When you think about Newcastle as forget what you think you know, this city is evolving quickly and it has literally transformed itself into an important tourist destination. Elizabeth Motor Inn is a convenient 10-minute drive from the centre of the city and the glorious beaches that lace its fringes.
Regardless of the season, there is something for everyone all year through. Autumn gives us the beauty of the balmy seaside with nice cool breezes at night. Regardless of your age or interest, there is something for everyone.
With the ethnicity of Beaumont Street bringing to life the many cultures of the world to the diverse offering of restaurants and cafes and the hip vibe of Darby Street shopping, eating and coffee the choices rival the best in the world, Newcastle is a traveller’s destination that won’t disappoint.
Nighttime caters for all tastes. There is fine dining to casual all-day eating. It is difficult to choose where to have breakfast there are so many options from the harbour to the city, such as Frankie’s Place on Darby Street serving an all-day breakfast or Wickham Motorcycle Cafe for a big breakfast with vintage bikes for company, which is also dog-friendly. Lunch is taken care of watching one of the world’s busiest working harbours at Honeysuckle with many choices of eateries to tempt you while enjoying the harbour views. If a burger is your food of choice washed down with a craft beer – Craft and Co Burgers will be your destination. You will not be disappointed with whatever you choose.
The daylight hours offer the delight of the city beaches for either swimming or surfing, walking many of the scenic walkways around the beautiful coastline or a visit to historic Fort Scratchley. For the real history buffs, the Newcastle East Heritage Walk is a must which takes in sites such as Customs House, the Newcastle Ocean Baths and the Cathedral.
For the children and only 4 km from Adamstown Motor Inn is the Blackbutt Reserve which is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm where the children can enjoy a wide variety of birds including Emus and Ducks, Possums, Wallabies, Kangaroos or Koalas. Just do your own thing or organise a guided tour.
Newcastle has a very active art scene and the Cooks Hill Gallery is a must-see and showcases local and international artists and at the Newcastle Art Gallery, there is a comprehensive collection of Australian Art. There really is something for everyone.