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StocktonNewcastle

Choose from fishing, surfing and bird-watching in this dynamic and peaceful headland suburb with a proud culture and a Tin City.

Stockton is a scenic peninsula and suburb straddling the Hunter River, the Fullerton Cove and the Pacific Ocean. It a residential area known for its sand dunes, pristine beaches and marshes. Stroll through the charming alleys of this serene area for a glimpse into local culture.

Notice the rows of 19th-century cottages flanking the narrow lanes of this sleepy suburb. Browse the stores on the main shopping street and people-watch from one of the cafés along the coast. Among the most intriguing buildings are the beach shacks of Tin City, built as a base for shipwrecked sailors.

Relax on the sandy haven of Stockton Beach on a warm, sunny day. Enjoy snacks and refreshments at the picnic shelters and bring the kids to the playground. Learn to surf on the waves and watch experts challenge the mighty ocean. You can stay overnight under the stars in the campsites of the Stockton Beach Tourist Park.

Practice your swing on the picturesque course of Newcastle Golf Club. Go fishing in the river or at Newcastle Harbour. Gaze up at the migratory wading birds soaring above the marshes of Hunter Wetlands National Park and the Kooragang Nature Reserve.

Learn about the life of local hero Dave Sands, who was a champion boxer after World War II. Several monuments are dotted around the area in memory of the boxer as well as the many shipwrecks that took place in the area.

Inspect the rusty remains of the Adolphe Shipwreck on the Stockton break wall. It is one of several old hulks that can be found on the Shipwreck Walk Breakwater. Snap photos of these old ships with a backdrop of Nobbys Head and its lighthouse across the water.

Stockton is on a headland in the northeastern part of Newcastle. Cross the Stockton Bridge by bus to one of the many stops on the peninsula or consider taking a ferry to get here. See nearby areas, such as Newcastle East, The Hill and the central Civic district.


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NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park
NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM547 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Stockton campsite is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stockton Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Newcastle Beach. Little Park Beach and Worimi Conservation ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (62 reviews)

"nice clean cabins,good location,good price and excellent friendly staff made it all a pleasure to stay there"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

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Boatrowers Hotel Stockton
Boatrowers Hotel Stockton
2.5 out of 5
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Located in Stockton, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Stockton Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Newcastle Beach. Worimi Conservation Lands and Little Park Beach ...

4.2/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"Comfortable bed, good (shared) shower. Under the bed was a bit dirty though."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

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Beulah's Beach House at Stockton
Beulah's Beach House at Stockton
3 out of 5
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Located in Stockton, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Worimi Conservation Lands and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Newcastle Beach. Stockton Beach and Little ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Very spacious and comfortable

"Very spacious and clean. Great facilities and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 30 May 2018

Beulah's Beach House at Stockton
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM544 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in the heart of Newcastle, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Newcastle Civic Theater and Newcastle Beach. Foreshore Footpath and Newcastle ...

4.4/5Excellent! (942 reviews)

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Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

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NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
The price is RM569 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

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! (964 reviews)

"Room was nice and clean. A lot noise in the morning tho"…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2020

NOAH'S On The Beach
Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel
Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel
4.5 out of 5
290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, NSW
The price is RM353 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in Charlestown, this luxury hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Westfield Kotara and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Blackbutt Reserve. Dudley Beach and John Hunter Hospital ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"Clean and spacious. We stayed in a family room which was 2 rooms so that was nice and big. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

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