Leisure Activities in Newcastle

All year round, leisure activities in Newcastle provide a wide range of options for every age group. Newcastle is loaded with lavish shopping areas, resorts, restaurants, and spas that ensure that your trip to Newcastle is hassle-free. From a convincing landscape and outdoor to some world-class stay options and facilities, Newcastle packs an incredible amount of diversity in the luxury activities it offers. So be it a family vacation, a friends reunion or a solo trip to feed your wanderlust, these activities in Newcastle are a must try for a leisurely vacation!

Let's explore our list of recreational & leisure places in Newcastle:

  1. Blackbutt Reserve

    4.6 (700 Votes)
    Blackbutt Reserve

    Wildlife Sanctuary , Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching

    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 exhibits are particularly popular, which allows an up-close viewing of the animals like the koalas, kangaroos, emus and a few native birds.
  2. Nobbys Beach

    4.7 (699 Votes)
    Nobbys Beach

    Beach, Light House, Walking Area, Leisure

    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 resort, it’s a cute little spot for BBQ’s or to enjoy the sun under the rented shelters! If you wish to walk along the Macquarie’s Pier, you can see the Nobbys Lighthouse, a remarkabl...Read more
  3. Stockton Beach And Stockton Beach Holiday Park

    Park, Picnic Spot

    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 enjoy nice time with your family. Else you can even stay by in any of the rented villas located in the holiday park, adjacent to the beach. The park does allow pets. Hence, you can bring your little pu...Read more
  4. The Foreshore Park

    Park, Picnic Spot

    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 reason you would prefer to stay inside. Just pack your essential and head off to the park to enjoy a nice lunch outside. Grab one of the available picnic tables or take one of the electric BBQ and...Read more
  5. Merewether Baths

    4.6 (515 Votes)
    Merewether Baths

    Water Body, Entertainment, Leisure, Picnic Spot

    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 family outing, the ocean baths has two pools, one for the adults and one for children. The Merewether Baths are especially flocked during the summer season, making the perfect sunny day retreat&hell...Read more
  6. Hunter Wetlands Centre

    4.3 (433 Votes)
    Hunter Wetlands Centre

    Park, Walking Area

    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 Centre is regarded as one of the best preservation initiatives on a global level. Home to over 200 animals and birds, a visit to the Hunter Wetlands Centre is sure to take up a considerable chunk of yo...Read more
  7. Newcastle Beach

    4.8 (246 Votes)
    Newcastle Beach

    Beach, Boating

    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 beach ball or can walk along the shore without getting disturbed by any intruders.
  8. Dixon Park Beach

    4.3 (156 Votes)
    Dixon Park Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Picnic Spot

    It is one of the lovely beaches of Newcastle to hang out. You can walk along the shore for hours without being disturbed by any intruder. You can go for surfing or enjoy a family picnic along the beach. The most striking feature of the beach is its cleanliness. So, next time if you plan for a picnic on the beach, make sure you collect all your belongings and keep the sand clean. However, if you...Read more
  9. Myall Lakes National Park

    National Park, Water Body, Camp, Water Sport

    Located on the north coast near Newcastle, Myall Lakes National Park is one of the perfect destinations for weekend getaway. Right from kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing to swimming, the lake offers all source of entertainment to make your day memorable. In fact, you can also plan for a daytrip with a barbeque or picnic. Else just walking around will not be a wrong choice. For night stay,...Read more
  10. Werakat National Park

    4.2 (126 Votes)
    Werakat National Park

    National Park, Picnic Spot

    Exciting! That’s the word to be used to describe the national park. Located in the Lower Hunter Valley, Werakat National Park is a perfect destination to escape for a weekend day trip. Whether you are going with your family or friends, the park offers you every opportunity to enjoy wild life. Bring your camera and binocular and capture some nice shots of the colorful bird that flock here ...Read more
  11. Tuggerah Lake

    Lake, Picnic Spot

    Just an hour drive from the city takes you to this beautiful wave dominated barrier estuary, the Tuggerah Lake. Move away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and enjoy the serene beauty of the lake. Your visit doesn’t end over here. You can even go for fishing and enjoy a picnic along the lake. If these activities don’t fulfill your travel spirit, visit the nearby shopping m...Read more
  12. Broughton Island

    Island, Water Sport, Boating, Scuba

    This island is a heaven for scuba drivers. Just dive into the water and you will be amazed to see innumerable colored fishes, including grey nurse sharks. Else you can just swim around or go for fishing, boating or snorkeling, without getting disturbed. On the land, 5 camping sites are there where you can enjoy camp out with your friends. These sites do have many facilities available. Hence, yo...Read more