We have dog beaches, parks and a very friendly dog owners community. So if you want a dog or have a dog you know you will be in excellent company here.
Only a short walk along one of our main beaches you will find 534 hectares of pristine bush, interspersed with walking and mountain bike trails. If you like exploring nature, this is the place for you!
In Newcastle we have the amazing walks all the way along our beaches and all the way along both break walls to make you feel like you are really in the ocean. The views are sweeping, the air is fresh and the best part is there are no crowds.
Did you know that Newcastle is one of Australia’s leading Cities in sustainability?
This inaugural The Big Picture Fest was helped by our Special Business Rate.
Special Business Rates are reserved exclusively for the promotion, beautification and development of these business precincts,
Whether you’re commuting for work, heading to the shops, or just getting out for fun, we’re delivering new cycleways and upgrading existing ones so you can get there safely by bike.
Blackbutt Reserve holds a special place in the hearts of locals and more than 50 years after opening, remains one of our City's most popular tourist attractions.
The Bathers Way is a continuous path which links our iconic beaches of Merewether, Dixon Park, Bar Beach, Newcastle and Nobbys and is a flagship project of our Coastal Revitalisation program.
Our city’s East End is being refreshed so it can be enjoyed by everyone and our West End is evolving into a thriving business district.