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Sydney Surrounds: Live like a local in Newcastle

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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.

‚ÄčTop 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

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Photo Credit: Destination NSW, Newcastel Council & The Legendary Pacific Coast 

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