Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling are convenient ways to get around, great for keeping fit and popular recreation activities.  There are easy walking trails and paths in the Newcastle area for you to explore and enjoy.  Some of these, such as the Fernleigh Track and the Tramway Track, are shared paths suitable for riding at a leisurely pace.

Bathers Way

The Bathers Way links Newcastle's beaches from Merewether Ocean Baths to Nobbys Beach. It is 5.8km long and forms part of the Great North Walk from Merewether Ocean Baths to Sydney.


Get on your bike and discover Newcastle's extensive off and on-road cycleway network.

Fernleigh Track

The 15km route passes through the suburbs of Adamstown, Kahibah, Whitebridge, Redhead and Jewells, terminating adjacent to the Belmont TAFE college.

Heritage Walks

Discover Newcastle's heritage buildings and environment at a leisurely pace by taking a heritage walk.

Newcastle Memorial Walk

Newcastle's Memorial Walk is a piece of tourism infrastructure with a personal connection for thousands of locals. It is acclaimed as one of the most spectacular coastal walks in Australia.

Runner's guide to Newcastle

Here in Newcastle we are known for our outdoor lifestyle, so we thought it only fair to share some of our favourite running routes around the city.

Tramway Track

The Wallsend to Glendale shared pathway is 3.65 kilometres in length and runs from Ganney Street, Wallsend to Frederick Street, Glendale.

Walking Tracks and Trails

There are some unique and beautiful walking tracks and trails within Newcastle CBD and surrounding suburbs.