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Updated by Fritzjames Stephen on May 20, 2015
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Top 05 Things to do in Newcastle – explore beautiful Newcastle

Even with so much glitz and glamour, Newcastle is a place where you can walk in leisure and this enchanting destination offers a wonderful environment in which to engage in a number of activities.


Fort Scratchley

Newcastle's most renowned vantage landmark is Fort Scratchley .It overlooks Nobbys Beach and Lighthouse. Once you get inside the fortress, you can witness unobstructed views of the ocean. Not only the ocean, but also the coastline, harbour and city come into view. Over the centuries, this site has undergone many changes. A guide will enlighten you with the fascinating history of this place.



Subo is the best place to go for bistro food. They provide high quality and yummy bistro food which you can enjoy in a relaxed setting. The menus are an embodiment of their commitment to quality and all the products are aimed at supporting the country's economy.

You can meet its chef, Beau Vincent, who initiated his cookery career at the tender age of 16. He got familiar with the basics of running a small pub kitchen, but that was not enough for him. He managed to secure a job at Tetsuya's in Sydney. With that experience Beau became the chef at Guillaume at Bennelong where he served for three years. He had the opportunity to study French cuisine there. Subsequently in 2006 he won the Lexus Australian Young Chef of the Year Award.


Christ Church Cathedral

If you are interested in architecture, you must definitely visit Christ Church Cathedral which was built in 1892. In fact the building activities started in 1892 and reached completion in 1979. This is a treasure trove for pre-Raphaelite fans with its stained-glass window by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. The most valuable item found here is the gold chalice. You can also see the Remembrance Book set with precious stones, made from jewellery donated by the natives who lost their loved ones during World War II.

Getting here is much easier if you stay at a hotel. Chifley Apartments Newcastle, one of the best Newcastle serviced apartments could be a convenient choice. If you do not know how to get there you can seek the services of the hotel's helpdesk. They will happily provide you with directions.


Hunter Wetlands Centre

Whether you believe it or not, the Hunter Wetlands Centre is home to more than 200 bird and animal species. You can discover all the species on a canoe ride. Or just dip in a net to examine the wildlife under a magnifying glass. Also do not forget to take mosquito repellent to avoid unnecessary mosquito bites!


Nobby's Head

Nobby's Head was originally an island. It is now a headland at the entrance to Newcastle's harbour. Walking along Nobby's Head is a fascinating experience, as you can see the waves crashing about in the distance which would make for quite the sight.