Best Things To Do in Newcastle, Australia

Whether you're visiting Newcastle for a few days or are a localite, Newcastle is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Newcastle. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Newcastle. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Newcastle. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Newcastle keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Newcastle listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Newcastle which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Newcastle will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Newcastle recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Newcastle

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Newcastle that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 700 itineraries
    Blackbutt Reserve

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Carnley Avenue, Newcastle

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Spread over 182 hectares, the Blackbutt Reserve is a protected bush land full of nature trails, native birds and animals, picnic spots and lot of interactive and educational activities. Their wildlife...Read more

  2. #2 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 614 itineraries
    Fort Scratchley Historic Site

    Tags: Historical Site, War Memorial, Fort, Military Area

    Address: Fort Scratchley Historic Site , Nobbys Road, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    To avoid any surprise attack from the Russians during the Crimean War, the Australians built a series of forts along the shoreline. One such military fort was Fort Scratchley, which never actually fir...Read more

  3. #3 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 699 itineraries
    Nobbys Beach

    Tags: Beach, Light House, Walking Area, Leisure

    Address: Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Considered as one of the highest profile beach amongst residents and tourists, Nobbys Beach is known for its gentle waves for everyone looking to swim or surf for the beginners. A favorite family reso...Read more

  4. #4 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 549 itineraries
    Newcastle Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Workshop Way, New Castle, NSW 2300

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located along the Newcastle Harbour, the museum tells the tale of the city’s mining and steel production. Popular amongst the younger age groups, the Newcastle Museum offers many-a-interactive a...Read more

  5. #5 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    Stockton Beach And Stockton Beach Holiday Park

    Tags: Park, Picnic Spot

    Address: 3 Pitt Street, Stockton NSW 2295

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in the southern end of Newcastle Bight, you would love to lie down on the sand and enjoy the beautiful Stockton Beach. If you are planning for a picnic, get one of the picnic shelters and enjo...Read more

  6. #6 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 328 itineraries
    Christ Church Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: 46 Newcomen Street, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Also known as Christ Church Cathedral, the cathedral dominates the skyline of the city. So, you can actually point out the church from whichever part of the city you are located. Visit this cathedral ...Read more

  7. #7 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 186 itineraries
    Oakvale Farm And Fauna World

    Tags: Farm

    Address: 3 Oakvale Drive, Salt Ash NSW 2318

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A brilliant place to visit for toddlers and adults! You can pat a koala or milk a cow or ride a tractor and move around with the animals without getting disturbed. This farm convinces you to accept th...Read more

  8. #8 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 196 itineraries
    Nobbys Lighthouse

    Tags: Light House, Landmark

    Address: Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    If you are going to Nobbys beach, visiting the lighthouse is a must. Park your car in the adjacent parking space near the beach and walk down to the lighthouse. Once, you reach there, you need to clim...Read more

  9. #9 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 287 itineraries
    The Foreshore Park

    Tags: Park, Picnic Spot

    Address: Wharf Road, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is one of the fantastic open spaces of Newcastle to enjoy quality time with the whole family. With beautiful playground and green grass to lie down or enjoy food together in the park, there is no...Read more

  10. #10 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 515 itineraries
    Merewether Baths

    Tags: Water Body, Entertainment, Leisure, Picnic Spot

    Address: Henderson Parade, New Castle, NSW 2291

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Imagine an ocean transformed into a swimming pool for you to splash about it and then stroll out onto the beach for a family picnic or a hot sizzling barbeque. Presenting the visitors with a perfect f...Read more

  11. #11 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 184 itineraries
    Newcastle Art Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery

    Address: Laman Street Newcastle NSW 2300

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This art gallery holds one of the significant collections in Australia. It is no secret that since Newcastle has turned into a center of art and culture in Australia, this gallery is fast becoming a p...Read more

  12. #12 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 433 itineraries
    Hunter Wetlands Centre

    Tags: Park, Walking Area

    Address: 412 Sandgate Rd, Shortland, Newcastle, New South Wales 2307, Australia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    It wasn’t until the 1980’s the Hunter Wetlands was a marshy dumping ground and later a part of it got converted into a football ground for the Hamilton Rugby Club. Today, the Wetlands Cent...Read more

  13. #13 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 246 itineraries
    Newcastle Beach

    Tags: Beach, Boating

    Address: Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is said to be one of the best surf location in Australia. If you wish to capture the perfect wave for board riding, come to Newcastle Beach. You can nearly spend half a day and spend time playing b...Read more

  14. #14 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 148 itineraries
    Maritime Centre

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: 3 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Want to know about the maritime activity that existed in Newcastle? Come to Maritime center to learn about the 200 year old history of this industry, stories of ruins and rescues that existed in Newca...Read more

  15. #15 of 50 Things To Do in Newcastle
    - Used in 362 itineraries
    The Lock-up Cultural Centre

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Yet another one of the city’s heritage sites, the Lock-Up Cultural Centre used to be a Police precinct and a lock-up with one of a kind prison cells. Today, the cells are used by artists as a co...Read more