Newcastle nightlife bar Silo

Everything old is new

Once maligned as an after-dark trouble spot, Australia's 'Steel City' has reinvented itself as a minor capital of cool, writes Rosemarie Milsom.

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At a clip ... the TreeTop Adventure Park.

Tracks on the coast

From beach to river to bush, Elissa Blake finds Newcastle has key attractions for an energetic family.

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Hayman Island.

Hot and happening

The carefree days of summer are coming - Lee Atkinson compiles a wish-list of some of the country's best new adventures.

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Melbourne Street Art Tours

Outside the Xbox

For the notoriously difficult to impress, Lee Atkinson recommends ghost tours, adventure and urban grit.

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Off the beaten track ... Merewether Ocean Baths.

A natural progression

Ben Stubbs discovers a wetland aviary and thriving wildlife on bush trails just 10 kilometres from the centre of Newcastle.

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