Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Live like a local in Newcastle Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Live like a local in Newcastle story by: Sydney Surrounds North Live like a local in Newcastle 25 minutes south of Newcastle Airport 2 hours north of Sydney Bordered by sun-drenched beaches and infused with an easy, relaxed lifestyle, the city of Newcastle is experiencing a renaissance that has the streets bursting with quirky bars and cafes, galleries, theatres and a host of unique artisan shops. The city is also rapidly becoming a major event destination, hosting a number of significant festivals, including Surfest,Newcastle Writers Festival, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship that is coming to the streets of Newcastle in November 2017 as well as many sporting, music, cultural and food festivals. From relaxing beside the sparkling harbour to catching a show at the majestic Civic Theatre, Newcastle has something for every taste. Top 5 things to do 1) Early morning swim in the famous open air ocean baths 2) Take in the spectacular coastline and city views on the newly built Memorial Walk 3) Enjoy the thriving dining and cultural scene along Darby Street 4) Browse through local artisan made goods at one of the many shops along Hunter Street Mall 5) Enjoy a craft beer or local wine overlooking one of the world's busiest working harbours at Honeysuckle > Click here for more Sydney & Surrounds deals > More information about Sydney Surrounds here Photo Credit: Destination NSW, Newcastel Council & The Legendary Pacific Coast 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 Wakatipu: Queenstown 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 Why Sydney’s a fine city for dining Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The HOT guide to Australia with Princess Cruises Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.