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Booragul , Lake Macquarie

Things To Do
Newcastle's True Crime Tour

Newcastle’s True Crime Tour

Cultural and Theme Tours Evening Walking and Biking Tours

Distance from: 17.6 kms | Price from: $34.00

TAKE A WALK ON THE CRIMINAL SIDE.Retrace the steps of the city's most ruthless men.Be seduced by the murky world...

Riverside Park, Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Rainforest Walk to Riverside Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

Variety is the spice of this excellent walk from the western side of Ash Island, through its interior, finishing at...

Coastal walk. Photo: NSW Government

Wallarah National Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Wallarah National Park, perfect for fishing, cycling, hiking, surfing and picnicking, is less than an hour’s drive from Newcastle and...

Treefall, Watagans National Park

Circuit Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Starting at the Boarding House Dam picnic area, Circuit walking track offers you an easy hike along the creek as...

Convict Lumberyard Newcastle

Convict Lumberyard

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Distance from: 17.4 kms | Price from: Free

Hidden behind a framework of rusting steel in the heart of Newcastle, the Convict Lumber Yard represents one of the...

Tree Top adventure park, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

TreeTop Adventure Park

Natural Attractions Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 10.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Whether you're a pre-schooler or the company CEO, from the moment you're strapped into the safety harness you'll become an...

Ninja Parc Newcastle

Ninja Parc Newcastle

Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 16.0 kms | Price from: $20.00

Come try the Ninja Parc...Have full use of the obstacles at the Ninja Parc and you can do as much...

Pappa Sven Nordic Lifestyle store Newcastle Cooks Hill

Pappa Sven

Shopping and Markets

Distance from: 15.9 kms | Price from: Free

A unique Nordic Lifestyle store located in Newcastle. They import the largest range of authentic Nordic designed products and host...

Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Free

Newcastle Art Gallery was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in March 1977 as the nation’s first purpose-built regional gallery. The...

Tree canopy, Watagans National Park

Boarding House Dam Picnic Area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

A popular picnic spot with daytrippers in summer, Boarding House Dam picnic area offers all the amenities, as well as...

Newcastle Beach

Newcastle Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.0 kms | Price from: Free

Newcastle Beach has a reputation for being one of the best surf locations in Australia and is a favoured spot...

Awaba Foreshore walk, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Awaba Bay Foreshore Walk

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 1.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

Discover why the locals love living here and take Awaba Bay Foreshore walk. Listen to the birds first thing in...

Lake Macquarie Variety Playground

Lake Macquarie Variety Playground

Parks and Gardens

Distance from: 2.1 kms | Price from: Free

Take the kids to the award winning Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park. This fully fenced two hectare...

Pro Shop and Carts

Beresfield Golf, Mini Golf and FootGolf Course

Amusement and Theme Parks Entertainment Venues Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 19.6 kms | Price from: $6.00

Beresfield Golf course offers a casual and social way to play golf, a great new mini golf course and the...

Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Hunter Wetlands National Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

It’s hard to believe Hunter Wetlands National Park, a haven for nature-lovers, is so close to the city of Newcastle....

Surfers enjoying a morning surf at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle

Nobbys Beach

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.4 kms | Price from: Free

Newcastle's highest profile beach, it is a favoured swimming spot for family groups and those learning to surf and some...

Turners walking track, Watagans National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Turners Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Watagans National Park, near Cessnock, boasts some of the most scenic rainforest in the Newcastle region, and Turners walking track...

Marmong picnic area, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Ashley Deveridge

Marmong Picnic Area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 1.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Nestled in the bush within Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, you’ll find idyllic Marmong picnic area. It’s perfect for families...

Coastal Walking Track

Coastal Walking Track, Wallarah National Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

If you only have the time or energy to walk one track in Wallarah, then take the Coastal walking track...

Back Creek picnic area

Back Creek picnic area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Back Creek picnic area is a popular place for birthday celebrations and family gatherings. There are free gas barbecues,...

