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Attractions

Add some adventure to your next stay. Explore some of the local attractions available in the Hunter Region

Merewether Motel

231 Glebe Road
Merewether NSW 2291, Australia
(Access via Railway Street)
2022 Supercars

2022 Supercars

Supercars Newcastle 500 will return to the city in 2022 when Newcastle hosts the season opener of the Repco Supercars Championship series.

The major motorsport event will be back on the Newcastle street circuit after a two-year hiatus caused by COVID-19, shifting from its previous position as the final race of the series to become the much-anticipated season opener.

While the dates for the event are still to be finalised, it is expected to take place in early March 2022.
Merewether Golf Club

Merewether Golf Club

Only 2 hours north of Sydney in beautiful Newcastle, Merewether Golf Club is the ideal location for your next golf experience. The club also offers wedding & reception event space as well as conference packages. Whether you’re looking for a casual social round or to play competition golf, we have something for everyone.​

Golf Course: Eucalyptus tree-lined tight fairways with strategic bunkers and formidable water hazards. Established in 1933, the 18 hole Merewether Golf Course is located in the heart of Newcastle and is a favourite of many golfers across the region.
NJC

NJC

Located in the heart of Newcastle on the picturesque Hunter Coast only two hours drive north of Sydney is Newcastle Racecourse. In operation for over 100 years, the Newcastle Racecourse is the largest provincial club in NSW.

We now have more than a dozen different function rooms to cater for your every need. Two levels of Public Bars, the Members Bar and the ever popular Lawn Marquees, all overlooking the track, offer patrons an exciting day at the races. We provide free car parking for over 300 cars and public transport at our doorstep.

So, if you’re looking for a venue with non stop atmosphere that can cater for any size party, look no further than Newcastle’s Social Venue.
Surfest

Surfest

Surfest 2022 Newcastle, Dates, Heats, Prize Money, Program & Times Surfest started back in 1985 when Newcastle’s residents were desperately trying to get rid of the industrial image and showcase the beauty of Newcastle’s beaches and surf breaks to people outside of the region. The first competition (the BHP Steel International) was the richest professional surfing event in the world at that time. This notoriety brought competitors and spectators in droves to the iconic event, and for more than three decades, Surfest has now become Australia’s largest surfing festival.
The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market showcases a carefully curated line-up of over 130 of the best emerging and established artists, designers, makers, gourmet artisan food producers, and delicious street food purveyors each month. Meet our makers, learn their stories, and take home beautiful goods, which have been consciously created by our talented artistic community.

Gather with family and friends, explore the market, meet the makers and take home beautifully created handmade goods.
McDonald Jones Stadium

McDonald Jones Stadium

McDonald Jones Stadium, formerly known as Hunter Stadium, is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on April 10 1970.

This rectangular multi-purpose outdoor stadium with a capacity of up to 30,000 is home ground to the Newcastle's two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights and the Newcastle Jets. The Newcastle Knights have claimed the NRL Premiership on two occasions in 1997 and 2001, while the Newcastle Jets were victors in the 2008 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.