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Merewether is the most populated suburb of Newcastle and is home to beautiful Merewether Beach. The first ocean baths at Merewether were built in 1926 and the remains of the first small baths are still used today.

Enjoy the local parks with barbecue facilities and playground equipment or visit nearby Glenrock State Recreation Park for walking trails and picnic areas. Merewether is a commercial and shopping district with schools, facilities and a diversity of housing.

Merewether: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Merewether Beach

Merewether Beach, home of four times World Surfing Champion, Mark Richards and Malibu Surfboard Riding Champion, Martin McMillan. No doubt this is part of the reason that Merewether Beaches National Surfing Reserve was declared in March 2009. The reserve stretches from Dixon Park in the north to Burwood Beach in the south.

There is competitive surfboard riding conditions for experienced surfers. Plus Council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday during swimming season and volunteer members of Merewether Surf Lifesaving Club provides beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming season.

There are change room facilities and a cafe/kiosk available all year round. And the two minute stroll between Merewether Beach and Merewether Ocean Baths features the historic Ladies Rock Pool and the heritage listed Surf House.

Corner John Parade and Henderson Parade
Merewether, NSW, 2291

Located 0.8K from Merewether

Dixon Park Beach

Dixon Park Beach has Council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday during swimming season and volunteer members of Dixon Park Surf Lifesaving Club providing beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming season.

There is a sheltered picnic table area and change room facilities available. Plus free electric barbecue's and picnic tables facilities available in adjacent park area.

Ocean Street
Merewether, NSW, 2291

Located 0.8K from Merewether

Cooks Hill Gallery

An exquisite array of unique and collectable paintings, sculptures and ceramic pieces together with works of colonial impressionism and the modern period can be found adorning the walls and exhibit spaces in this beautifully restored cottage-style gallery.

Cooks Hill Gallery holds monthly exhibits of quality art works by professional artists from the Hunter region and beyond.

67 Bull Street
Cooks Hill, NSW, 2300

Located 2.0K from Merewether

Miss Porters House

Miss Hazel Porter lived all her life at 434 King Street, Newcastle until her death in 1997 aged 83. Not wishing her home to be redeveloped, she bequeathed the property, its contents and endowment to the National Trust. The freestanding Edwardian terrace built by her father, Herbert Porter in 1909 has been little changed over the years. Entrusted to the care of the National Trust, it survives as a poignant insight into the homes of an era, and the quiet and careful lives of the Porter family.

The Porter sisters steadfastly retained their personal possessions and the Trust has been intrigued by the collection of clothing, fabrics, craft materials, linen and general household items that remain in the cupboards and sideboards. Miss Porter's House is a living home, offering you today, a rare and privileged visit into other lives and other times.

434 King Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 2.0K from Merewether

Merewether: Events


Surfest is the largest surfing festival in Australia.

The best professional male and female surfers in the world travel to Newcastle, NSW to compete for the much cherished Mark Richards 'MR' trophy on Merewether Beach, Newcastle.

Surfest is also very proud to support the growth of Pro Junior surfing in Australia.

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Corner John Parade and Watkins Street,
Merewether Surf Club
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 0.8K from Merewether

Mermaid Swimming Lessons

Introducing Mahina MerFins, Swimwear and Kite and SUP Merpod Mermaid Swimming Lessons.

Join a Merpod! Kite and SUP Merpod training is at the iconic Merewether Ocean Baths twice weekly 4pm till 5pm Monday or Saturday. Pre-booking is essential.

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5 Henderson Parade
Merewether, NSW, 2291

Located 0.9K from Merewether

The Big Beach Challenge

The event organisers are proud to announce that a revamped Big Beach Challenge will now take place in the heart of Newcastle, along Merewether, Dixon Park and Bar Beaches.

The three kilometre loop course will offer runners or walkers the opportunity to choose to complete a Hardcore Sand 10 lap (30 kilometres), Crazy Sand five lap (15 kilometres), Desert Sand two lap (six kilometres) or Hot Sand one lap (three kilometres).

Staged from the beach near the Merewether Baths, the event will give spectators ample opportunity to get close to the action, have a coffee or just chill on the beach while their loved ones compete.

Merewether Beach,
Henderson Parade
Merewether, NSW, 2291

Located 1.0K from Merewether

Australian Bowl-Riding Championships

The annual Australian Bowl Riding Championships (ABC) is the first true Nationals skateboard competition for any discipline within skateboarding in Australia. This all-inclusive Australian event welcomes skateboarders from every skill level and age, to sign up and compete for huge cash and prizes.

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      25th Feb
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Empire Park,
Bar Beach
Merewether Heights, NSW, 2291

Located 1.6K from Merewether

Embrace Life Festival - Newcastle

Embrace Life community is all about consciousness, creativity and collaboration.

Their vision is to contribute to a better planet, where people live according to their purpose, being their authentic self, taking responsibility for their mindfulness, physical well-being and how they turn up, creating and living a life full of true prosperity.

The community believes in providing a platform that allows for all creative expression, connections are created, information shared and all can engage in co-creating the life we live. When a festival comes to your area you get the opportunity to connect, share and totally immerse yourself in whatever is calling you to experience.

Throughout the day there are interactive and experiential workshops, music and stage performances, artwork, meditations, sound healings, body movement classes, access to a selection of treatments and readings, and gorgeous natural and handcrafted products.

Darling Street
Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292

Located 1.6K from Merewether

2016 Newkulele Festival

The third Bi-Annual Newcastle Ukulele Festival featuring international and local ukulele performances, workshops, market and feature concerts the Newkulele Festival is a must visit for all music lovers!

Darling Street,
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.6K from Merewether

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