THINGS TO DO
VISIT FORT SCRATCHLEY
Undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point, there is so much to do at the Fort Scratchley Historic Site. Enjoy a stroll around to soak in the history, taking in the breathtaking views, enjoy dolphin or whale-watching with a picnic or immerse yourself in history and undertake a guided tour of the site and through the amazing underground tunnels.
STROLL DOWN NEWCASTLE MEMORIAL WALK
Newcastle’s Memorial Walk is a spectacular 450 meter long cliff top walkway that links Newcastle’s Strzelecki Lookout to Bar Beach.
Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and the commencement of steel making in Newcastle, the Walk is located above Memorial Drive The Hill, on Strzelecki Headland (between Bar Beach and King Edward Park).
CATCH A SHOW AT CIVIC THEATRE
Civic Theatre is one of Newcastle’s most popular and prestigious venues which holds a proud place in the hearts of Novocastrians. Designed by famed 1920’s theatre architect Henry Eli White in his famous ‘Spanish Baroque’ style, a visit to the Civic Theatre with its grand marble foyer and staircase, terrazzo balcony, beautiful interiors and historic main auditorium chandelier, makes for a stunning and unforgettable experience.
TAKE A DIVE IN THE MEREWETHER OCEAN BATHS
With its distinctive and architecturally significant Art Deco pavilion, Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the city’s outstanding historic landmarks and is a popular informal open air studio for amateur photographers. The Ocean Baths were constructed and in use before WWI, though not formally opened until the 1920s. The baths’ popularity has never waned throughout the ensuring decades and thousands of Novocastrians remember it fondly as the place where they first learned to swim.
MEET THE WILDLIFE AT BLACKBUTT RESERVE
Blackbutt Reserve is the place to go if you enjoy nature, love adventure and like to soak up culture like a sponge. And the best part is it’s free for everyone to enjoy
GET CLIMBING AT TREETOP’S ADVENTURE PARK
TreeTop Adventure Park consists of 96 challenges in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities up to 20 metres above the forest floor! Within the beautiful site of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, enjoy a unique experience high in the trees.