Newcastle City Guides

A is for Art Gallery: Newcastle Art Gallery

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Newcastle Art Gallery was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Friday 11 March 1977 and was Australia’s first purpose built regional art Gallery. Located on Laman Street opposite Civic Park, the art gallery is a perfect must visit Read More »

My City: Newcastle-Meet Laura

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Laura, Julian and Toby Jackel (age 5) Have you always lived in Newcastle and why is it your residence of choice? We lived in the UK (near London) as a family when Toby was born as I wanted to be Read More »

The Rooftop Westfield Kotara Dining & Events

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The Rooftop at Westfield Kotara is now open with a spectacular range of dining venues for all ages. Choose from Italian, Greek, Thai Mexican and many more venues that cater for all tastes and demographics. It’s a great space to Read More »

The Mattara Festival Newcastle 2015

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The Mattara Festival returns to Newcastle on Saturday 26th September for its 54th Year since its inception in 1961. As a child I remember that the Mattara Parade was the not to be missed event of the festival with floats Read More »

Blackbutt Reserve upgrades are a hit with Newcastle families!

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Many of us set our sights on exploring destinations foreign to us and we tend to forget that there is so much to see in your own backyard. I am guilty of this looking for places away from home to Read More »

Snow Time in the Garden Hunter Valley Gardens

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Snow Time in the Garden is on again for 3 super fun weeks including the coming Winter School Holidays. Bring along the whole family to Hunter Valley Gardens and enjoy a number of fabulous icy experiences in our Marquee Area Read More »

Mother’s Day Events Newcastle 2015

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Mother’s Day is the perfect day to thank mum for everything she has done for you and what better way to celebrate than spending quality family time together. If you haven’t booked mum in for breakfast, lunch or high tea in Newcastle, Read More »