The Executive Inn Newcastle
10 Rugby Road, PO Box 72 - New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2305, Australia
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Pub is on the right
Beach at Glenrock
View from the park
The modern side
living and working
hii.. can anyone advise me where the best area to find casual work (i have a holiday work visa) because im still deciding on where to rent aswell.. i was told these areas will give me a better chance to find work: charlestown, kotara and hamilton. i wont have a car yet so i would prefer to be close to public transport. im getting quite desparate to find a place to rent.. if anyone knows of any 1 bed appartment please let me know. looking to rent from 13th march.
hope to get some replies! thanks
Re: living and working
Darby Street is a street full of cafes and resteraunts and is a short walk to the centre of town (Hunter Street) and beaches. You can get public transport (buses, trains) from Hunter street to anywhere easily. This suburb is called Newcastle East. The Hill and Mereweather are the next suburbs but are a bit more upmarket and rent would be more expensive. I advise you look for accommodation in Hamilton or Newcastle East because Beaumont Street (Hamilton) and Darby Street and Hunter Street (Newcastle East) are the main commercial streets where you could find casual employment.
Otherwise Kotara and Charlestown have shopping centres where you could look for a job and I think rent would be cheaper there as these suburbs are further from the beach and centre of town
Re: living and working
thank you katereid43 for your very useful info.
Travel Tips for Newcastle
Example: Blue Skies and Beaches, plus ships!
It is hard to avoid the beach and the harbour. Without the latter Newcastle would not be the city it is today. In terms of tonnage it is Australia's biggest export port and, I believe, is reasonably high on a world scale. Around 2 million tonnes a week in fact. This is mainly due to the coal that departs on huge bulk carriers every day, several times a day. You will see them anchored off the beaches awaiting their turn at the docks. There has to be a queue as they turn around these ships in 24 hours and there has been a huge investment in modern coal loaders. I really like Nobbys Beach as you will glean from elsewhere though sitting by the harbour enjoying a cup of tea and a mid afternoon snack as some of the ships go by is pretty neat as well, an activity I frequently indulge in.
On weekends you also get to see the yachts heading out for a bout of ocean racing; quite idyllic really.
Not quite offshore
So, there we were, sitting by the waterside at Starfish Cafe, enjoying a quiet Sunday with some of the rels by the water. I have to admit I was somewhat curious as to why all the tables bar ours were reserved but, what the heck I thought, it's a beautiful autumnal day and people want to get out.
Then we heard the loudspeakers blaring. They preceded the even louder roar as the offshore racers made their way to the start line right in front of our cafe. Now it all became clear.
Needless to say, being a closet petrol head, I took the opportunity to watch them do the first couple of laps before I was summoned by "she who must be obeyed" to go back with the rels.
This photo is of one of the world's most powerful boats, with twin 12 cylinder Lamborghini at 8.2 litres each providing not inconsiderable thrust. Mmmm, love that roar!
Every year around April there's a contest in Newcastle called Surfest. It was spawned by another we used to have called the Mattara (hand of friendship) but you could count on one hand the number of current surfers who have ever heard of that one.
Surfest is just below the top rung of contests and, it seems every year, there's a drama about whether or not the funding will be available to run it. For the time being it seems all is well for a couple of years and it would truly be a shame to see it disappear off the calendar as it draws lots of publicity each year for the town.
One thing I enjoy is that on the final day they have an "expression session" where a couple of surfing legends and possibly some other personalities get out and just have a good time in the water before the final itself.
It's usually held at Newcastle Beach though in 2006 the swell got up in the last couple of days and it was transferred to Merewether Point, right out in front of our own surfing legend's house, that of Mark Richards. These shots were taken on one of the early days at Newcastle point that has a really nice left in a moderate swell.
Frankie Frasca's Fruit Affair. A name I've never forgot. This guy is something of a legend. He made his name doing one minute ads each week on the radio and his personality burst across the airwaves.
Then, suddenly, after a few years, Frank was out of the fruit market and in to the restaurant business.
People used to go to his restaurant because, every night without fail, just about when dessert was bing served, out would come Frank with Dean Martin cranked up loud and the whole room would be singing "Volare". Many would form a crocodile and the joy would be spread.
Sadly, Frank is what you might call a ladies man and this brought him undone but, there is a light on the horizon.
At the West End Shopping Centre Frank has returned to his roots and opened a fruit store again, called Growers Best. I was down there the other night and, the same as every night, Dean Martin was crooning over the stereo and there was Frank, years on, still singing along. I said to him, "Why do you still sing this song after all these years?"
He turned and said to me, in that wonderful Mediterranean accent, "Because it's a nice song."
Mucking about in boats
Yachting has taken on a new lease of life since the opening of the Newcastle Marina around the turn of the century.
Most sundays they head out for some offshore racing and you'll often see them right up close as they come out through the breakwalls.
This shot was taken from Nobbys breakwater.
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The Executive Inn Newcastle
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Address: 10 Rugby Road, PO Box 72 - New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2305, Australia