Galdot

Wallis Creek Water Garden

Parks and Gardens

Distance from: 15.5 kms | Price from: Free

Wallis Creek Watergarden is a specialist nursery and open garden. They specialise primarily in Water Lilies, Lotus and Water Plants....

Leggy Point loop walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

Leggy Point Loop Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

Leggy Point loop walking track weaves through open coastal forest with some jaw-dropping coastal views in Glenrock State Conservation Area....

Girl entering the surf at with Catherine Hill Bay jetty in background

Catherine Hill Bay Beach

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Natural Attractions

Distance from: 19.6 kms | Price from: Free

Catherine Hill Bay is a State Heritage Listed historic mining village featuring a stunning patrolled beach, named twice as one...

Markets at Pacific Park, Newcastle

Pacific Park

Parks and Gardens

Distance from: 17.6 kms | Price from: Free

Located in Newcastle East, Pacific Park offers an interlude between the busy city shops and the pristine coastline. It is...

Bike riders on a Mountain bike trail, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: Shaun Sursok

Mountain Biking Trails

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

Glenrock State Conservation Area provides excellent opportunities for mountain bike riding. With 14 kilometres of purpose-built bike trails and 20...

Court 6 View

Sports Parc at Howzat

Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 16.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Parc Indoor Sports at Howzat has proudly been the home of indoor sports for Novocastrians for more than 30...

Stockton Beach

Stockton Beach

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.5 kms | Price from: Free

Stockton Beach is situated at the southern end of Newcastle Bight, where there is a sweeping expanse of sand and...

Welcome Walk, Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

The Welcome Walk

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Did you know mangroves are excellent fish nurseries? That there is a plant called sea celery? Or that saltmarsh is...

Active in Parks

Bogey Hole

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.8 kms | Price from: Free

The Bogey Hole ocean pool is an Instagrammers dream, and a 'must see' attraction on the Newcastle coastline. Impressive at...

Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Free

Located in the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshops, the Museum is right in the heart of Newcastle. Newcastle Museum brings to...

Wangi circuit walking track, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis.

Wangi Circuit Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

This serene bushwalk through towering trees gives you the feeling you’re a million miles away from the suburbs, though it’s...

Timeless Textiles Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Distance from: 17.5 kms | Price from: Free

Timeless Textiles has a growing reputation as a key national centre for fibre arts and artisans.Based in the beautiful Hunter...

Heaton views

Heaton State Forest – Watagan Mountains

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 14.3 kms | Price from: Free

Heaton State Forest, part of the Watagan Mountains, is a beautiful forest encompassing spectacular lookouts that showcase views over the...

Alexanders picnic area

Alexanders picnic area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 2.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

Locals love this spot, and who could blame them? At the southern end of Awaba Bay Foreshore walk, Alexanders picnic area...

Scotts Point Way to Riverside Park trail

Scotts Point Way to Riverside Park trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

Take a step back in history as well as a walk through nature. At the beginning of the Scotts Point...

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Glenrock State Conservation Area, only 5km from Newcastle, is the perfect place for mountain biking. Explore the park’s beaches, rainforest...

Family walking on Blacksmiths Beach

Blacksmiths Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: Free

Blacksmiths Beach is a patrolled beach at the southern end of a sandy nine mile stretch of coastline. It's popular...

Village Green picnic area

Village Green picnic area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Backyard not big enough? Why not use ours. At Village Green picnic area in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, there’s...

Burwood trail, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

Burwood Trail

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 11.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

From high on the escarpment, you can look down at historic Burwood Colliery. It was first excavated in the 19th...

Coalfields Steam

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Agri, Mining and Industry Galleries, Museums and Collections Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Distance from: 18.7 kms | Price from: $16.00

The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organisation, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving the Railway...

Newcastle Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre Newcastle

Entertainment Venues

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Not Available

The art deco Civic Theatre Newcastle is Newcastle's premier venue for live stage productions, presenting a year round calendar of...

