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Just a leisurely two hour drive north of Sydney lies Newcastle, a vibrant city built around the beaches and the harbour. Newcastle's fabulous beaches, laidback lifestyle, fascinating harbour and eclectic arts scene have helped the city triumph over its industrial background. The 200 year old city is undergoing a renaissance - many of the former working wharves becoming places of play and the air of excitement at the transformation is palpable. Newcastle Harbour is the hub of this maritime city and reflects its distinctive and unique personality. The harbour foreshore is home to Honeysuckle, a major waterfront rejuvenation project transforming the way Newcastle lives, works and plays. The creation of foreshore promenades and open squares offering waterfront cafes and restaurants has ムopened up' the harbour for all to enjoy. All tastes are catered for along The Boardwalk at Harbour Square - from fine dining to coffee or tapas. Sit back and watch the ships glide by only metres from your seat. Nobbys Beach, adjacent to the entrance of Newcastle Harbour, marks the start of the Bathers Way, a spectacular 5 kilometres signposted coastal walk which stretches to Merewether Beach and takes in five spectacular beaches, historic ocean baths and unforgettable views. A highlight of the Bathers Way is the Bogey Hole, a hand-hewn ocean rock pool carved into the cliff face below picturesque King Edward Park. Newcastle boasts some of Australia's best surfing beaches and these have proved a fertile breeding ground for world champions. Merewether Beach is now home to ムSurfest', Australia's longest running international surfing competition. Enjoy a surf at Newcastle, Dixon Park or Bar Beach and you may find yourself sharing a wave with a local surfing legend who still calls Newcastle home. The Civic Cultural Precinct is the soul of the city. Featuring the city's most prestigious venues, it includes City Hall and the Art Deco Civic Theatre (circa 1920). This magnificent theatre hosts a diverse range of world-class shows. Across leafy Civic Park is the Newcastle Region Art Gallery which houses a magnificent collection and also attracts a range of impressive travelling exhibitions. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful city. Take the time to explore and uncover some of Newcastle's secrets for yourself.

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