Things to do

​​Places to eat.
Explore Newcastle
  1. Fort Scratchley
    Tunnel into 200 years of history. Enjoy the amazing view. Fort Scratchley occupies a commanding position guarding the entrance to the Hunter River, arguably one of Newcastle's most spectacular vantage points.
  2. Rustica
    Rustica Newcastle Beach is inspired by the social style of Mediterranean dining and the spice of North African cuisine. Honest, superior quality produce with stunning views over Newcastle Beach.
  3. Newcastle Memorial Walk
    Newcastle's Memorial Walk is a spectacular coastal walk with a personal connection for thousands of locals. The Walk is located above Memorial Drive The Hill, on Strzelecki Headland (between Bar Beach and King Edward Park).
  4. Three Bears
    Good food, with a great atmosphere in Newcastle East. The Three Bears Kitchen is open 7am to 3pm daily for breakfast, lunch and in between. Fully licensed and offering some of Newcastle's best coffee too.
  5. Blackbutt Reserve
    Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, children's playgrounds or passive recreation. The Reserve's undulating natural environment is the perfect place to explore the wonders of nature with its peaceful picnic settings, wide open spaces and the diverse range of habitats and ecosystems.
  6. CoastXP
    Ocean enthusiast Dominic May and his team operate coastal sightseeing, whale watching (June to November), cruise and event tours from the Honeysuckle Foreshore. Showcasing the breathtaking coastline of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie from a brand new custom built vessel. Tours focus on marine life, local geology, Aboriginal heritage and unique landmarks.