Places of Interest

Newcastle Memorial Walk

The walk was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and the commencement of steel making in Newcastle; it acts as a magnificent memorial to the men and women of the Hunter who served their community and their country. The structure cost $4.5m to build and is a 450 meter long cliff top walkway that links Newcastle's Strzelecki Lookout to Bar Beach.

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Australian War Memorial

Canberra Glassworks

Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve is an undulating natural environment consisting of peaceful picnic settings with electric and wood fire barbecues, open spaces, nature trails, and a diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. It also features wildlife exhibits which are modern, spacious and allow close viewing of the animals, including koalas, wombats, native birds, emus and kangaroos.

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Nobbys Beach

The first beach on the Bather's Way, take a walk along the Harbour Break-wall and Nobby's Lighthouse. Plus the walk between Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Ocean baths features the Historic Soldier's Baths Rock Pool. The beach is accessible from Newcastle train station and bus terminal and has change room facilities, picnic shelters, a kiosk available and free barbecues on foreshore area adjoining the beach reserve.

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National Arboretum

Old Bus Depot Markets

Honeysuckle and Newcastle Harbour

The 50-hectare site hugs five kilometres of harbour front with a promenade stretching along the waterfront, where people can walk, run, ride or skate its entire length. The promenade runs from the stunning mangrove boardwalks near the Carrington Precinct past the Crowne Plaza and Breakwater Apartments, linking up with the remaining foreshore to the historic breakwall guarded by Nobbys Lighthouse; in all over seven kilometres long.

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Darby Street Precinct

Darby Street is a unique shopping precinct that offers a true village atmosphere with over 100 boutique owner-operated businesses. The street boasts three Australian Fashion Designers who have their flagship stores on the strip. While the restaurants, cafes and bars provide a wonderful haven for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And you will find the shopping experience intimate and comfortable.

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Lake Burley Griffin

Beaumont Street Precinct

Intermingled with its countless restaurants and take-aways, are a varied mix of retail, fashion and commercial outlets along with services such as pharmacies, banks, florists, hairdressers, fruit shops and delicatessens. All combined, a visit to Beaumont Street, Hamilton is a lasting memory... Come and experience it for yourself today!

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