Newcastle’s spectacular coastline and pristine beaches have been celebrated with the creation of the Bathers Way, a five-kilometre coastal walk that starts at Nobbys and finishes at Merewether Beach. All six beaches are patrolled and offer your family a safe place to swim and relax. Alternatively, you can enjoy the protection of our ocean baths.
Attractions abound. Built around a large working harbour, the adjacent foreshore area is the perfect place to while away the hours watching the busy harbour traffic. Large expanses of grassy parklands on the water’s edge are perfect for a relaxing family picnic. Mingle with the hundreds of Novocastrians who flock to the foreshore each weekend for recreational activities such as kite flying, roller blading, jogging or bike riding.
After the sun goes down, discover some of the finest entertainment venues on Australia’s east coast. Catch the very best of live performers from around the country and overseas; dance to the beats of some of Australia’s best DJ’s; enjoy your favourite food or drink; or find a place where you can simply relax with family and friends.