Newcastle Regional Museum
Opened in May 2011 to great fanfare, the city's flagship museum occupies the restored Honeysuckle rail workshops on the foreshore and focuses on the people, activities and places of the Hunter region.
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Fort Scratchley Maritime & Military Museum
Fort Scratchley Maritime & Military Museum overlooks
the Pacific Ocean and was originally built as a deterrent to the Russians. You can
wander the tunnels underneath, which are said to run all the way to King Edward
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Newcastle Region Art Gallery
This excellent regional gallery has a permanent collection of works by revered Australian artists (Drysdale, Nolan, Whiteley) and hosts exciting temporary exhibitions.
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Queens Wharf Tower
There are many vantage points across the city, but your first
stop should be Queens Wharf Tower. It is 40.3m high, has 180 steps and is otherwise
referred to by locals as the 'Giant Penis'.
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Wetlands Centre Australia
The lush grounds of the Wetlands Centre Australia were born
out of a desperate bid to stop the highway storming through the guts of this former
rubbish tip. The wetlands humble beginnings in 1986 are now hidden by 45 hectares of
rehabilitated wetlands and over 250 wildlife species. Mosquitoes are a plenty so
best keep walking/canoeing. The centre is a short walk from Sandgate train
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