Explore Newcastle

So you're in Newcastle and your conference has wrapped up for the day, now what to do.....Good news, there's a whole list of things for you to work your way through, so much so you'll be wishing you had booked yourself an extra night or two.

To say Newcastle has undergone a change is an understatement.  In recent years, the city has come to life, transforming itself one bar, restaurant and cafe at a time.  Today what you'll find is an array of grown up possibilities, and depending on your preferred flavour, here is just a taste of what you can expect to explore.


Over the past few years, Newcastle has created a coffee culture that would give Melbourne a run for its money. You won't have to look far for a flat white in this buzzing city with baristas dominating the urban landscape.


Newcastle has an emerging food scene that makes it an appealing spot to indulge in quality food and wine. New bars, cafes, delis and restaurants are popping up throughout eat streets in Newcastle East, The Junction, Hamilton and Darby Street.


There is so much to discover in Newcastle after dark with an eclectic mix of small bars, boutique breweries and traditional pubs. Choose from dark and sophisticated with edgy cocktail menus to relaxed and welcoming gastro pubs, you won't be disappointed with the variety on offer.

And More

Venture beyond your conference venue or hotel to explore Newcastle's spectacular location between harbour and sea. With eight inner-city beaches on offer together with a range of magnificent coastal and heritage walks, you will be spoilt for choice on how to spend your day.