From the Obelisk in Newcastle

During the school holidays we managed to get a weekend in Newcastle with two of the kids.  We did a lot of walking, some bike riding and managed to find a couple of great places to eat.

From Newcastle's Obelisk by David Ferguson.

360 degree view from the Obelisk in Newcastle

One of the walks took us up to The Obelisk, one of Newcastle’s highest points.  On the day we were there we saw a couple of shows running past offshore with some bright sunlight inland, as always there was activity on the Harbour.

Of the places to eat, we loved Blue Door and returned a couple of times (even visiting their kiosk at Merewether). More shots in their Instagram feed

 

We also really liked the food at One Two Seven on Darby Street where we sheltered from the rain on a Sunday afternoon. The food was lovely and there were lots of shops to step in and out of the rain as we wandered back to the hotel.

The lunch outlook at @one_two_seven_darby #ontheveranda #darbystreet #newcastle #succulent

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We also visited the Newcastle Museum which had a lovely photography exhibition called ‘The way we see’ exploring ways to empower young women’s self identity and resilience.

Based on this weekend’s experience, I think we’ll be heading back to Newcastle one day to do some more exploring.