Day 1 kicks off with a drive up north to Newcastle, if you wanted a quick trip up to Stockton beach, you could head 30 mins along the water. Or for a bit of a longer journey, you could keep heading north up to Nelson Bay along the Pacific Highway. This city offers an abundance of attractions, making it an ideal destination for those looking for a fun and exciting vacation. With its warm, sandy beaches, vibrant streets, luxurious cafés and markets, as well as its historical landmarks and sights, this former industrial town has something to offer every traveller. Whether you’re into outdoor activities or simply want to take in the sun and unwind on the beach, don’t miss out on all that Newcastle has to offer!
Sightseeing #1: Fort Scratchley
Fort Scratchley is a valuable and integral part of Newcastle’s history. Located on the headland, the lookout site has been used since pre-colonial times by local Aboriginal tribes, taking advantage of its elevated viewpoint as well as seams of coal found near its base. With an art deco style design, recently renovated structures, and spectacular harbour views, Fort Scratchley occupies an essential place in Newcastle’s rich and fascinating past that is well worth exploring.
Sightseeing #2: Bogey Hole
A visit to Bogey Hole, the oldest European-built ocean pool along the NSW coast, provides travellers with a unique experience. This iconic landmark is not only a beautiful sight but also holds immense importance in local history. Its one-of-a-kind charm means that it’s an absolute must when exploring Newcastle – you won’t find another adventure quite like this. The memories made at Bogey Hole will undoubtedly stay with you for years to come.