Monkey Face lookout

Monkey Face lookout

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

Monkey Face lookout offers one of the best vantage points in the park, with sweeping views east across the Martinsville...

Bathers Way - Newcastle

The Bathers Way

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.2 kms | Price from: Free

Newcastle’s Bathers Way is one of the premier coastal walks in New South Wales, stretching six kilometres from Merewether Baths...

Yuelarbah Track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: Shaun Sursok/NSW Government

Yuelarbah Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Part of the Great North walk that stretches 250 kilometres from Newcastle to Sydney, the Yuelarbah walking track is one...

Looking along the cemetery walk. Photo: John Yurasek

Minmi Cemetery Walk

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Minmi Cemetery, only a 200 metre stroll from the park’s main carpark, is a charming and fascinating piece of local...

Dixon Park Beach, Bathers Way

Dixon Park Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 14.8 kms | Price from: Free

Dixon Park Beach is a great beach for families. Located mid-way between Bar Beach and Merewether, it is also the...

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 9.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is a great family day out. Learn about the park's mining heritage on a school...

Civic Park Newcastle city centre

Civic Park Newcastle

Landmarks and Buildings National Parks and Reserves

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Free

The iconic Civic Park is the green heart of the inner city, located proudly between Newcastle City Hall, the Newcastle...

Riverside Park, Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Riverside Park

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 18.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

What better place to set up for a day of exploring than Riverside Park? Located at the northern end of...

Cockatoo Lake

Cockatoo Lake Recreation Reserve

Parks and Gardens

Distance from: 5.6 kms | Price from: Free

Situated approximately 30 kilometres North of Naracoorte, Cockatoo Lake is a favourite spot for yabbying, water skiing, walking and fishing.Free...

View over Redhead Beach

Redhead Beach

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.8 kms | Price from: Free

Redhead Beach is at the northern end of a nine mile stretch of coastline, and is known for its stunning...

TreeTop Adventure Park Newcastle

TreeTops Newcastle

Amusement and Theme Parks National Parks and Reserves Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 10.8 kms | Price from: $38.00

TreeTop Adventure Park consists of 96 challenges in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree...

King Edward Park from the air

King Edward Park

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Natural Attractions

Distance from: 16.9 kms | Price from: Free

King Edward Park was dedicated as a recreation reserve in 1863. Within the grounds was a bowling green and the...

Holey Moley

Holey Moley Charlestown

Entertainment Venues Sports and Recreation Facilities

Distance from: 8.3 kms | Price from: $12.00

Newcastle, are you ready to putt your stuff? Holey Moley is the craziest round of mini-golf you’ve ever played!They’re a...

Heritage walking track, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Heritage Walking Track

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 10.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Heritage walking track begins at the remains of an 1870's stone bridge abutments. This short walk takes you along...

Finite Gallery

Finite Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Distance from: 14.7 kms | Price from: Free

Finite Gallery was established by Leslie Duffin in 2013. Originally situated in a former service station, Finite Gallery relocated in...

Alexanders picnic area, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

The bush backyard of Newcastle and the Central Coast is a hiker’s and boatie’s paradise - bushwalking, canoeing, kayaking, and...

Bar Beach, Newcastle

Bar Beach

Parks and Gardens

Distance from: 15.6 kms | Price from: Free

Bar Beach is a suburb located in southwest Newcastle and takes its name from a rock pool formation named The...

Newcastle Ocean Baths

Newcastle Ocean Baths

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Natural Attractions

Distance from: 17.8 kms | Price from: Free

With its distinctive and architecturally significant Art Deco pavilion, Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the city's outstanding historic landmarks...

Newcastle City Hall - at night

Newcastle City Hall

Galleries, Museums and Collections Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings

Distance from: 16.4 kms | Price from: Free

Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's most unique and prestigious venues. Its old world charm and...

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