Newcastle is settling into a new post-mining, post-BP era in which the inner-city landscape is changing from grungy wasteland to social and cultural hub, with an influx of new cafes and restaurants.
If you're visiting Newcastle, this stylish Nordic-inspired cottage offers one of the best possible locations to stay.
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.