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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.

“The garden was created by Bill Roche over four years. (Roche Group / pharmaceuticals). The Garden consists of ten theamed display gardens. Annual events include Christmas Lights Spectacular, Snow Time in winter and Mega Creatures during the school holidays. shopping village, weddings ”
76 locals recommend
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.”
45 locals recommend
“Get up close and comfortable with our native animals. Koalas kangaroos emus lizards birds. Daily koala feeding at 2 PM. Picnic areas barbecues children’s playgrounds”
62 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Second biggest shopping outlet in Newcastle. Loved by all. Big restaurant area on top floor. Inside fats food dining options too ”
37 locals recommend
Flower Shop
“Interesting museum on the coal history of Newcastle with some great science exhibits”
32 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This gallery has one of the biggest collections for a regional gallery in Australia.”
35 locals recommend
“Great location overlooking Merewether beach with take away, cafe, bar and restaurant options”
53 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The views of the beaches and history of our Anzacs are displayed along this bridge”
47 locals recommend
“Fantastic for breaky, lunch or dinner. Delicious Indonesian cuisine. Funkyn street side cafe.”
25 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“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.”
39 locals recommend
“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.”
39 locals recommend
“Great Pizza and Pasta, dine in or take away. They also have a cute little bar :)”
18 locals recommend
“Nobbys Lighthouse is open on Sundays for coffee and i has a great view back over Newcastle”
32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping Centre - Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Kmart, Liquorland, BWS Christiannes hairdressing and more.”
30 locals recommend
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 😀”
28 locals recommend
“Small zoo but there are daily talks and you can pat some of the animals and feed them for $2 a bag of food. Free barbecue and picnic area. ”
22 locals recommend