Newcastle and the Hunter region offers such an array of attractions from pristine beaches and stunning coastal mountain rainforests, to wineries and their chefs-hatted restaurants, historic towns and sparkling aquamarine bays and waterways.

Popular destinations include Nobby’s headland, Bar Beach and Merewether beach as well as Australia’s largest coastal lake, Lake Macquarie which hosts water sports including international sailing competitions. 

The stunning aquamarine waterways and marine parks of Port Stephens is ideal for swimming, scuba diving, big game fishing, sailing, surfing and whale-watching.

Wine buffs will be spoiled for choice and will be able to indulge in an array of famous Hunter semillon and shiraz. Not far from wine country is the spectacular coastal rainforest of the Barrington Tops, which offer pristine rivers, meandering mountain trails to hike, loads of great places to camp and plenty of opportunities for encounters with the area’s wildlife.


Click the Tourism links below for more information on local attractions.