About Newcastle (Australia)
Situated on the South West coast of Australia you will discover a real gem of a city. At a fraction of the size of many Australian cities, Newcastle delivers on all levels; lifestyle, culture, urban design and natural beauty. Home to the native ""Novocastrians' you will be instantly drawn to the warm and friendly embrace of the locals and the abundance of creativity throughout the city. Voted as a 'Top City' for travel by Lonely Planet and a prime destination on many travelers' bucket list, Newcastle's draw of undisturbed landscapes and a vibrant lifestyle will leave you inspired and invigorated.
Where to start when trying to encapsulate the Port of Newcastle? Well firstly the natural beauty on display is simply stunning. Located in the heart of the Hunter Region and surrounded by beautiful coastline and golden beaches. The beaches that surround Newcastle are superb for either recreation or relaxation, you will be spoiled for choice. Such an example is Bather's Way, a stunning coastal walk and part of the wider network of walking and cycling routes, or Newcastle Beach, which is arguably one of the best surfing beaches in Australia.
Newcastle also provides the gateway to accessing more remote areas in the Hunter region including a Barrington Tops rainforest and Australia's largest saltwater lake, Lake Macquarie. Centrally Newcastle boasts lots of green spaces and city parks including city favourite, Kind Edward Park.
Socially, Newcastle will not disappoint with a vibrant and colorful blend of bars, cafes, restaurants, and clubs. The West End leads the way and anyone heading here for a night out can expect a joyful assault on the senses with something for every taste, from live music and bands to clubs and cocktail bars. Newcastle is also credited for having a thriving art scene and the murals dotted around the city bring a welcomed and energetic feel to Newcastle.
Galleries are dotted throughout the city but the Newcastle Art Gallery is a must. Shopping wise Newcastle has a balanced mix of trendy boutiques and high street stores to monthly market days including the Olive Tree Market.
Here the lifestyle is chilled and laid back but the opportunities to embrace city life or the great outdoors are within easy access. A perfect location to undertake your studies, Newcastle is a city experience you'll never forget. Hooray (goodbye) for now, hope to see you as they say in these parts.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- University of Newcastle (Australia)
Newcastle is the 2nd largest city in New South Wales
Newcastle’s Hunter Region has lent its photogenic qualities to movies such as Superman Returns & X-Men
Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world