Explore the diverse and creative culture

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As a multicultural heart of Newcastle, Beaumont Street and the surrounding precinct takes you on a journey of flavours. This is one of Newcastle’s renowned dining and coffee connoisseur destinations. At the northern end of Beaumont Street sits the Islington antique district on Maitland Road, with vintage treasures to be found. Beaumont Street was home to Newcastle’s early Italian and Greek immigrants, their heritage still shining through the strong Mediterranean dining focus. There is an eclectic mix of health, wellness, gifts, books and collectible stores complimented by the expected grocery, chemists, banks and everyday essentials.

A highly recommended activity if you are new to the area is the Hamilton Walking Tour. Discover how a 19th century settlement of immigrant coal miners transformed into the vibrant multicultural suburb of Hamilton. Use the Walking Tour PDF Brochure to guide you to each of the historic sites.

History and Culture

Nationally recognised for one of the finest public art collections in Australia.

Enjoy Newcastle Memorial Walk with its striking 360 degree view of the city and coast.

An amazing collection of antiques, collectables, designer furniture and mirrors.

Explore Newcastle’s rich history of steel making, science activity centre and more.

Start anytime at Hamilton Post Office and visit 22 historic sites. Blog & Guide Book.

Explore the rich maritime history of Newcastle and Port Hunter shipping.

Beaches and outdoor activities

Horseshoe Beach allows dogs to enjoy a run and a splash from a safe harbour beach.

Learn to surf with experienced and professional coaching staff.

Spectacular ocean view, spreading across a pizza bar, café, restaurant and upstairs bar.

Slide down Flying Foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and more.

Nature trails, wildlife exhibits, childrens playgrounds and recreational facilities.

Walking trails, guided tours, canoeing, dipnetting, feeding talks & birdwatching.

Nightlife Entertainment

The 106 year old art theatre houses some of the best Australian & international artists.

Argyle House was built in the 1860s, currently a popular night place. 

FogHorn Brewhouse features an 1800 litre capacity brewery with four serving tanks.

You will always find something fun to do!

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