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Disability Accessible Activities

Things to do in Newcastle

We've put together a guide featuring our top picks of Newy's most iconic hotspots. All activities have been handpicked to include disability accessible venues and are budget friendly or have concession/carer friendly options.

Whether you're seeking indoor excitement or scenic strolls, exploring Newy for the first time, or one of our awesome support workers needing some fresh new ideas on activities while on support, we've got you covered. 

We are hopeful that this guide can spark some new ideas on support, creating unforgettable memories, building on new connections and most important, getting outside the house and soaking up some fresh air.

Explore one of our many beautiful beaches! Our top picks:

Bar Beach

Grab a picnic blanket and head to the best picnic spot in Newy! Located in southwest Newcastle.

Google Plus code 3Q6G+W5 Bar Beach, New South Wales

Redhead Beach

A short walk from the car park, Redhead is a favourite for most. Why not, take in the views and treat yourself to delicious fish and chips from The Red Head Beach Cafe?

Google Plus code XPP9+CW Redhead, New South Wales

Nobbys Beach

Explore Nobbys Beach and take a short walk to the famous Nobbys Lighthouse, an iconic Newcastle landmark.

Google Plus code 3QGR+4P Newcastle East, New South Wales

Get active! Here is a list of some popular walking spots in Newy:

Anzac Memorial Walk

Read about the 11,000 Hunter Valley men and women who enlisted to serve during World War I and take in the majestic views over the ocean.

Google Plus code 3Q7G+8R The Hill, New South Wales

Blackbutt Reserve Wildlife Exhibit

Take in the bush views, furry friends and other native Australian animals in this scenic stroll.

Google Plus code 3M7X+32 Kotara, New South Wales

Speers Point Park

Stroll for as long or as little you like! This park offers lots to see and do, including huge playground, cafes, multi arts pavillion and home grown markets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Google Plus code 2JQ9+32 Speers Point, New South Wales

Arts and culture more your thing? Check out these top picks:

Newcastle museum

Located at Honeysuckle right in the heart of Newcastle, Newcastle Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm and seven days during school holidays. Check out one of the many ongoing exhibitions or pre book an event.

Google Plus code 3QFC+HW Newcastle, New South Wales

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Museum of Art and Culture

Yapang (MAC) is located in Booragul and open Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 3pm. The MAC attracts high-quality exhibitions (some permanent, some rotating) and also runs workshops and experiences for kids and adults.

Google Plus code 2JG8+57 Booragul, New South Wales

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Civic Theatre

The Heritage listed Civic Theatre is Newcastle's premier venue for live performance, presenting a year-round calendar of events including live music, comedy, dance, drama and musicals.

Google Plus code 3QFC+4W Newcastle, New South Wales

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Indoor activities. Top picks for rainy days:

Dullboys Social Co

Locations in Rutherford 2320 & Warners Bay 2282

Open 7 days 9am - 10pm. Bowling, Karaoke, Arcade Games, Mini Golf, American Diner food. There is something for everyone under one roof!

Booking links:

rutherford.dullboys.com.au 

warnersbay.dullboys.com.au

Heddon Greta Drive In

Located in Hedon Greta 2321

Experience the latest cinematic movies from the comfort of your car with Heddon Greta Drive through movie experience!

Booking link:

drive-in.com.au

Sugar Valley Library & Museum

Located in Cameron Park 2285

Just a hop skip and a jump from our SIL & STA properties is Sugar Valley Library Museum "Kirantakamyari" with a dedicated kids zone, multimedia and tech space, and museum exhibition Westy: "we built this history" showcasing the rich history of West Wallsend. There's plenty to keep you occupied on a rainy afternoon.

Staggered opening hours so please check website before planning your trip!

Booking link:

library.lakemac.com.au/Sugar-Valley-Library-Museum-kirantakamyari

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