A new light rail network opened in 2019 and stops right outside the University of Newcastle city campus

NIC has students from over 40 different countries.

Merewether Beach in Newcastle was voted Best City Beach in Australia in 2018 – home to Surfest, the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere.

The University of Newcastle has its own surfing team that competes at Surfest.

Newcastle is home to two natural ocean swimming baths, one of which is the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Newcastle Ocean Baths


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