It's a city on the up and up, with culinary, cultural and social evolution at the heart of change.
Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales. Once a major industrial city, now an elegant and attractive destination full of historic buildings and interesting walks.
Readers of a certain age may recall the bestselling book Slow Boats to China.
From heritage style to hipster hangouts, you'll find it in Newcastle, writes Danielle Teutsch.
Once maligned as an after-dark trouble spot, Australia's 'Steel City' has reinvented itself as a minor capital of cool, writes Rosemarie Milsom.
Lee Atkinson taps into the art beat and coffee scene of this industrious coastal city.
From beach to river to bush, Elissa Blake finds Newcastle has key attractions for an energetic family.