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Newcastle Regional Museum Newcastle Regional Museum was founded with the mission to educate and entertain families, children and tourists to the city. The top floor of the Museum is home to an exhibit called Supernova, which is a hands-on science centre with over 80 different displays and activities for children. All of the exhibits at the museum fall into three main categories and features a wide range of permanent exhibitions and host to many traveling special exhibits.

Newcastle Region Art Gallery Enjoy a diverse range of public programs, changing exhibitions and amazing art pieces from around the world. The Newcastle Region Art Gallery is home to over 3000 works of art which present a view of Australian art dating back to colonial times through the present. View paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures and more.

Newcastle Civic Theatre The Newcastle Civic Theatre is known as one of Australia's great historic theatres. The theatre plays host to a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts and dances each year. Visitors to the area will be in for a pleasant surprise anytime of the year with one of the many entertaining and extraordinary events that are held here.

Emerald Arts Newcastle Emerald Arts is a Studio in the heart of Newcastle that displays works by local artists and crafters as well as running a series of art classes for kids.
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Stockton Beach- Families can enjoy a terrific and peaceful day at the beach at Stockton Beach. Located on the southern end of Newcastle Bight the beach features large expanse of soft sand and rolling sand dunes. Enjoy picnicking or BBQs in park adjacent to beach. Beach time activities here include family swimming and surfing.

Newcastle Ocean Baths - Everyone will find something fun and inviting at Newcastle Ocean Baths. There is a designated area that is available for lap swimming, an area to walk and exercise while submersed and beach area that is perfect for sunning or just relaxing. Children can splash and play in the Canoe Pool or build sandcastles in the soft sand.

Newcastle Beach - Newcastle Beach is home to the annual Energy Australia Surfest Competition and is a popular spot for local surfers to catch the perfect wave. Easily accessible and always busy the beach is a great place to spend the day. Enjoy swimming, surfing, sand play and more.

Newcastle Activities

Australian National Maritime Museum Children will enjoy something unique and intriguing at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Two Navy vessels are perfect for exploring and children can make their own crafts, create treasure maps and go on exciting hunts on the Kids' Deck. Of particular note is the interactive Titanic video.

Aussie Duck The Aussie Duck offers a ninety-minute, fully integrated city and harbor tour aboard its custom-built, amphibious vessel which embarks at Rocks. Children can rush down the water ramp and play in water pools. Reservations must be made in advance.

Taronga Zoo Children will be fascinated by the wide range of extraordinary animals that call the Taronga Zoo home. Get your photo taken with a koala or visit with the Asian Elephants. There are plenty of exciting exhibits to visit and view.

Newcastle Restaurants and Bars

Newcastle Restaurants

Breeze Restaurant - The menu featured at Breeze Restaurant has been designed around the Hunter Region's celebrated produce. The restaurant offers diners innovative and tempting culinary creations. The beautiful harbor views add to the wonderful atmosphere that the owners have elegantly created.

Amo Roma - Experience a stylish and chic evening at Amo Roma. The modern Italian restaurant is located in the heart of the Rocks and offers guests traditional Italian food at reasonable prices. Perfect for families and couples this restaurant is one that will not be soon forgotten.

Bar Cupola - Located in the lobby of the new Angel Place Office Tower diners can enjoy a serene and tranquil meal. The room is adorned with enormous oil paintings and gives the dining area the feel of an art gallery. The menu offers a wide selection of contemporary menu items that are perfect for breakfast or lunch.

Newcastle children's activities

Australian National Maritime Museum Children will enjoy something unique and intriguing at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Two Navy vessels are perfect for exploring and children can make their own crafts, create treasure maps and go on exciting hunts on the Kids' Deck. Of particular note is the interactive Titanic video.

Aussie Duck The Aussie Duck offers a ninety-minute, fully integrated city and harbor tour aboard its custom-built, amphibious vessel which embarks at Rocks. Children can rush down the water ramp and play in water pools. Reservations must be made in advance.

Taronga Zoo Children will be fascinated by the wide range of extraordinary animals that call the Taronga Zoo home. Get your photo taken with a koala or visit with the Asian Elephants. There are plenty of exciting exhibits to visit and view.

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