Spring Activities in Newcastle
Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches, a breath taking coastline and a beautiful working harbour. There's so much to do in this beautiful city, especially as the weather warms us!
Take a dip in our ocean baths - Merewether Ocean Bath is the largest in town and caters to a variety of swimmers. With a family friendly shallow pool and a main 100m wide swimming pool it's the perfect way to cool off regardless of your swimming level. The bogey hole is one of Newcastle's most iconic landmarks. Hand cut into the rockface by convicts in 1819, the bogey hole is truly a magnificent sight and free for everyone to enjoy.
We recommend spending a sunny day taking a walk in the beautiful areas surrounding Charlestown. This walk from Belmont to Valentine is a great way to warm up and enjoy the scenery of Lake Macquarie, or head into the city of Newcastle for a walk on the ANZAC memorial bridge at The Hill.
Enjoy some Art & Culture in Lake Macquarie
For the art lovers we recommend a trip to MAC, the Museum of Art and Culture at Lake Macquarie. Afterwards you can head over the bridge to Speers Point to see a show at the Multi Arts Pavillion.
Learn about History & Nature in Newcastle
For a different view of Newcastle you can head to Queens Wharf and take a ride across the harbour on the Stockton Ferry. It's only a 5 minute ride to reach the quaint beachside town of Stockton. There you entertain the kids at the awesome park or take a walk along the breakwall. There's history to learn as you encounter wrecks of ships along the boardwalk, each of them signposted with their story. And don't forget to look out for whales as they pass by for their annual migration. You might just see dolphins and seals too!
The Hunter Wetlands Centre is another great place to visit in winter. It's the best time of year to enjoy a long walk around on it's raised boardwalks, or even take a ride on a canoe. There is an art gallery, café and gift shop to enjoy while you're there as well as a playground and activities for kids.
*Image courtesy of Destination NSW