Top 10 Things To Do in Newcastle

Fort Scratchley

 1-3 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia +61 2 4929 3066 Website 10am – 4pm Newcastle Campervan Hire influenceslant (contributor) Fort Scratchley was the only military installation on the East Coast of Australia that actually fired guns in anger during WWII when a Japanese Submarine surfaced & shot shells at Newcastle. I guess they were after the Port […]

Newcastle’s Annual Surfest

 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Website Newcastle Campervan Hire thinselfies (contributor) I could see the contestants in the water from where we were working in Noah’s on the Beach. This photo is one of them doing a cutback so please enlarge it to have a look at his style.\ This year sees Newcastle celebrating the 20th anniversary of […]

Beautiful Beaches & Some History

 Australia, Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW, Australia +61 2 4974 2000 Website 12am – 11:59pm Newcastle Campervan Hire facekenyan (contributor) You know how I rave about Sydney’s beaches. Well I have to admit that Newcastles’ aren’t too bad either. And there’s a bit of history to be found too. At the northern end of Newcastle Beach straight out from […]

Newcastle Art Gallery

 1 Laman St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300, Australia +61 2 4974 5100 Website 10am – 5pm Newcastle Campervan Hire fraysubstr (contributor) There I was, ogling the latest exhibition at Newcastle Gallery and I thought, “I haven’t put this on VT yet!”. So I’m now correcting that error. The two storey gallery in Laman Street, Cooks Hill always seems to […]

King Edward Park

 Reserve Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia +61 2 4974 2807 Website 12am – 11:59pm Newcastle Campervan Hire youadara (contributor) Right smack in the middle of the city there is a park. Actually there are several parks. One that has views to die for and wonderful landscaping is King Edward Park. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean just south of Newcastle […]

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

 2100 Pacific Hwy, Heatherbrae NSW 2324, Australia +61 2 4987 1655 Website 9am – 4pm Newcastle Campervan Hire gabbromum (contributor) The Hunter Botanic gardens are not to be confused with the Hunter Valley gardens, they are two different gardens located in different places. We didn’t know this one existed until we saw sign on the Pacific Highway, of course, […]

Finest Australian Wines

 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2325, Australia +61 2 4990 0900 Website 10am – 4pm Newcastle Campervan Hire confitfatso (contributor) The Hunter Valley has some of the finest Australian Wines. You can do a day trip or you can stay a few days to take in all the sights. A few helpful links for the Hunter Valley are: http://www.winecountry.com.au/ […]

Bush Stone-Curlew

 Carnley Ave, Kotara NSW 2289, Australia +61 2 4904 3344 Website 7am – 7pm Newcastle Campervan Hire linkageionic (contributor) Some Facts on the Bush Stone Curlew. Also called the bush thick knee or Willaroo. Scientific name is Burhinus grallarius. The bird is now one of Australia’s Endangered Birds. Its height is around 60cm. Bigger than a lapwing, smaller than […]

Blackbutt Nature Reserve

 Carnley Ave, Kotara NSW 2289, Australia +61 2 4904 3344 Website 7am – 7pm Newcastle Campervan Hire redstonerepeat (contributor) The colour of it all Whilst walking though the various aviaries of Blackbutt Reserve you will see a nice selection of parrots. This is a rosella, a fairly common variety and one of the more colourful though there are several […]

Tanilba Bay

 Tanilba Bay, New South Wales, Australia Website Newcastle Campervan Hire sortbaton (contributor) Tanilba Bay means ‘place of wild flowers’ [thought to be Flannel flowers] It is located in a quiet spot, surrounded on three sides by the waters of Port Stephens and Tilligerry Creek. It was quite a surprise to us, when we were greeted by large gates […]

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