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Newcastle is the capital of the Hunter Valley. Recently placed in Lonely Planet's top 10 places to visit in 2011, it is easily reachable from Sydney by plane, train, bus or a car. Newcastle beach is one of Australia's premier surfing beaches so there is plenty of opportunity to go surfing, or simply walk along the beach. More information about Newcastle can be found by following this link: Visit Newcastle.

Sites and Activities

Newcastle is surrounded by scenic beaches and a relaxed social atmosphere. It is easy to spend hours walking on the long esplanades surrounding the city, from the honeysuckle precinct on Newcastle Harbour towards scenic beaches, parks and lookout points. The city's lively cafe culture makes it easy to find a place to sit down and have a casual coffee or meal along the way.

We have highlighted a number of points of interest in the map embedded below, including the location of the Hotel, transport and various scenic spots and cafe and bar districts. Zoom in or out and click on the markers for more information.

View The Sebel Newcastle Beach in a larger map

Nobbys Beach Newcastle

Burwood Beach Merewether

Horseshoe Beach Newcastle

Merewether Ocean Baths

Old Newcastle Post Office Building

The Hunter Valley

The Huntery Valley is a broader region that encompasses Newcastle as its capital. The region has become a very popular wine making area, with a number of vineyards concentrated in the Pokolbin area, which have wine tasting cellars and top quality restaurants to compliment the beautiful wines made in the region. There are vineyard tours available, however it is often more relaxing to hire a car and drive to the individual vineyards you wish to visit.