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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.

Park
“Take a bicycle ride, do a scenic walk, take a jog this place is absolutely beautiful it is a must see when coming to Newcastle if you like nature”
27 locals recommend
Pub
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“Music, food, functions, lunch or dinner and late evenings on the harbour. I love listening to the ships" horns as they come and go.”
26 locals recommend
Café
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“This little restaurant on the shores of Lake Macquarie is an absolute gem. The beautifully presented food is complimented by the peaceful bush setting overlooking the lake. Open everyday 8.30-3.30”
6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Grocery shopping at Aldi, Coles and Woolworths. Bunnings is also located at the centre.”
18 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Along with the beach baths, and cafes adjoining you will enjoy the scenic views here. Most visitors defiantly walk along the coast walk ”
18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A small shopping centre that is easy to get to with plenty of parking. this centre has Coles and Woollworths, take away shops, cafes, Big W, a great Newsagency, hairdresser etc.”
22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One Chef Hat. Located at Broke. The Award was for "modern winery fare in a beautiful setting with considerate touches".”
10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“FOR LUNCH / COFFEE They serve the award-winning Campos Superior Blend coffee. Known for its sweet red fruit and caramel and chocolate notes. The cafe is located in the Peppers Creek Village. Great light meals with produce being sourced locally. ”
22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Enjoy the weekends with some great food, live music, kids jumping castle and activties down by the beach at The Caves Beach hotel.”
15 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Stunning 360 degree views of Newcastle can be seen from here especially when the whales are on the move”
24 locals recommend
Establishment
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“Amazing new Lake View Gallery now free to the public. Great food and spectacular terrace views of Wallis Lake. Perfect club venue inside or outside on the lawns at the lakes edge.”
19 locals recommend
Mountain
“Allow over an hour for this walk, elevation 161 metres. Fabulous view of beaches, surrounding hills and whale watching”
27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Atmosphere, views, service and amazing food with a French influence. A very special place to enjoy.”
20 locals recommend
Café
“Overlooking beautiful Smiths Lake, small childrens play park nearby, boat and catamaran hire. Public BBQs and amenities.”
21 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Beautiful Marina with some great restaurants, playground and many options to go Dolphin watching or jet skiing. ”
21 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“There are heaps of wineries in the Hunter Valley. Head to the information centre to grab a map of the cellar doors. One of our favourites with a beautiful view is Audrey Wilkinson”
18 locals recommend