Newcastle & Hunter
Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region were traditionally occupied by the Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal People, who called the area Malubimba. The Newcastle and Hunter Valley Region was originally called Malubimba by the lands traditional owners, the Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal people.
Newcastle city is located 2.5 hours drive north of Sydney, on the east coast of Australia in New South Wales. The beaches of Newcastle are popular for surfing, including Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The city has a network of walking trails to explore, and trendy cafes, restaurants and bars to rival other Australian capital cities.
Nelson Bay and Port Stephens are also included in this region. With many family friendly holiday parks, walking trails and beaches to explore. Nearby Stockton Beach is famous for its huge sand dunes, popular for sand-boarding and four-wheel-driving on the beach.
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s largest wine regions, with plenty of top-quality vineyards to explore. Indulge in cheese and chocolate at cheese and chocolate factories, and explore the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. The Gardens are regularly host to many family friendly events throughout the year.
Browse through some of the top free and paid Bucket List experiences in the Newcastle and Hunter region below, and be sure to add your favourite attractions and activities to your Aussie Bucket List for future reference.