Newcastle by the Harbour in a Day

16/05/2017 Tourism Newcastle

There is so much to do and see in Newcastle and you don’t even need a car. If you’re staying close to the beach and want an early start to experience the beautiful sunrise, why not  take in the following

8am – walk down to Newcastle Beach and around to Nobby’s Beach and along the break wall. Watch the ships glide through the heads and see how the tug boats manoeuvre these huge vessels.

9am – Come back to Swell Kiosk for breakfast of coffee or tea, muffins (the vegan ones are delicious), smoothies, or an egg and bacon toastie

10am – Continue to walk along the harbour watching the action and spot the fishing boats returning from a night on the ocean

11am – Meet the Cruisability boat for a 2 hour Historical Ash Island cruise and learn about the variety of wildlife that inhabit this part of Newcastle

1pm – Lunch time, pick a spot on the harbour to relax and enjoy anything from Japanese, Asian Fusion, Modern Australian, fresh seafood to Italian and Aussie pub style meals.

2:30pm – Visit the Maritime Museum to find out about Newcastle’s shipping history, located in one of the converted cargo wharfs built in the early 1900s.

3:30pm – Walk across Hunter Street, through Wheeler Place and Civic Park to the Newcastle Art Gallery. Marvel at the Brett Whitely sculpture that fronts the Gallery before capturing the latest exhibition.

5pm – Wander back to your apartment and have a bit of a rest – it’s been a long day.

7:30pm – Stroll down to Rustica for dinner by the beach, or to Bar Petit for a night of share plates and live music