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Hamilton Heritage Bed and Breakfast

Newcastle's Family and Pet Friendly Accommodation.

Out and About Newcastle.

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Just 7klms from our door is Doggy Heaven, Newcastle's only Pet Friendly Beach.

 Here the family can relax and let the fur child run and swim off lead in safety.

The harbor walk along the break wall can be accessed from this beach, dogs must be on leads.

The views of the harbor, ocean and beaches are truly spectacular from the end of the break wall.

 You may even be lucky to come across our resident seal.


There are numerous parks and reserves around the city and outer suburbs that are set aside for your fur child

to enjoy leash free fun by clicking on the link you will be directed to the information re your pets freedom and you can
 print out the information and maps re the particular locations of these sites.



For your  information  it is better to know the rules and regulations that Newcastle City Council
has implemented in regards to pet friendly places when taking your fur child with you to dine.
Dogs are now permitted in kerbside outdoor dining areas.  Your Dog can join you if they:-  * on a lead
                                                                                                                                                        * stay on the ground
                                                                                                                                                        * are not fed
                                                                                                                                                        * have the restaurant owner's permission

 For any other details you can go to the Newcastle Council's Web Site.


Just 7klms from our door you will find the wonderful Newcastle foreshore and beaches. So that you can discover what Newcastle is all about our council have provided a number of educational walks e.g. The Bathers Way and The Heritage Walk both are signposted with a host of information to answer every question that pops into your head. Starting at the Harbour near The Custom House Hotel you will find the Beginning of the Historic Walk taking you through the convict lumber yard and following the heritage of the area with wonderful historic buildings to view with a host of information. The Newcastle Visitor Guide which we will give you will explain how to view all the areas of interest.   The view above is from the Obelisk which overlooks the City by the sea as Newcastle is known, there you will be able to photograph wonderful memories on a 360degree viewing.

Views across the busy working Port of Newcastle from the new Anzac Memorial Walk opened in 2015 on Anzac Day great vantage point for Coastal, Harbour and Sunset Photography.

Discover the views from Historic Fort Scratchley open to the public daily. Self guided tours or take a guided one below ground to see how our Reservists guarded our Famous Harbour.   The panorama is breathtaking and you will find seating in various locations to just sit and reflect and enjoy the ocean air.   One of the best vantage points to watch for migrating whales in season from May through October.  Great place for the children to wear off their energy.. There is a kiosk with coffee and soft drinks and ice creams and ice blocks.


Beautiful Nobby's Beach and Harbour entrance looking across to the Stockton Sand Dunes.

This view of the Cowrie Hole and Newcastle Ocean Baths is taken from Fort Scratchley drive a wonderful viewing point and great Whale Watching vantage point during the months of June to October as they the Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales are on their yearly migration to the warmer waters.

Looking across Newcastle South and Newcastle Beach to the Newcastle Ocean Baths from the headland of King Edward Park.   One can follow the Bathers Way pathway from the Harbour via these beaches and through King Edward Park all the way to Merewether Beach.

Looking out onto Susanne Gilmore Beach named because of the wreck of the ship by that name, from the Whale Watching  Platform between Bar Beach and Susanne Gilmore beach, this beach can be easily accessed form the top end of Bar Beach on low tide other wise one has to wend their way down the rocky path from the top of the Bar Beach Car Park, much easier to wait for low tide, it is also a great place to take your dog and let them run free in safety as Bar Beach does not allow dogs on beach.
Views along Bar Beach and Dixon Park Beaches towards Merewether Beach, Burwood Beach, the Glenrock Lagoon or "Leggie" as the locals call it and onto the Dudley Bluff Headland between Dudley Beach and Redhead Beach further down the coastline accessed via Charlestown.


Newcastle various beaches where dolphins frolic and swim free from threat of injury and death, such a wonderful thrill to watch them enjoying the surf.

Photo taken at Bar Beach one of our more popular surfing beaches in the Newcastle Area, you can get great coffee at the Kiosk Swells.


Stunning Sunsets can be viewed from the New Anzac Memorial Walk which starts at Strezlechi Lookout car park and meanders down the headland to the Bar Beach car park

Each year from June to Nov the annual migration of the Humpback and Southern Right Whales make their way to the warm waters of Hervey Bay in Queensland and pass along our coast line...   this young whale one of last years babies having fun to break the monotony of the long journey to warmer waters, following the warm current flowing past our eastern coast.  This little fellow was frolicking off King Edward Park and Strezlechi Lookout, a great vantage point to witness these magnificent whales.

Interested in Whale Watching ? you can join Nova Cruises on one of their daily Whale watching cruises as well as view the magnificent beaches from a different point of view.  Contact Nova Cruises on to book a wonderful adventure.   Remember to take your camera you just never know when one of those magnificent Whale's will breach or show their tail or give you a big  wave hello.   This Photo was taken from Nobby's near Fort Scratchley.                     


Nova cruises have many other enjoyable cruise options available.


We would like to welcome CoastXP to our wonderful city of Newcastle, Ocean Enthusiast Dominic May and his team operate Coastal Sightseeing and Whale Watching (Jun-Nov)

cruise and event tours departing daily from the Honeysuckle Foreshore showcasing the breathtaking coastline of Newcastle and lake Macquarie from a brand new custom built vessel The Atmos!   The tours focus on marine life which inhabit the coastline, local geology. Aboriginal heritage as well as unique destination landmarks including wrecks, cliffs, island, sea caves and ships.

Contact Dominic and his Team on 1300 852 682 or go to their website and make your booking at

What a thrill for the passengers of the "Atmos"  just off Newcastle Beach


Maybe Art is your passion you will find a host of galleries to view a wide variety of exhibitions .

The Theater  may be more your style, The Civic Theater and Playhouse  hosts a wonderful variety of performances to enhance your life with dance, drama, comedy, cabaret, film and children's shows..


The Newcastle Entertainment which is only a short stroll from our door is the venue for live Overseas and National Artists.   Children"s live shows such as Hi Five, Wiggles, Disney on Ice.

* Horse Racing is another short stroll from our door enjoy "exhilaracing" at Broadmeadow Race Course the home of the Ascot Winner.

* Harness Racing is in our area 5 min. drive from our door enjoy a wonderful banquet while you watch your favourite come home.  A great night out for the whole family.

* Sand boarding, Quad bikes, 4wheel drive tours visiting the sand dunes, tin city, the Sigma Wreck, go pippying ( the for runner of the twist.)  All of this can be organised for you.


* Visiting the Hunter Valley and sampling the fine wines of the area, we can organize for you to be picked up from our door taken through 5 wonderful vineyards, lunched, chocolate factory sampling and cheese sampling at the cheese factory and brought back to our door. A great way to spend a day.

* Extreme sports may be up your alley such as hang gliding, paragliding you will find a number of reputable instructors to satisfy the dare devil within!

* Wonderful safe beaches abound all patrolled for the safety of the swimmer, board-riding areas, windsurfing and para surfing areas, dog friendly beaches everyone catered for.

* Beaumont Street Hamilton is the place to unwind and fine dine or just enjoy a coffee, you will find a smorgasbord of restaurants to suit all tastes.
* Darby Street in the Newcastle Area is another street of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques to suit the discerning diner.

* Newcastle Foreshore Restaurants is another way to relax and enjoy a variety of tastes and budgets, while enjoying the Harbour Atmosphere.

Whilst enjoying our beautiful harbour why not take the children to the Newcastle Museum or the Maritime Museum.