Cultural Attractions

Discover Newcastle's heritage buildings and environment at a leisurely pace by taking a heritage walk.

Heritage Walking and Cycling Trails

Heritage Walking and Cycling Trails

Discover Newcastle's heritage buildings and environment at a leisurely pace by taking a heritage walk. There are easy walking trails and paths in the Newcastle area for you to explore and enjoy. Many of these trails are former rail and tramways.
Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

The Centre is at the former Civic Railway Station. Immerse yourself in the rail heritage and character of the site; where visitors can access the latest information as well as tourist maps, brochures, event details and souvenirs.
Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects for and about Newcastle in an innovative way to inspire, entertain and engage. Located in the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshops, the Museum is right in the heart of Newcastle.
Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a fascinating aspect of our city's past and a great place to explore our magnificent coastline and cityscapes. It overlooks Newcastle's magnificent coastline and iconic Nobbys headland.
Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery

Nationally recognised as one of the finest public collections in Australia, the Newcastle Art Gallery holds over 7,000 works of art and the quality and breadth of its collection makes it a significant cultural asset for the city.
Newcastle Region Library

Newcastle Region Library

The Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre (Newcastle Region Library) is a powerful reminder of the role of Newcastle in two world wars and a gift to the city. Explore its history, which began in 1957.
Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre has been our star attraction since it opened in 1929. A trip to the 'Civic' will reward you through the magic of its beautiful baroque interiors and fabulous location in the city centre.
Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall

Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's most unique and prestigious venues.
Civic Park

Civic Park

Civic Park is the green heart of the inner city, located between City Hall, the Art Gallery and Regional Library. It offers large shady trees, tiered garden beds, war memorials and expanses of lawn perfect for impromptu picnics.
Centennial Park

Centennial Park

In the heart of inner city Cooks Hill, the charming Centennial Park offers a Victorian rotunda, modern playground, fragrant flower beds and expansive grassy spaces shaded by Norfolk Pines and fig trees.
Convict Lumber Yard

Convict Lumber Yard

Visit Australia's oldest recorded place of industrial activity, in the Convict Lumber Yard heritage park. Learn about the key heritage features of the site and nearby 'Coal River' precinct.
Cathedral Park

Cathedral Park

Explore the headstones and the colourful history of this fascinating burial site.
King Edward Park

King Edward Park

King Edward Park was dedicated as a recreation reserve in 1863. Within the grounds was a bowling green and the Obelisk, built as a navigational marker in 1850; the focal point is a Victorian rotunda.
Lead Light Tower

Lead Light Tower

The Lead Light tower with its castle-like parapet it demonstrates the importance of trade and shipping to Newcastle and in turn the importance of Newcastle in developing the Australian economy.
The Obelisk

The Obelisk

The Obelisk is one of our cherised heritage assets and a great place to explore the city skyline and coastline.
Newcastle Ocean Baths

Newcastle Ocean Baths

Newcastle Ocean Baths are an iconic Art Deco pavilion and heritage site on the beach and have a special place in our city's rich heritage.
Merewether Ocean Baths

Merewether Ocean Baths

Merewether Ocean Baths are the largest ocean baths in the Southern Hemisphere. Free to access and hugely popular among visitors and locals alike, the Merewether Ocean Baths are perfect for cooling off and enjoying some wave-free frolicking.