Travelers looking for an interesting blend of urban lifestyle, recreational water sports, beach days and parks and nature should fly to Newcastle, Australia. The city is one of the most populous in the state of New South Wales and offers an array of activities for visitors planning a stay in the area.
The best way to see Newcastle is by taking one of its famous walking tours. Each tour focuses on a different topic to explore, such as art, war and industry. Walkers will be introduced to local galleries, public art, a history lesson in Newcastle's past and landmarks such as Fort Scratchley and Parnell Place. Those looking for something more stationary can relax on Newcastle Beach. The beach offers full facilities and easy access. The Hamilton Business district boasts numerous restaurants serving local cuisine and plenty of retail shops, fashion outlets and delicatessens.
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Travelers will fly to Newcastle via Newcastle Airport (NTL). Once there, you'll have a wide range of options to get around the city. Beaches are easily accessible by rail and shuttle buses. The city is also serviced by a local bus network, and drivers who choose to rent a car can get almost anywhere on the Pacific Highway and Hunter Street. Expect a humid climate with temperatures that are known to climb above 100 in the summer and that rarely drop below 50 during the winter.
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