Newcastle is not the most beautiful city of Australia and is definitely not the main destination for Australia holiday makers whether they have car hire or not! However, as you can often find, the first impression is not necessarily the right one. With 260,000 inhabitants, Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales. The inhabitants of this city have a quiet and peaceful way of living- a relaxing change from the hectic activity of a large city such as Sydney. Originally Newcastle was founded as a penal colony in 1804- in between time it has become an industrial city. The first thing that you will notice is the harbour areas as well as the iron and steel works. Malicious tongues dub Newcastle, “Sydneys Siberia”, due to the fact that the convicts that had to go to this resort.
Take in some raw culture with car hire Newcastle
Definitely worth seeing in this city are all the old buildings such as the Christ Church Cathedral (1902) and the City Hall with its striking clock tower- this can be easily reached in your car hire. Art is also represented in this city. The Newcastle Region Art Gallery is impressive with famous paintings from Australia from the 19th and 20th centuries. It’s worth it to take a look at the Maritime Museum that portrays the influence of water on the everyday life of people. As well as everything else there are bars and restaurants in this city such as in Darby Street or Beaumont Street. In the friendly company and the Australian “No worries mate” style you can enjoy every meal time in peace and quiet. Newcastle Beach has a popular bathing beach- Nobby’s Beach which is highly regarded by surfers. This beach can easily be reached in your hired car in Newcastle.