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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

Stockton: Events

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
      3rd Sep
      4th Sep

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

Located 1.0K from Stockton

DiG Festival

Newcastle, the capital of the Hunter Valley, will play host to the DiG Festival and Conference.

Design and Interactive and Green-tech equals DiG.

The Australasian DiG Festival and Conference will feature a series of keynote presentations, panels, performances and workshops lead by international, national and local industry leaders. There will be a strong emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical business.

DiG is attracting several major speakers to anchor the event and ensure that it is seen as a truly national event.

They intend to create a vibrant social activity and fun with a Welcome Function, Start Up Awards Evening and Sponsor Events.

Event Dates
      13th Oct
      14th Oct

150 Wharf Road
Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Located 1.0K from Stockton

Mattara Festival of Newcastle

Mattara - Festival of Newcastle is a celebration of, and by the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, through a diverse range of skills and performances, at the picturesque Newcastle Foreshore. Dance, theatre, sculpture, art, food, music, and environmental awareness are all on display in a fun atmosphere.

The word Mattara, meaning hand, was inspired by the language of the Awabakal Aboriginal Dialect used by former natives of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Mattara was selected as the title for the festival, denoting the hand of friendship that Newcastle extends to visitors as well as the City's hand of industry.

Thousands of people attend the festival annually, carrying the festive spirit throughout the entire duration of Mattara.

Event Dates
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      3rd Oct

Wharf Road
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K from Stockton

The Storm: Creative Exchange

Octapod and Open Cage Ensemble present The Storm: a creative community arts residency at Nobbys Beach and surrounds on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the 2016 Summer School Holidays.

Expect to find FREE interactive art installations, workshops and pop-up performances people of all ages, with and without disability, can enjoy.

Inspired by Shakespeare's "The Tempest", this project will explore the inner and outer storms in our lives, how we've weathered them and how we've emerged from them.

Whether you've experienced barriers in attending the beach in the past or are here every day, these events are designed for the whole community to enjoy. All venues are accessible.

Proudly supported by Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Project, funded by the Department of Family and Community Services.

Pasha Way
Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K 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
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K from Stockton

This That

Showcasing the emergence of the hipster revolution in Newcastle, This That will be a meeting place for the culturally savvy festival goer.

Food will be something that can be experienced, a culinary matched festival with a combination of local niche restaurants and the internationally renowned Sydney food truck stalwarts!

Accompanying the cuisine is a curated selection of drinks with no ready-to-drink alcopops in sight. Small batch brew craft beer, wine, cider, fresh poured mixed spirits and cocktail lists that are curated by the region's best bars and 'hole in the wall' speakeasies!

The atmosphere will be tuned to style by artisan markets, alternate retail, roving artisan performance, interactivity workshops and a dabble of the weird and wonderful.

This That will be a premium playground that is nestled within an edgy mix of indie cool tunes across a multi genre spread.

Event Dates
      5th Nov

Camp Shortland,
The Foreshore
Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K from Stockton

Newcastle Light the Night

Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk with them this October to help more Australians beat blood cancer through research and support.

Gather with family and friends to shine a beautiful lantern; gold to remember someone, white for your own journey or blue to show you care.

Join the Newcastle Light the Night walk, please visit the website for details.

Event Dates
      7th Oct

Wharf Road,
The Foreshore
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Located 1.1K from Stockton

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