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Culture Corner


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What's Newcastle Like?

Newcastle offers you a coastal landscape, surf beaches, working harbor, historic sites, the arts and a vibrant nightlife. The Civic Cultural Precinct is where you'll find the Newcastle Regional Museum, Art Gallery, Civic Theatre, Civic Playhouse and the University's Music and Business schools. Newcastle City hosts the This is Not Art Festival, Surfest and the Maritime Festival which annually attract tens of thousands of visitors from Sydney, and the Central and Northern Coast.

Newcastle is built around a large harbor and just a few miles from magnificent beaches. Ranked the #9 city in the world by Lonely Planet for 2011, this vibrant, cosmopolitan city has a favorable climate with a relaxed and welcoming culture. The city's connection to the sea is apparent in the abundance of water activities and lively beach lifestyle. With a rich maritime history, energetic arts culture, cool bars, and acclaimed restaurants, Newcastle is a great place to be.

Region and Population

The second largest city in the Australian state of New South Wales, the metropolitan area of Newcastle boasts a population of over 500,000 people. Located just a two-hour train ride north of Sydney, this beautiful city allows easy access to beaches, countryside, bushland and cityscape.

Weather

Current Conditions for NewcastleForecast for Newcastle
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 8:59 pm AEST
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Light Rain Shower
57 F
Sat 23 Aug 2014
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Partly Cloudy
Low: 53 F
High: 63 F
Sun 24 Aug 2014
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PM Showers
Low: 52 F
High: 66 F
Mon 25 Aug 2014
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Showers
Low: 56 F
High: 67 F
Tue 26 Aug 2014
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Rain
Low: 56 F
High: 65 F
Wed 27 Aug 2014
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Showers
Low: 54 F
High: 64 F

Climate

Newcastle enjoys a pleasant climate year round - similar to the central Californian coast. Summer is warm to hot (68F - 83F) and winter is mild (49F - 64F). Precipitation is heaviest in late autumn and early winter, but generally pretty consistent throughout the year.
TypeJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulAugSeptOctNovDec
Highs78.177.776.5736863.562.164.468.471.874.376.8
Lows66.666.764.959.553.649.547.148.652.557.26164.4
Avg. Rainfall3.484.244.714.564.614.613.722.892.852.872.773.19

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