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Newcastle is a historic city undergoing urban revitalisation. Discover hidden wonders peppered throughout the CBD, West End, East End and Foreshore.

The city snakes around the coastline with the golden beaches just walking distance from many of the city’s attractions. The arts and culture scene is alive and thriving, and the emerging dining and bar culture has a very exciting vibe. The city has a wealth of natural attractions and postcard scenes matched by attractions like art galleries, museums and theatres.


    Meander aimlessly along golden beaches, take a guided tour of famous historic sites, experience international cuisines at a collection of modern restaurants, or plan your night around visiting unique and ecclectic local bars. There is so much to explore, it’s hard to know where to start.

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    Darby Street café precinct

    Hipster cafés, bars and boutique stores make this strip a great place to explore. Alternate music, funky book shops, designer fashion stores, quirky homewares and jewellery feature on Darby St. Dining experiences are abundant, with 25 cafes, many with outdoor dining, courtyards and cosy retreats. The renowned dining precinct also features award-winning restaurants serving up the finest cuisines from all over the world. Take your time to visit a unique gallery, photography studio and distinctive gift stores.

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    Honeysuckle and Newcastle Harbour

    Honeysuckle is a stunning precinct on Newcastle Harbour where culture and quality cuisine collide. The area features amazing restaurants with views of the working harbour. Ships, tugboats, kayakers and fishing boats all go about their business while landlubbers dine, run, walk and play by the harbour. Honeysuckle is home to the Newcastle Regional Museum and the Maritime Museum. It features a small playground and parkland, open spaces and sculptures that kids love to climb on.

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    Beaumont Street multicultural precinct

    The multicultural heart of Newcastle, Beaumont Street takes you on a world tour of flavours. One of the city’s renowned dining hot spots, Beaumont Street was home to Newcastle’s first Italian and Greek immigrants whose heritage can still be felt in the strong Mediterranean dining focus. This area is also renowned for its eclectic mix of antique and bric-a-brac stores.

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    East End

    With its majestic sandstone buildings sitting at the junction of the ocean and the harbour, the East End is quaint and packed with delightful surprises. Bars, boutiques, cafes and restaurants all feature in the Paris end of town where you can discover unique stores boasting hand-made crafts, quirky cafes, great street art and week-day markets. In the East End you can choose five-star modern cuisine overlooking the harbour, or a sneaky burger and chips by the beach.

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    With everything within easy walking distances you can have a great day exploring Newcastle’s beautiful coastline, restaurants, cafes and shopping delights.


NEX is conveniently located near a range of accommodation providers. We have partnered with The Executive and The Gateway to provide accommodation package options to suit your needs.

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    The Executive

    First class service in a resort atmosphere makes this a perfect accommodation choice in New Lambton.

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    The Gateway

    Luxurious spa suites, apartments and deluxe rooms all individually styled for warmth and intimacy.

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    Accommodation Transfers

    Complimentary parking at our hotels and transfer to and from NEX with pre-purchase taxi transfers available from Hotel reception.


  • By Plane

    Newcastle Airport is just 34km north-west of NEX, an easy 35 minute commute.

    Sydney Airport is 157km south-east of NEX via the M1 Freeway. Travelling time approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes.

    Flights can be booked on Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin, Rex Regional Express, FlyPelican with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

  • Getting To Newcastle
  • By Train

    Trains terminate at Newcastle Interchange from the Hunter, Central Coast and Newcastle lines. A light rail service operates to Honeysuckle station, a 200m walk from NEX.

  • By Taxi

    The taxi rank is 450m from the NEX front door outside Marketown Shopping Centre. Alternatively you can book a cab HERE.

  • By Ferry

    Connect to Newcastle via the ferry from Stockton. Cross the harbour and arrive at Queens Wharf, just 1.6km from NEX.

  • By Bus

    Marketown Bus port is only 450m from the NEX, with public buses travelling throughout Newcastle and the greater region.


Renovation Update

NEX at Wests City is currently undergoing renovations to improve onsite parking and back of house facilities. Due to uncontrollable construction noise between 7am and 4pm we are no longer hosting day events and The Extra will be closed for bookings. Events after 4pm are not affected by these renovations. At this stage we don’t have an accurate complete end date, thus these day event restrictions will apply until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please complete an enquiry form for evening event enquiries.