree view of the city and coast.

Discover the rich history of steel city, stand underneath a giant luminated globe or try a hands-on activity in the science centre.

Nationally recognised for one of the finest public art collections in Australia. Offering free exhibits and kids activities. 

Novel and nostalgic way to explore the city, its beautiful beaches and historical sights. Enjoy a unique activity while in Newcastle.

Beaches and outdoor activities

The Surfhouse has three levels featuring a restaurant, pizza shop and café plus an upstairs terraced cocktail bar with sea views.

Learn to surf with experienced and professional coaching staff.

Horseshoe Beach allows dogs to enjoy a run and a splash from a safe harbour beach.

A range of challenges in the trees to choose from. The circuits feature flying foxes, cargo nets, tarzan swings, suspension bridges and more.

Walking trails, guided tours, canoeing, dipnetting, feeding talks & birdwatching.

Nature trails, wildlife exhibits, childrens playgrounds and recreational facilities.

Nightlife Entertainment

Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Fantastic food and a casual friendly vibe.

Casual dining and chinese restaurant. Live music every Friday night in the bar.

Enjoy a drink by the harbour as you’re entertained by live music and great food.

A popular nightclub inside a historic 1860s building, featuring a range of national and international DJs each week.

Newcastle’s only venue with an onsite brewery. Nestled inside a restored historic industrial building, Foghorn host live music, and offer a range of craft beers and locally sourced food.

Enjoy dinner and a drink whilst enjoying live performances from some of the talented local, national and international artists Lizotte’s host.

You will always find something fun to do!

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