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Christ Church Cathedral
Holiday Travel Guide

Admire the Gothic façade, inspect the elegant war memorial and bring your kids to the fun events in Newcastle’s cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral is an impressive Gothic-revival church that was completed at the beginning of the 20th century. The cathedral contains one of the city’s main war memorials. Gaze up at the church’s impressive tower as you appreciate the architecture of this ecclesiastical gem.

Join the pilgrims, worshippers and sightseers for a religious service in the cathedral’s large nave. Notice how sunlight permeates through the arched windows, generating a spiritual setting. Among the highlights are the excellent stained-glass windows and the large rose window. The building was damaged in 1989 by an earthquake, before being restored to its present glory.

Explore the Warrior’s Chapel, which pays tribute to those who died in World War I. See the gold-encrusted book with a list of names of the fallen who were from the area. Climb to the viewing platform in the tower to appreciate a panoramic vista of Newcastle. Capture photos of the coastline, including the city’s busy harbor.

Head outside to stroll between the trees and admire the groomed hedges in this serene garden. The church and its garden are on a hill, offering a scenic view of the city.

The active cathedral is the heart of the local community, regularly putting on musical and religious events, including baptisms and weddings. Hear the melodious acoustics of the choir and the church’s impressive pipe organ. Bring young children to the Mainly Music events on Thursday mornings. Check for movie screenings for kids and attend drama, arts and crafts and music activities.

Browse the intriguing items on display at the Christ Church Cathedral Shop. The store sells jewelry, medals and crosses as well as cards, pens and other items.

Christ Church Cathedral is between the Hunter River and the Pacific Ocean in the eastern end of Newcastle. Take a bus to one of the many stops in the heart of the city. Visit some of the other nearby sights, such as the Obelisk, Shortland Esplanade and the Newcastle Ocean Baths.

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Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM659 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

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NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM597 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

Offering direct access to the beach, this Newcastle East hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

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Novotel Newcastle Beach
Novotel Newcastle Beach
4.5 out of 5
5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM574 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Located in the heart of Newcastle, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Head Beach. Newcastle Civic Theater and Merewether ...

4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

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Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM659 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
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NOAH'S On The Beach
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4 out of 5
The price is RM597 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
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Novotel Newcastle Beach
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4.5 out of 5
5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM574 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
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Alloggio Newcastle Beach
Alloggio Newcastle Beach
3 out of 5
The price is RM325 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
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Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM439 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
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Crown on Darby
Crown on Darby
4 out of 5
101 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW
The price is RM409 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
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The Lucky Hotel
The Lucky Hotel
4 out of 5
237 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM354 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
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Terminus Apartment Hotel (formerly Quality Apartments City Centre Newcastle)
Terminus Apartment Hotel (formerly Quality Apartments City Centre Newcastle)
4 out of 5
111 Scott St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM505 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
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The Grand Hotel Newcastle
The Grand Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
32 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM385 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
The Grand Hotel Newcastle
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