Backpacking Newcastle

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    NEWCASTLE HAS BECOME A POPULAR STOPOVER FOR BACKPACKERS, AS IT HAS MANY SIMILIAR GREAT ATTRACTIONS AS SYDNEY: Photo: courtesy Newcastle Tourism & Destination New South Wales
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    THERE ARE PLENTY OF HAPPENING PLACES TO HANG OUT, LIKE QUEENS WHARF: Photo courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    THERE ARE ALSO LOTS OF GREAT BEACHES TO SWIM, SURF OR CHILL OUT AT: Photo: courtesy Newcastle Tourism & Destination New South Wales
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Newcastle Highlights

  • Great beaches right on the doorstep of the city, which are perfect for surfing, swimming and chillin out in the sun.

  • A fun happening nightlife and plenty of excellent places to grab a bite to eat.

  • A perfect base to explore the nearby wine regions of the Hunter Valley, see the natural beauty of the Port Stephens area, go sandboarding on the huge sand dunes at Stockton Beach, or undertake a large variety of water sports at Lake Macquarie.

  • Experience some of the many great events that are held here throughout the year.

About Newcastle

Population 150,000

Newcastle is a modern cosmopolitan city, which offers a more relaxed easygoing lifestyle than nearby Sydney, but still with many of the same attractions.

The city is one of the world's largest exporters of coal, but has a lot more to offer than just industry and commerce. The city has excellent surf beaches on its doorstep, plenty of great places to eat and a happening nightlife. There are also plenty of great places to check out local art and learn about the history of the region.

Newcastle is an excellent base to explore the nearby wine regions of the Hunter Valley where you can find over 100 vineyards. Just north of the city you can witness the natural beauty of the Port Stephens area, or go sandboarding on the huge sand dunes at Stockton Beach. South of the city is Lake Macquarie, which is a great area for many different water sports.

There is plenty to do in this city and is worth spending a couple of days checking it out.

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Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

361 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Phone 1800 654 558
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