Famed for its bustling harbor, scenic beaches, and cosmopolitan vibes, Newcastle sits pretty on the east coast of New South Wales. Walk along the Bather’s Way that not just connects golden sand beaches like Nobbys and Mereweather but leads to several historic sites as well. One of these is Fort Scratchley dating back to the 1880s that doubles up as whale watching point in the migratory season. History buffs can also check out the Bogeys Hole, a colonial-era bath built by convicts, that continues to be popular for its ocean-blue, placid pools. Culture lovers can explore the many museums, art galleries, and boutique stores that lie within walking distance of the CBD while just ten minutes beyond is Glenrock State Conservation Area with picturesque nature trails and bush walks. After dark, take in a concert or play and later feel the nightlife pulse across hip harbor front bars and cafes as well as the fine dining destinations on Beaumont Street.
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Rydges Newcastle makes for the perfect base to explore the myriad attractions of this bustling harbor city. Located in the hip Honeysuckle precinct, this contemporary hotel is an easy stroll from the beach and iconic Promenade.