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Newcastle Town Walk

Pick up a leaflet or a map at the tourism office that will guide you around the streetscapes of the beautiful Victorian buildings. You can also take Newcastle’s Famous Tram, a replica of the original Newcastle working tram in service in the 1920’s. Pick up points are outside Newcastle Railway Station on Watt Street and the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wharf Road on weekdays only.
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Newcastle Regional Museum

This museum gives a good overview of Newcastle’s history as the hub for the region’s mining and steel industry. There is also the Supernova hands-on science centre, which is real fun.
Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley is an old Victorian house, but also a military and maritime museum open on weekends and public holidays. Here you can also take a tour of the tunnel system.
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Stockton Beach

Located north of the city, you will find out that this long, wide beach with massive dunes is somewhat of a playground. Try thrilling quad-bike tours, slide down the dunes on sand boards or explore the beach on horseback.
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Convict Lumber Yard

Convict Lumber Yard was once a convict industrial workplace. This museum now houses sculptures and signs that show what life as a convict in Newcastle was like over a hundred years ago.
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Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve is located nearby Newcastle. This nature reserve offers amazing walks with a rich opportunity to get close to the typical Australian animals.
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Hunter Valley

Located west of Newcastle, this region is home to many of Australia’s top wineries, most of which are centred around Polkobin, although Cessnock is the area’s main town. The main attraction here is visiting the wineries and tasting their drinkables of course. There is no public transport between the wineries in Hunter Valley, so your best bet would be to drive, take a tour or bike.
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Parasail Port Stephens

Parasail Port Stephens cateres for consumers from the timid to the adrenalin charged junkie. Parasailing tandem will take high flyers soaring up to 100 metres above the water. The ballooning parachute is winched into the air from a speed boat and enables parasailers to see Port Stephens from a rare and fascinating angle.
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