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Best things to do in Hunter Region

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Garden
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“Great sight seeing place to visit, the beautiful gardens in the spring, summer. The winter ice land in the colder months. From food festivals to things for the kids this place is great for the family. The hunter valley gardens village is also a great little space to browse with boutique shops, general stores ect.”
72local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Huge shopping centre only a 30 min car trip lots of cool shops and cinemas. We favour the Hoyts around the corner from here awesome comfy seats and nice a quiet.”
45local recommendations
Zoo
“Fabulous Family picnic area Wonderful introduction to Australian wildlife with Koalas and wallaby’s ( small Kangaroos) Echidnas . Koalas are fed at 2 pm daily - ”
62local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Level upon level of shopping stores and even better now with more shops, food court and movie cinema.”
36local recommendations
Flower Shop
“Interesting museum on the coal history of Newcastle with some great science exhibits”
30local recommendations
Art Gallery
“This gallery has one of the biggest collections for a regional gallery in Australia.”
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Café
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“Great location overlooking Merewether beach with take away, cafe, bar and restaurant options”
54local recommendations
Scenic Viewpoint
“The views of the beaches and history of our Anzacs are displayed along this bridge”
46local recommendations
Australian Restaurant
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“Waterfront dining. Restaurant upstairs - or casual dining downstairs at the Little Beach bar and cafe. Excellent choice. Licensed bar - with great in-house beer on tap.”
38local recommendations
Establishment
“Nobbys Lighthouse is open on Sundays for coffee and i has a great view back over Newcastle”
32local recommendations
Café
“Fantastic for breaky, lunch or dinner. Delicious Indonesian cuisine. Funkyn street side cafe.”
26local recommendations
Museum
“This is the site of an old fort originally built in the early 1800s and is the only fort in Australia to have fired its guns at the Japanese during WWII. It's a nice historical spot that kids will love but there is also a great view of the harbour and city from the lawns.”
39local recommendations
Bar
“Great Pizza and Pasta, dine in or take away. They also have a cute little bar :)”
18local recommendations
Zoo
“get up close and personal to your favourite little friends with one of their amazing animal encounters. They have several Picnic Areas with FREE gas BBQ’s and FREE Group Bookings to reserve BBQ areas for large groups. ”
20local recommendations
Other Great Outdoors
“A favourite place for all our family - walks safe swimming at Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay , restaurants , fresh seafood Whale watching -just a wonderful place to either travel 1 1/2 hours or have as another holiday destination or next stop over heading up the Coast ! Our coast has some much to offer 😀”
28local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Shopping Centre - Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Kmart, Liquorland, BWS Christiannes hairdressing and more.”
30local recommendations