Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Cultural experience Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Cultural experience story by: Sydney Surrounds North Cultural experience Day 1 Morning: Central Coast Explore the local area of the Central Coast through the lens of Australia’s leading landscape photographer – Ken Duncan, as you visit his renowned gallery. Lunch: New Castle Enjoy lunch and superb coffee on Newcastle's hipster street, Darby Street, with a range of quirky sidewalk cafes to choose from.. Afternoon Learn about Newcastle's past and present and how it came to be the city it is today at the Newcastle Museum. Evening Enjoy entertainment at Lizotte’s Newcastle accompanied with a delicious meal and wine. Lizotte’s presents a year round calendar of live music and comedy shows from local and internationally acclaimed artists. Overnight The beachside city of Newcastle has a range of accommodation for you to choose from. Day 2 Morning: Maitland Discover historic Maitland Gaol. With a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years this former maximum security prison is now open for you to explore. Lunch: Morpeth Make your way to historic Morpeth to enjoy a hearty meal at one of the many cafes or local pub. Afternoon Morpeth is a town to explore through narrow laneways, beside sandstone gutters and into heritage buildings. It has fascinating history and a beautiful position on the river. Explore the many boutique shops then to take in the history and uniqueness of one of the Hunter Valley's most treasured locations. Highlights Newcastle Museum Situated in the newly redeveloped Honeysuckle precinct, Newcastle Museum houses three permanent exhibitions and hosts travelling exhibitions year round. The Museum is a great way to learn about Newcastle's history and how it became the city it is today. Morpeth Morpeth has a rich heritage and was instrumental in the development of the Hunter Valley. Morpeth is National Trust - classified and is a living museum with beautifully preserved buildings. Explore the range of heritage sites and buildings or wander the Morpeth Heritage Walk at your leisure. Discover more of Australia Drive from Sydney via road and fly to Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast from Newcastle Airport. > Click here for more Sydney & Surrounds HOT deals > More information about Sydney Surrounds here Photo credit: Destination NSW & RA Stanley Landscape Photography Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist What's the big deal about Vivid Sydney? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Why Sydney’s a fine city for dining Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.