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Sydney Surrounds: Cultural experience

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Sydney Surrounds: Cultural experience

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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.


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Photo credit: Destination NSW​ & RA Stanley Landscape Photography


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