Newcastle is a small city making a big impact.
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.
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.