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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.

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
Beach
“Walk from unit to Newcastle Beach then around coast to Nobbys for lunch or a picnic. ”
14 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
Natural Feature
“Try Belmont 16s Sailing Club for lunch - great prices and a wonderful position over the Lake!”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Short Walks, great ocean view, Frasers Beach (patrolled in School Holidays)”
5 locals recommend
Park
“If bushwalking is your thing this will give you a great taste of the local mountains”
16 locals recommend
Food
“The kingfisher café is located at Blueys beach and offers a relaxed bush atmosphere. Specialising in modern Australian cuisine and gluten free options ”
8 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Civic Theatre Newcastle is one of Australia's great historic theatres and hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts, dance and other events each year in the nation's seventh largest city. The 1450-seat Civic Theatre Newcastle is funded by The City of Newcastle as a key cultural institution for the city. It is a heritage-listed site, designed by prominent architect Henry White and opened in 1929.”
20 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic location overlooking Birubi Beach - wondeful food. Also great spot for takeaway coffee.”
24 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
2 locals recommend
Museum
“Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie is the National Heritage listed Dobell House, the home and studio of the late Sir William Dobell, one of Australia’s most famous painters. The home and its contents offer a unique experience of the life and work of Wangi’s “Gentle Genius”.”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Two Chef Hats. Located at Hungerford Hill Winery. Owner Troy Rhoades-Brown was awarded the 2005 Brett Graham Scholarship. He specialises in fresh, local produce, artistic, creative and delicious food. There is an open fire in winter.”
17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Hope Estate is home to Australia's largest purpose-built outdoor concert amphitheater that hosts an array of legendary international performers each concert season. Tickets are advertised in advance and sold through major ticket offices. Concert tickets and accommodation in thte area sells out quickly.”
19 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Short drive through the Wallinghat National Park. Views are north over Wallis Lake, Forster and towards Port Macquarie on a clear day. Aerial views are amazing. Picnic tables only. Check fuel and take picnic food.”
8 locals recommend
Pub
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“Always great live music here every weekend. Good Aussie style pub food. Tap beers”
15 locals recommend