Panorama Motor Inn Newcastle

256 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2299, Australia
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Going from Lima, Peru to Newcastle NSW

by carlo5

Hi mates,
Im from Lima planning to visit Newcastle in a few weeks for the first time. I need some advise as I dont know anyone on town. what should I visit?. Where can I found cheap acommodations near the Wickham area?. what should I be aware of? If it secure place to visit? What I must see? . How can get to Newcastle from Sydney (where I'll be arriving from).By the way, If anyone wants to visit Lima,Peru I'll be happy to show you around. Regards to everyone. Thanks

RE: Going from Lima, Peru to Newcastle NSW

by skretchmer

Australia in general is a very safe place there would be no need to take extra security precautions. There is a train link Newcastle to Sydney also buses. Maybe others have more information of sights and accommodation.

RE: RE: Going from Lima, Peru to Newcastle NSW

by carlo5

Thank you for your quick reply. Have you been to Wickham before?

RE: Going from Lima, Peru to Newcastle NSW

by nathanjrutherford

hey buddy, im from newcastle but livin abroad at moment, newcastle is very safe and a wicked place for girls, beaches and alrite for nightlife, the wickham,hamilton,waratah areas are your best for cheap,safe close to town and beaches area,
double check but bus is cheaper but takes longer than train (bus=3-4hrs)where train is bout 2ish.

things to see would be fort scratchly, blackbutt nature reserve(free) and try check out a rugby league game (newcastle knights) its gr8 atmosphere and not expensive, also just checkout beautiful beaches, nobbys,merewether..etc all along coast.

good luck enjoy newcastle and if need anymore info reply here or to me at

Travel Tips for Newcastle

The national parks

by iandsmith

Within one and a half hours of Newcastle are some of Australia's best forests, be they rain or woodland.
To the north you have Barrington Tops which can be accessed through a number of roads though Dungog and Gloucester are probably the most popular.
On the southern side there's the Watagans, and one of the most popular spots in this park is Boarding House Dam. Of all the places to picnic in the Watagans this is certainly one of the most popular.
If you're looking for a large dam, you'll be sadly disappointed. It's just a small concrete affair that was probably erected for a boarding house, hence the name.
However, it's the location amid tall timbers with a small stream dissecting the valley that makes it a delight. There are toilets, barbecues and sheltered bench seats to make your stay pleasant. Then, when you've finished your meal you can take a stroll along the 640 metre made trail that takes you past the mossy wall (pic 3) for which the location is famous.

Great place to relax

by iandsmith

Sometimes when I'm driving home from the Central Coast I pull up here and have a nap.
Since you've already glanced at the photo you can readily understand why I would choose this place.
Either side of this bay is a good place for sunsets. Located just south of Belmont on Lake Macquarie's shore I'm actually on Marks Point and, if you like holidays beside the water you could do worse than book in to the caravan park here. Genuine lakeside and only a couple of kilometres from the ocean beaches, kids love it.

The shock of the new part two

by iandsmith

It's changing. It's changing so rapidly the local council is keeping a file, renewed every 6 months or so, on what's happening. I've been lucky enough to be the main person taking pictures of these developments and thought I might include a few here taken in January 2011. The opening one is a panorama (you need to click on it to see it all, same as for pic 4) of the new apartment blocks and Sebel Town House (at rear). Though the original CBD is lagging behind as I write this, changes are in the wind.


by iandsmith

Swimming is a popular summer pastime in Newcastle, and much of Australia for that matter. One great thing I like about Australia is that here and there are ocean baths.
Personally, I'm a salt man, chlorine doesn't do it for me; plus, you float better in salt.
This is a shot of the starting blocks at Merewether Baths with a moderate swell and high tide happening, one of two ocean baths in the Newcastle area where you can splash away to your heart's delight with the sound of the surf just metres away.
There are also several chlorine pools for those so inclined, with Lambton being the best known and it has the highest tower, a 10 metre affair. Just put on your cossies, swimmers, boardies or whatever you want to call them and jump in (it's nice if you shower beforehand in consideration of the other patrons though).

Do take time to have a look at...

by iandsmith

Do take time to have a look at our fountain. It is unique and, if you're there in spring or summer, the flowers add to its ambience.
The design has always been a favourite of mine. I vividly recall my time as an apprentice fitter and turner and the tradesmen were lamenting the cost ($30,000 at the time) of it all and how the money could have been better spent on other things. I was a lone dissenting voice. I'd like to think time has vindicated my position.
It's just been renovated, as it turns out at a far greater cost than it originally was to install it!
Located in Civic Park, a central relaxation area that divides the administrative centre of Newcastle from the art centre.
Across the road is the lovely sandstone town hall and up the back is the Art Gallery and city library. Above the library is the Lovett Gallery. Sometimes this is well worth a look, depending on what exhibition is featured. It is only one room but there is often some wonderful stuff in there, particularly photographic exhibitions.
The two storey Newcastle City Art Gallery is good for half an hour if you're into art. It's slowly building up a quality collection that vies with travelling exhibitions for the limited space.


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