Surprise, Surprise ,Surprise !!
Reviewed Aug 2015
Ok so we are from Queensland and all we knew about Newcastle was the it was once a steel town
How things have changed . Our first visit by boat was in March 2015 .
With its deep and well marked entry the port is easily entered in pretty much all weather.
Once inside the the entrance the channel is wide and although busy with shipping there is plenty of room to transit upstream to the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) where you will find a modern and well maintained 180 berth marina and all the facilities you could ask for including an easily accessed floating fuel wharf, laundry , hot showers , a boat yard , restaurants & a nice cold beer at the NCYC club house. The best part of the NCYC however is the staff , these guys will bend over backwards to make you feel at home.
From the NCYC marina a newly constructed boardwalk winds its way along the foreshore to the Honeysuckle precinct with restaurants & bars and parklands. A little further along the way and you will find yourself at the headland and the pristine beaches & ocean baths.
The east end of the city is a mix of old & new with an eclectic atmosphere.
We intended to stay a few days and ended up in Newcastle for a month! Love it!