We spent Easter in Newcastle staying with friends, we had such a great time we didn’t want to leave, perfect weather, great company, lots of laughs and beautiful sights. We didn’t realise how much Newcastle has to offer; how could we know, we’ve only ever driven through on our way to or from Sydney.
Here is sample of what you can see in Newcastle…. We enjoyed an early morning picnic on a cliff near the entrance to the historic Fort Scratchley, it’s one of the best places to take in the sights of Newcastle’s and the Hunter River Estuary.
Newcastle Baths: The swell was huge this day. It was low tide and the waves were breaking well into the baths. I wouldn’t like to have been in the baths at hight tide.
Newcastle from the Hunter River
Freighter being towed out of the river. Notice the stand-up paddle board lesson in the foreground.
Freighter released and on its way. The beaches were closed this day due to the large ocean swell, so the only place to ride waves was in the river mouth, along the rock walls.
This next photo is taken from the same spot on the river entrance wall, only looking south along the beach.
Looking south from the Hunter River Heads. What a contrast, this photo is taken from the same spot as the previous photo of the freighter and surfers.
And some of the wildlife
White Faced Herron: This bird was hunting in the long grass near our picnic spot.
Nankeen Kestrel: We were told this bird is a regular at the Fort Scratchley.
All in a morning in Newcastle.