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V1 - Experience Newcastle for yourself

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Forget what you think you know about NEWcastle. The city is evolving at such a rate that you can literally SEE the change. And to prove it, we're offering media the opportunity to visit Newcastle for a fun-filled famil to experience the latest funky venues, fascinating attractions and warm hospitality travellers enjoy on each and every visit to Australia's oldest city.

Your 48-hour NEWcastle escape could look like this:

 

Morning - Enjoy the sounds of the ocean with a stroll along Bathers Way from Nobbys Beach to Merewether; or become immersed in Aboriginal culture at the Awabakul Cultural Resource Centre.

Lunch - You’ll find it tough to choose from the eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants along delightful Darby Street in Cooks Hill. Leave some time after lunch to enjoy the boutique shopping along this stylish strip – from grungy to glamorous, it’s all here.

Afternoon - Relax in the romantic harbour front Honeysuckle precinct and enjoy a mid-afternoon refreshment from a cool waterfront spot such as Silo, Honeysuckle Hotel, The Squires Maiden or The Landing Bar and Kitchen.

Evening - You’ll need to make it a long night to do justice to NEWcastle’s variety of pubs and wine bars. Whether you start with a dinner cruise or a meal at Bocados, finish your evening with a visit to the newly launched lighting display City of Evolutions along Watt Street, or take in a performance at the historic Civic Theatre.

Day 2 could see you.......
 

 

Morning - Fossick for bargains at the Centenary Centre, NEWcastle’s largest antique centre, or check out one of the renowned weekend markets such as the Olive Tree or City Craft and Farmers Market.

Lunch - Head to Beaumont Street for thriving café culture and classic Mediterranean cuisine before spooking yourself with a unique afternoon Ghost Tour of Fort Scratchley and the East End.

Afternoon - Venture to the Newcastle Art Gallery, one of Australia’s leading regional art galleries and home to almost 5000 works, including paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and sculpture; then treat yourself to a boutique brew at Craft & Co Burgers, or enjoy a pre-dinner drink at 5 Sawyers’ retro vinyl Sundays.

Evening - Finish off your stay in style with five-star fine dining at Restaurant Mason or Subo; or if a leisurely afternoon is more your speed, stop in at Scotties for NEWcastle’s best loved fish and chips.

Last but not least, take a walk down memory lane to the famous Lizotte’s cabaret, meander around the Ocean Baths, or have a nightcap at the city’s hottest new small bar and arts venue -Terrace Bar.

NEWcastle is changing. You may think you’ve seen it all before but we’re confident NEWcastle will change your mind.

For further information about the changing face of Newcastle, or to discuss a bespoke itinerary, please contact:

Amity Roche/ Jessica Thompson – Anne Wild & Associates Pty Ltd
Ph: (02) 9440 0414
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