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  • 1. Merewether Baths

    Pool

    The largest ocean baths (swimming pools) in the Southern Hemisphere, Mereweather Baths are a Newcastle icon perfect for swimming and splashing...Read More

  • 2. Ned's Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This beautiful beach on the northeast side of the island is a mecca for fish because fishing bans protect them here. Brightly colored tropical...Read More

  • 3. The Big Banana

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Just north of the city, impossible to miss, is the Big Banana—the symbol of Coffs Harbour. This monumental piece of kitsch has stood at the...Read More

  • 4. Cape Byron Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The most powerful beacon on the Australian coastline, Cape Byron Lighthouse dominates the southern end of the beach at Byron Bay and attracts...Read More

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  • 5. Cape Byron Walking Track

    Trail/Path

    This popular trail circumnavigates a 150-acre reserve, passes through grasslands and rain forest, and has sensational seas views as you circle...Read More

  • 6. Dolphin Marine Magic

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Near the port in Coffs Harbour, the Dolphin Marine Magic aquarium includes colorful reef fish, turtles, seals, penguins, baby crocodiles, and...Read More

  • 7. Fort Scratchley

    Building/Architectural Site

    This was one of several forts built on headlands along Australia's shore in the mid-to-late 19th century to defend the colony against a possible...Read More

  • 8. Muttonbird Island

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The town has a lively and attractive harbor in the shelter of Muttonbird Island, and a stroll out to this nature reserve is delightful in the...Read More

  • 9. Newcastle Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In the former headquarters of the Great Northern Railway, right on Newcastle Harbour, this museum tells the story of the city's coal mining...Read More

  • 10. Nobby's Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    A Newcastle landmark, Nobby's Lighthouse (on Nobby's Headland) was the third to be built in New South Wales when it opened in 1854. It's at...Read More

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