What Do Those Flags Mean?

What Do Those Flags Mean?

All Newcastle City beaches are patrolled every day in summer and Nobbys Beach, Bar Beach and Merewether Beach are patrolled all year round. For your own safety, please swim only at patrolled beaches.  Look for the red and yellow flags and swim between these flags. ...
Our Favorite Coffee Shop

Our Favorite Coffee Shop

Hands down it’s Welsh Blacks on Bull street. Or you can take your pick from Blue Door at Merewether beach, Dixon Park weekend coffee cart, the kiosk at Newcastle beach. These places are ultra casual, child and pet friendly. You might just see some dolphins too. Your...
Cafe With a View

Cafe With a View

Luckily you have plenty of options for a beach side coffee shop.  I like an early morning walk before it gets too hot and a quick swim with the children and then coffee please. Most of the local beaches have a coffee shop options.  From your usual lattes to toasted...
Local Farmers and Artisan Markets

Local Farmers and Artisan Markets

Local Markets. The choices for market in Newcastle is great.  We have local farmers market and artisan and vintage markets.  Special event markets and school fetes. On a regular basis is the Newcastle Farmers Market held at The Newcastle Show Ground in Broadmeadow. ...
Our Favorite Restaurants

Our Favorite Restaurants

If you are tired of prepping your own meals, check out one of the many restaurants, cafes, pubs or bars. Plenty to choose from and plenty nearby. The obvious choice is Darby St, as it is just a stones throw from Cooks Hill Parkside, from plant based vegetarian, café...
Great Places to Shop

Great Places to Shop

The shopping in Newcastle is unreal, it depends on what you are looking for or what you want to do at the same time. We have the traditional indoor shopping malls of Westfield Kotara, with David Jones, Target, Kmart, big grocery stores, high end shopping, speciality...