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Wallsend

One of greater Newcastle's western suburbs, about 13km from the CBD and just to the east of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, Wallsend is named for the small town famous for its proximity to Hadrian's Wall, built in Northumberland, England, by the Romans in 120-123AD as a defence against marauding northern tribes. The southern Wallsend was originally a coal mining town, established in 1858 by the Newcastle-Wallsend Coal Company. In the 1860s, disputes between this company and miners resulted in a co-operative mine being opened at the site where the Wallsend High School now stands. The town developed to house and service the influx of miners, most of whom came from the United Kingdom. Wallsend is close to the Awaba State Forest which is a popular escape for the bush-walking fraternity. A short drive takes you into Newcastle's CBD - which provides all the pleasures of a progressive, big city - and its superior beaches. Wallsend is also a convenient base from which you can explore Lake Macquarie and its shoreline and the Hunter Valley, with its abundance of wineries, eateries, horse studs and spelling paddocks.

Wallsend: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 3.7K from Wallsend

Blackbutt Reserve


Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental education with conservation and research programs.

Blackbutt Reserve is an undulating natural environment consisting of peaceful picnic settings with electric and wood fire barbecues, open spaces, nature trails, and a diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. It also features wildlife exhibits which are modern, spacious and allow close viewing of the animals, including koalas, wombats, native birds, emus and kangaroos.

Koala talk held at 2pm daily, reptile show is held at 11am on weekends and daily in school holidays. Tickets available at the kiosk for the reptile show.

Call in to the Blackbutt Kiosk for information during your visit or to purchase tea and coffee, drinks, snacks, and a range of Australian souvenirs.




Carnley Avenue
New Lambton, NSW, 2305

Located 4.6K from Wallsend

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 4.9K from Wallsend

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 5.6K from Wallsend

Pulse Climbing


Pulse Climbing is the Hunter Valley's only dedicated indoor rock climbing centre. They cater to all levels of climber from novice to advanced.

Their extensive indoor facility at Adamstown has over 40 ropes, with over 200 routes to choose from and a large bouldering area. They also run guided climbing trips to local climbing areas near Port Stephens, The Watagan National Park and further afield to the Blue Mountains.

Come and enjoy the Hunter premier climbing experience with highly experienced staff and guides.




10/122 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown, NSW, 2289

Located 6.3K from Wallsend

Wallsend: 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 4.9K from Wallsend

World Grand Masters Hockey World Cup 2016


The 2016 World Grand Masters tournament will be one of the largest ever held, with more than 1,260 players, 45 umpires, 25 officials, 70 medical personnel, 70 managers, up to 1,500 partners and thousands of proud supporters from over 30 countries. The tournament competition in the men's 60+, 65+, 70+ and 75+ age groups for both the official FIH World Grand Masters World Cup Trophy.




Newcastle International Hockey Centre,
Turton Road
Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292

Located 5.7K from Wallsend

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