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Stockton has been called the first suburb in Newcastle. The peninsular adjoining the Pacific Ocean and Newcastle Harbour is approximately 19 kilometres by road from Newcastle city centre. Stockton can also be reached via passenger ferry that departs from Queens Wharf, Newcastle. There is a caravan park next to the beach, a motel and an Olympic swimming pool, as well as a small shopping centre. Stockton Beach is approximately 32 kilometres long providing ample swimming, surfing and fishing. The break wall provides excellent rock fishing and the wreck of the Adolphe can be seen as part of the 'shipwreck walk' along the break wall. Other historic information about Stockton can be gathered from Newcastle Visitor Information Centre.

Stockton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Stockton Beach

Stockton Beach is situated at the southern end of Newcastle Bight, where there is a sweeping expanse of sand and sand dunes, and views stretching back to Port Stephens.

Council Lifeguard Services are provided Monday to Saturday during the swimming season and Easter Holiday periods. Volunteer members of Stockton Surf Lifesaving Club provide beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming season.

Stockton Beach has picnic shelters, barbecues in the park adjacent to the beach, a beach kiosk operating next to the main car park, change room facilities, plenty of parking, and relatively sheltered waters suitable for family swimming and learning to surf. Plus the fabulous Stockton Beach Tourist Park is located there!

Pitt Street
Stockton, NSW, 2295

Located 0.8K from Stockton

Nobbys Beach

Newcastle's highest profile beach, with council Lifeguard Services provided Monday to Saturday year round and volunteer members of Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club provide beach patrols on Sundays during the swimming season. It is a favoured swimming spot for family groups and those learning to surf.

The first beach on the Bather's Way, take a walk along the Harbour Break-wall and Nobby's Lighthouse. Plus the walk between Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Ocean baths features the Historic Soldier's Baths Rock Pool.

The beach is accessible from Newcastle train station and bus terminal and has change room facilities, picnic shelters, a kiosk available (during swimming season) at the beach and free barbecues on foreshore area adjoining the beach reserve.

Corner Shortland Esplanade and Nobbys Road
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K from Stockton

Fort Scratchley Historic Site

Undoubtedly Newcastle's most spectacular vantage point, Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a unique nationally significant heritage site that has unrivaled panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean, north to Nobbys Lighthouse, Headland and the Harbour, south across Newcastle Beach and Ocean Baths.

There is so much to do at Fort Scratchley Historic Site. Enjoy a stroll around the site to soak in the history, taking in the breathtaking views, enjoy dolphin or whale watching with a picnic or immerse yourself in history and undertake a guided tour of the site and through the amazing underground tunnels.

Today, the Fort's Historical Society preserves the military heritage, providing exhibitions and guided tours of the site and its amazing tunnels.

Nobbys Road
Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Located 1.2K from Stockton

Lock-Up Cultural Centre

Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, the building is constructed in Sydney sandstone and is one of a row of four significant buildings on Hunter Street that reflects the prosperity of early Newcastle.

After the Newcastle Police Station closed down in 1982, the Hunter Heritage Centre was developed to encourage the participation, appreciation and understanding of Newcastle's unique history, culture and heritage.

In 2007, the Lock-Up was unveiled as the The Lock-Up Cultural Centre. This included the gallery space, museum, and residency program. Since this date, the Lock-Up has had an attendance of over 50,000 people.

In September 2014 The Lock Up re-launched as a dedicated multidisciplinary contemporary arts centre and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.

90 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.3K from Stockton

Stockton: Events

Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500

The streets of Newcastle will fire up for the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500, November 2017.

Be there for the first ever Supercars race held in Newcastle and watch as the 2017 Virgin Australia Champion is crowned at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500.

Fans will get an experience of a lifetime witnessing Supercars and Support Category racing action weaving around Newcastle city, foreshore and beaches.

Buy your tickets early and save! Kids 12 and under receive free trackside admission with a paying adult.

Event Dates
      17th Nov
      18th Nov
      19th Nov

Wharf Road
Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Located 1.0K from Stockton

Watson Demolition Newcastle City Supermoto

The foreshore of Newcastle will be transformed as the location for the Watson Demolition Newcastle City Supermoto, including the first round of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championships.

Supermoto is racing that mixes road racing and motocross on a track that consists of road and dirt sections. A supermoto motorcycle starts with a motocross bike and is modified by using road bike wheels, tyres and brakes. The name of the game is light, nimble and responsive. Acceleration and hard braking make it exciting for the spectator to watch.

Riders come from various motorcycling disciplines each with different strengths. The result is racing that is technical, fast and often unpredictable. The Watson Demolition Newcastle City Supermoto event is unique as it incorporates Wharf Road as the tarmac segment and weaves into Foreshore Park for the purpose built dirt section.

As Round One of the FIM-Asia SuperMoto Championships, the event promises a host of the best riders from around the world.

Event Dates
      2nd Sep
      3rd Sep

97 Wharf Road,
Newcastle Foreshore
Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Located 1.0K from Stockton

NewRun - Newcastle's Festival of Running

With a goal to become one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city.

The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this festival of health and fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.

Event Dates
      2nd Apr

Wharf Road,
Shortland Lawns
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K from Stockton

Newcastle Writers Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent over three days each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in 70 sessions - half of which are free - that include panel discussions, readings, book launches and one-on-one interviews. Previous guests include Tim Flannery, Stan Grant, Charlotte Wood, David Marr and Hugh Mackay.

The Festival is held in the Civic cultural precinct, which includes Newcastle Art Gallery and Newcastle Museum. It is close to the city's bars, cafes and restaurants. Guest writers praise the friendly audiences and dedicated team of volunteers.

The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2017.

Event Dates
      7th Apr
      8th Apr
      9th Apr

Hunter Street,
Newcastle Civic Precinct
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.3K from Stockton

This is Not Art

This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a free annual festival of experimental and emerging arts that has happened in Newcastle, Australia since 1998.

Each year, thousands of people gather in Newcastle's CBD over the October long weekend to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators.

The festival is made up of over one hundred and fifty smaller events, from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate.

A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival. This year, they welcome back the National Young Writers Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival.

These diverse and ever-changing presenting partners make TiNA unique in its multidisciplinary structure, operating across text, visual art, theatre, music, performance and critical thought.

Event Dates
      28th Sep
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct

Multiple Venues,
City Centre
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.3K from Stockton

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