Newcastle is a harbour city 160km south west of Sydney in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales.
On the shore of the Hunter River, the city’s seafaring past is displayed at the Newcastle Maritime Centre. The eastern suburbs are filled with examples of early Victorian architecture. Beginning at Memorial Drive and linking to the Bathers Way in the east, Newcastle Memorial Walk is a clifftop footbridge honouring the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand army corps) landing at Gallipoli during WWI. The nearby Newcastle Ocean Baths features an art deco swimming pavilion. To the west is Hunter Stadium, home to rugby league team the Newcastle Knights.
Main attractions include:
- Fort Scratchley
- Hunter Region
- Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle
- Stockton Beach
- Glenrock Lagoon
- Nelson Head Light
- Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.
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