Wide stretches of blue water... the sound of waves crashing on the shore... the smell of salt air. The positive effect of water on cognitive function and emotional wellbeing is widely discussed. And you can get plenty of water views in the aquatic playground that is Newcastle.
The city centre is walking distance to multiple surf beaches, meaning your delegates can enjoy a scenic walk, surf or swim before your event, relish the fresh sea air between meetings, and take in spectacular views at night.
Newcastle has more than 362 parks and reserves in the local government area and in excess of 110,000 trees in the public domain!
They say exposure to nature can contribute to reducing stress, so perhaps that’s why the pace of life seems a little calmer in Newcastle, because you’re never too far from nature.
With a rich history and proud heritage, Newcastle has a story to tell at every turn. You can be in a meeting one minute, then lost in tales of times gone by in another.
A quirky blend of new and old architecture and a rich indigenous history sit alongside several heritage attractions in Newcastle, making it one of the most intriguing destinations.
From the industrial age to artificial intelligence - Without a doubt Newcastle is one of Australia’s most forward-thinking cities.
The multi-award-winning Smart City strategy is guiding Newcastle into the future, integrating technology, data, and creating a smart ecosystem.
Newcastle is the regional capital and hub for industry, education, business, tourism, technology, health, port and logistics.
The city attracts some world-class businesses, research and education facilities, including
- The University of Newcastle
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
- Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources