The great outdoors of

Cooks Hill NSW

Newcastle is famous for its glorious beaches and coastal headlands – no matter the season. Find whale-watching in winter, picnics in King Edward Park in spring, and surfing and fishing on sunny days all year round. Fun fact: did you know our sand is shipped to Hawaii to improve the look of their tourist beaches?

During your stay in Cooks Hill Newcastle, you can walk through nearby Glenrock Reserve, past waterfalls and bushland to the lagoon and beach. Hike the hill from Merewether Beach all the way up the Anzac Walk to Fort Scratchley lookout. Or enjoy a comfortable stroll along the Newcastle Foreshore – stop for a drink at Honeysuckle and watch the ships cruise in.

  • Ocean baths – Merewether and Newcastle
  • Lush leafy parks – Centennial Park, King Edward Park
  • Outdoor sports facilities – Empire Park
  • Bike paths galore for exploring the area
  • A little further – Shortland Wetlands, Blackbutt Reserve

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