Newcastle a "true-blue" Australian city embraces the big wave surf culture and pub life whole heartedly, the great place to visit in your rental car Newcastle. Its large student population and blue collar working class makes this city the second largest in NSW. This surfing paradise is only 120 minutes northi in your rental car Newcastle of and barely visited by Sydneysiders, missing out on its silky sand beneath their feet. The city of Newcastle has undergone significant change over the years with its seaside entertainment receiving a major facelift. It is a city of two sides, one with the Steel Plant, the dock in the background showcasing the industrial port Newcastle has become and the other glittering with restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs and beaches, plenty of places to see in your cheap rental car Newcastle.
Newcastle was first founded in 1804 for the hard convicts from Sydney; later coal from the Hunter Valley was transported here to be exported, supporting the development of the harbour. However when everything is said and done the beaches in this city is breathtaking to surf and some sheltered for a swim, stop your rental car Newcastle and enjoy. The city is an easy drive from Sydney in your cheap rental car Newcastle which you can obtain at ease and at a bargain and also with plenty of nightclubs to rock your hours of darkness.
Newcastle is an old city and has preserved most of its Victorian Terrace buildings that would put any other city in Australia to shame, displaying its early wealth acquired through mining. Most of this beauty is now waterfront entertainment. The recently restored Queens Wharf, a distinct observation tower located on the south bank of the Hunter River, houses the "Brewery" a popular waterfront drinking address. The Newcastle Regional Museum focuses on the mining history of the area, visit it in your cheap rental car Newcastle. The Regional Art Gallery displays local and regional art gathered over the years. Black Butt Reserve is a large area of bushland in the middle of Newcastle with several walking and cycling tracks to explore the wildlife. The Wetlands Centre situated on the wetlands of Hexham swamp is home to a variety of birdlife. For the adventurous you can hire a canoe to explore this swamp, for the others walking and cycling tracks are present.
The city of Newcastle overflows with beaches with most of them being pleasant and low-key. Newcastle Beach is an easy drive in your cheap hire car Newcastle from the city, is sandy and perfect for children, with shady picnic tables and good surfing at the south-end. At the north-end Ocean Bath a huge saltwater pool with its own changing rooms, a swimmers delight. Nobby`s Beachis a great place to visit in your rental car Newcastle, with a lovely beach pavilion and a walkway that leads to Nobby`s Head, where a nineteenth century lighthouse sparkles the horizon with views of the harbour never seen before. Susan Gilmore Beach is secluded enough to maybe allow for some nude bathing. Bar Beach is the next one moving south in your budget rental car Newcastle, a surfer`s enchantment and floodlit at night. Merewether Beach next door has a beautiful ocean bath and children`s pool.