Newcastle is a beach town 167km north of Sydney.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at Dyke Point across the harbour from town. A shuttle service may be offered or tenders may be provided to Queens Wharf pier across the harbour.
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Money and Tipping
||Australia's currency is the Australian dollar (AUD). Bills are plastic with coins for $2 and under. Australia has eliminated the penny and cash transactions are rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. Taxes are inclusive on sticker prices of items and tipping is not common. Money exchange can be done at any bank. When changing money, make sure you get a good rate and don't pay commission. ATM's are readily available. Tipping is not customary in Australia.
Newcastle is very walkable so you shouldn't have to use local transport.
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- Queens Wharf Tower - located beside the tender pier, take a quick climb up for a view of the harbor
- Newcastle Beach - The areas largest beach.
- Nobby's Head - take a walk down this long causeway to the end. There is a small beach on the south side.
- Fort Scratchly - this historic site now houses a military museum
Shopping & Restaurants
Hunter St Pedestrian Mall is on the other end of the overpass over the train tracks.
Try cafes and restaurants for free WiFi.
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