Newcastle is literally a place where the city meets the sea.

Situated on Australia's east coast, Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches and a working harbour, with cafes, restaurants and bars stretching from the city to the suburbs.

Traditionally the Awabakal and Worimi people's land, Newcastle has a fascinating pre-settlement, convict, military, and industrial history. Heritage architecture can be found scattered throughout the city.

Newcastle has a vibrant arts and culture scene as a modern cosmopolitan city, with local art galleries, small bars, live music venues, and stunning street art to explore.

Only two hours drive from Sydney and with an airport, just 30 minutes drive from the city centre, Newcastle is a great destination to explore for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. It's the kind of place you'll visit and never want to leave.