Enjoy a Spring Escape to Newcastle
Newcastle comes alive in spring, as the weather warms and the days lengthen. Springtime in Newcastle is an intoxicating mix of colour and aroma as flowers bloom, warm ocean breezes return and local produce comes back in abundance.
Spring is the ideal time to enjoy a Newcastle escape.
With warmer weather, the beaches beckon. Dipping your toe in the water at Nobby’s Beach will re-energise you, even if it’s not quite warm enough yet for a swim. A stroll along the Shortland Esplanade is always a good idea, as is an exploration of the Anzac Memorial Walk, both providing stunning views of the magnificent Tasman Sea.
While you’re enjoying those ocean views, why not head out on a memorable whale watching experience? Spring is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of the annual whale migration. You can get amongst the action with one of the whale watching tours operating out of Newcastle.
Newcastle’s parks also come into their own during spring. Civic Park simply bursts with coloured blooms, guiding you towards the famous fountain and water feature. The grand old oak trees provide much-needed shade on those warmer spring days too, offering a comfortable place to rest and relax. With the cafes of Darby Street only a short walk away, Civic Park is a great destination for a springtime outing.
Foreshore Park is another must-do for those visiting Newcastle in spring. Take in the view of the working harbour while you picnic under the shade of the railway sheds. Watch the kids play as you wander around the duck pond, appreciating the long history of the park and its surrounds. Don’t forget to check out the sensory garden, part of the Sandhills Community Project, providing a unique experience for everyone.
Spring is also a great time to visit Blackbutt Reserve, home to impressive wildlife exhibits and guided animal encounters. Blackbutt features picnic facilities as well as a kiosk, perfect for lazy spring afternoons in the sun. With an ever-popular playground, walking trails, grassy play areas and roaming animals galore, this is the perfect springtime excursion for the whole family.
Don’t forget Newcastle is also the gateway to the gorgeous Hunter Valley. A springtime visit to the city just wouldn’t be complete without an outing to Wine Country. Explore the colour and wonder of Hunter Valley Gardens, as the gardens come to life before your eyes, in all their sensational spring glory. Then travel the backroads of the valley, discovering boutique wineries and sampling the best of seasonal produce, while drinking in the colours of spring.
Bring your springtime visit to Newcastle to a close with a day trip to Port Stephens. A popular holiday destination, Port Stephens is a water lover’s paradise, home to fishing, water sports, boating, jet skiing and more. Seize the opportunity to get out on the water with the return of warmer weather and explore the coastline. Maybe, even consider an overnight visit to Broughton Island, to indulge in one of the locals’ favourite fishing spots.
What are you waiting for? Book your spring escape now, so you too can savour the delights of springtime in Newcastle, the Hunter and its surrounds.