Forged by steel and sweat, Newcastle has risen once more to become one of Australia's coolest coastal cities.
Lying spectacularly at the bottom of a rugged cliff face carved into a natural rock platform lies the little-known Bogey Hole.
Connecting to an international flight from here beats driving to Sydney Airport.
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.
New South Wales' second largest city has thrown off its industrial reputation to become a centre for culture, fine food and art, in addition to its fabulous coastal location.