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Hexham

On the Hunter River, 13km north-west of Newcastle's CBD, Hexham holds a unique place in Australian railway history.

In 1853 the Hunter River Railway Company was formed to build a rail link between Newcastle, Maitland and beyond. The first stage was to be a single line between Newcastle and Hexham, but the company got into financial strife before the job was finished and the government had to take over its assets in 1855. The job was finally completed in 1857.

Hexham is a tiny place with, we're reliably informed, one of the best pie shops in Australia. These days Hexham is eminently recognisable as a name on the freeway signs on the northern approaches to Newcastle.

Its nexus with Newcastle and the Hunter River mirrors the link between the northern England industrial city of Newcastle-on-Tyne and its historic neighbour, Hexham.

The NSW Hexham is on the Hunter River south bank and is only a short drive from The Wetlands Centre, a sanctuary for more than 200 species of birds and animals in the neighbouring Newcastle suburb of Shortland.

Hexham: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Beresfield Golf and FootGolf Course


Beresfield Golf course offers a casual and social way to play golf and the new sport of FootGolf (soccer on the golf course).

FootGolf (9 holes) is a fun, faster way to enjoy a golf course and is a great way to spend some active time with family and friends.

The 11 hole golf course offers something for everyone, whether you are starting to play golf, getting back into golf or wanting to have a laugh with family and friends.

Clubs, carts and buggies available for hire, just rock up and play. Kiosk and barbecue facilities onsite.




260 Anderson Drive
Beresfield, NSW, 2322

Located 5.0K from Hexham

Hunter Wetlands Centre


The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a conservation sanctuary, with over 200 wildlife species identified on site. Located on 45 hectares of internationally significant wetlands under the Ramsar agreement, it is the perfect nature-based tourism destination to explore, discover and relax and is only 10 minutes from Newcastle central business district, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

The Hunter Wetlands Centre offers a range of activities for people of all ages ranging from wildlife, walking trails and guided tours, canoeing, segway tours, dip netting, feeding talks, bird watching, events, children's discovery playground and much more.

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a self-funded community owned, not for profit organisation. It is and accredited Visitor Information Centre.




Off the round-about,
412 Sandgate Road
Shortland, NSW, 2307

Located 5.6K from Hexham

Mortels Sheepskin Factory


Since 1958, the Mortel family have been making sheepskin products. You can now visit Mortels purpose built facility for a fully guided factory tour. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a fully operational manufacturing plant. Watch and learn how their famous UGG boots are made. The tour finishes in store where the very product you have watched being made can be purchased.

In addition to the tour you can enjoy coffee, sweets or lunch by their award winning chef at the Caf? and Gift Gallery and complete your visit by stepping into The Sheep's Back Museum to enjoy the history of the UGG boot and culturally significant stories through the history of sheepskin manufacturing and wool raising throughout Australia.

Mortels Sheepskin Factory are proud to be the home of The Big UGG Boots - Australia's iconic UGGs are now a significant landmark that offers a prime photo opportunity!





1 Weakleys Drive
Thornton, NSW, 2322

Located 6.2K from Hexham

Xtreme Go Karts


Xtreme Go Karts at Thornton near Maitland is unique and as soon as you walk in the difference is apparent, with up to 220 metres of race track, a Corporate Box overlooking the track and a live scoring system. Xtreme Indoor Go Kart racing uses the best barriers/railing system for your safety as well as professionally trained track flag marshals. For those who love the challenge of breaking a new record they also offer a racing league.

Birthday Packages, Work Social Events and Weekly School Sports Programs are also available.




11 Hartley Drive
Thornton, NSW, 2322

Located 6.5K from Hexham

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens


The Hunter's only Botanic Gardens feature more than 30 hectares of tranquil landscaped gardens displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora.

There are more than 3,000 living specimens in a natural bush setting with eight kilometres of easy tracks and trails. Theme gardens include natives (grevillea, acacia, hakeas, ferns) and exotics (orchids, bromeliads and an amazing succulent and cacti garden).

The result of community initiative and run by volunteers, the gardens also protects 100 hectares of land in the Tomago sand beds catchment area, including two wetland habitats.

Plants are cultivated for sale. There is a visitor centre with a cafe and gift shop. There are also a library, herbarium, wildflower walks/trails and an abundance of wildlife.




2100 Pacific Highway
Heatherbrae, NSW, 2324

Located 6.8K from Hexham

TreeTop Adventure Park Newcastle


TreeTop Adventure Park consists of 96 challenges in the tree tops, where participants slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities up to 20 metres above the forest floor!

Within the beautiful site of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park enjoy a unique experience high in the trees.

With a large variety of challenges, TreeTop Adventure Park offers a fantastic experience in the tree tops. Most of the challenges are unique, so you can enjoy a great variety of activities. There are 20 flying foxes of different length and height to satisfy everyone.

This sensational experience is carried out at your own pace and rhythm, with each course designed with graded levels of difficulty.

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park offers plenty of barbecue, covered picnic areas, children playground including a maze and toilets.

Come monkey around with them!





Blue Gum Hills Regional Park,
Minmi Road
Minmi, NSW, 2287

Located 8.5K from Hexham

Go Karts Go


Go Karts Go is an amusement park with go karts, a shop and video games. All members of the family, from three to 90 years, can have a fun time. The tracks are fully controlled and supervised with safety the key factor.

Go Karts Go has the biggest four-stroke outdoor go kart track and the fastest four-stroke karts in the whole of Newcastle.

Join Go Karts Go for a fun and exiting drive in their Go Karts and experience the thrill of race driving.




Corner Griffith and Turton Roads
Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292

Located 10.1K from Hexham

Hexham: Events

Newcastle Jazz Festival


Enjoy a wonderful weekend of great jazz and take an opportunity to catch up with the Australia wide jazz family at their new venue - West's New Lambton.

The Newcastle Jazz Festival is held on the last full weekend in August. It is regarded as one of the best jazz festivals in Australia - with top local and interstate bands performing 50 superb hours of jazz. Exciting mainstream, traditional, swing, and big bands. In fact, something for everyone!

It will be a huge party and a fabulous weekend of great jazz!


Event Dates
2016
      26th Aug
      27th Aug
      28th Aug


Darling Street
New Lambton, NSW, 2305

Located 10.4K from Hexham

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