Benefits of Living in Newcastle and the Hunter

Benefits of Living in Newcastle and the Hunter

Featuring a breathtaking coastline, endless café options, a vibrant arts community, boutique stores, a friendly community and more, Newcastle and The Hunter Valley areplaces many people are proud to call home.

Enjoy the relaxed Newcastle lifestyle

Two hours north of Sydney, Newcastle seems to find the right balance between a city and a relaxed beach town. Nobbys Beach, Newcastle Beach, Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach, Merewether Beach and Stockton Beaches are all within 5km of the city centre, giving people the perfect opportunity to soak up some sun, sink their feet into the sand and enjoy the wonderful views in between the hustle of the CBD. For those chasing adventure, there’s also the option of whale watching (in the right seasons), 4WDing along the sand dunes, mountain bike and hiking trails and more.

As Australia’s seventh largest city, Newcastle offers all the benefits and amenities of a large city but with all the friendliness of a regional town.

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Wine and Dine in the Hunter Valley

In addition to the beaches and engaged community, Newcastle is home to the famous wine region in the Hunter Valley. Known for the various vineyards, the Hunter Valley is a lush landscape with a range of dining and entertainment options. Enjoy a day at Hunter Valley Gardens, get up close to meerkats, majestic lions and exotic animals at Hunter Valley Zoo, relax at a day spa, indulge in high tea, wander around markets, or enjoy outdoor entertainment with live music at Hope Estate or Bimbadgen. Past concerts include Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Midnight Oil and Rolling Stones.

Free activities for the whole family

While there are plenty of venues, cafes and events happening in Newcastle and the Hunter, there are also great options for free activities, including:

  • Glenrock Reserve
  • Blackbutt Reserve
  • Local Libraries
  • Newcastle Art Gallery
  • Lake Macquarie Art Gallery
  • Maitland Art Gallery
  • Newcastle Museum
  • Speers Point Variety Park
  • Nobbys Lighthouse open Sundays 10am-4pm
  • ANZAC Memorial Walk and Bathers Way
  • Lambton Park
  • Ride the Wickham to Carrington Boardwalk
  • Ride/skate/walk the Fernleigh Track
  • Self-guided heritage walking tours (find the information, including maps and audio here)

With the strong surf culture, Novocastrians are (usually) relaxed and not in a rush, it’s a great place for an outdoor lifestyle. There’s a strong connection to the music and arts culture with events all year round promoting local artists and businesses and engaging the community.  Newcastle and the Hunter is also very food-focused. With new restaurants, cafes and bars popping up, there’s always new and exciting places to meet friends and family and enjoy a meal or a drink.

Yarrum Designer Homes is a Hunter based business, we’re local and can share our knowledge and experience building in Newcastle and surrounds. We know the best suburbs, the opportunities and the restrictions. Guided by our knowledge of the local area, you can spend more time thinking about where to find the best coffee, while we take care of the build. We take the stress out of building by providing turn-key homes, ready for you to move in, everything else is done for you.

Build Your Dream Newcastle or Hunter Valley Home with Yarrum Designer Homes

If you’re thinking about calling Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter Valley home, come and talk to Yarrum Designer Homes, we’re here to help.

We have in-house design experts to assist in designing a home, whether that’s a tight site, a great view that needs to be captured, or an expansive acreage. We specialise in Knock Down and Rebuilds in the inner suburbs of Newcastle and around Lake Macquarie as well as large homes on large lots. Building a new home gives you the home you want, exactly how you want it, with no compromises.

At Yarrum Designer Homes we know that the quality of our homes defines our reputation, so we hand pick the best tradespeople with local market experience, use the highest quality products and include the best inclusions – we don’t compromise.

We have display homes located in Merewether and Pokolbin, if you’d like to see what we can do to help bring your dream home to life, get in touch with us at or by calling (02) 4938 1345.

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