Add some adventure to your next stay. Here are some of the local attractions available in the Hunter Region
Surfest is held annually in Surfest 2016 in Newcastle, Australia features the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro (Men’s WSL QS 6000) and the Taggart Women’s Pro (Women’s WSL QS 6000)....
(1.5k’s walk -The Merewether Motel is the closest motel.)
Proposed dates for 2017
Tuesday 31 January 2017 to Tuesday 28 February 2017
*Please note, these dates are yet to be confirmed.*
Surfest is held annually in February. Surfest 2016 in Newcastle, Australia features the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro (Men’s WSL QS 6000) and the Taggart Women’s Pro (Women’s WSL QS 6000), along with eight supporting events. The event is made possible with the support of the NSW government through Destination NSW, Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota and Newcastle City Council. Surfest Newcastle Australia is conducted over 12 days from February 17-22 at Merewether beach, a recognised Australian National Surfing Reserve. Merewether is home to festival patron and Australia’s most accomplished men’s world professional surfing champion, four-time world champion Mark Richards (1979-82). Mark presents the winner a trophy in his likeness. 2016 marks the festival’s 31st year and with over 800 national and international competitors, Surfest is the largest festival of surfing in the southern hemisphere.Read More...
The Olive Tree Market
The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle's Artisans Market held on the first Saturday of the month at Civic Park, Newcastle With over 80 regular stalls...
Newcastle Jockey Club Details
Civic Park, Newcastle
(about a 15-20 minute walk from Merewether Motel)
Open 9:00am to 3:00pm:
1st Saturday of the Month
1st & 3rd Saturday of November & December
The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle's Artisans Market held on the first Saturday of the month at Civic Park, Newcastle With over 80 regular stalls the market has evolved into the arena that showcases the best of Newcastle's art, craft, design, fashion, jewellery, photography, textiles, handmade toys and more.
Sit back and listen to local musicians like Samba Frog play funky percussion, eat delicious food and have an organic coffee. Buy organic bread, fruit and vegetables and plants.Read More...
Merewether Golf Club
Our picturesque golf course is nestled amongst an abundance of flora and fauna...
40 King Street, Adamstown NSW 2289
Our picturesque golf course is nestled amongst an abundance of flora and fauna and is conveniently located near the heart of Newcastle City.
Come and visit our bar and bistro and be treated to great food, friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and affordable prices!
Broadmeadow Racecourse is home of the Newcastle Jockey Club and the social hub of Newcastle...
Newcastle Jockey Club Details
Darling Street, Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
(about a 5 minute drive from Merewether Motel)
Broadmeadow Racecourse is home of the Newcastle Jockey Club and the social hub of Newcastle. Where racing is held 24 Saturdays a year, along with our Newmarket Race Day in March as part of our Autumn racing season and our 2 day Spring Racing Carnival in September.
As well, Newcastle Jockey Club conducts a number fo other major race days including: the famous Boxing Day race meeting each December and the Pink Race Day in July to raise funds for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.
In operation for over 100 years, the Broadmeadow Racecourse is the largest provincial club in NSWRead More...
This multi-purpose outdoor stadium is the home ground to the Hunter Region’s two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights (NRL) and the Newcastle Jets (A-League)...
294 Turton Road, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
Hunter Stadium, formerly known as Ausgrid Stadium/EnergyAustralia Stadium is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of April 1970.
This multi-purpose outdoor stadium is the home ground to the Hunter Region’s two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights (NRL) and the Newcastle Jets (A-League). It was at Hunter Stadium the loyal and dedicated fans of the Knights witnessed the highly exciting and entertaining premiership winning seasons in 1997 and 2001. The Jets followed this up and brought the trophy to Newcastle by winning the A league Grand final in 2008. On 1 April 2011 the responsibility of management changed hands from the Newcastle Knights, who had been running it since 1988. Hunter Stadium is now part of the Venues NSW portfolio along with Pirtek Stadium in Sydney, WIN Stadium and Entertainment Centre in Wollongong and our neighbours the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground.Read More...