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Newcastle is the hub of the Hunter Valley wine region located right at the mouth of the Hunter River, and surrounding the city are beautiful views and spectacular nature. Here you will find stunning beaches for all kinds of activities, a rich heritage of Victorian architecture and plenty of live music events for all tastes.


Population Approximately 308,000
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open from 9am in the morning until 5pm. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion.
Newspapers The Herald
Newcastle Star
The Post
The Age
Emergency numbers Emergency: 000
Tourist information Newcastle Visitor Information Centre
412 Sandgate Road, Newcastle
Open weekdays 9am-4pm. Weekends 9am-5pm. Closed on public holidays
+61 1800 654 558

There are 16 touchscreen visitor information kiosks placed around Newcastle