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The Best Instagram Ops in Newcastle
We all know how beautiful Newcastle is, and we’re stoked to call it home. Become the envy of all your followers, both local and interstate, by making use of the perfect weather and scenery. Grab your camera phone and make sure it’s fully charged; here’s our list of the best places to get your ‘gram on.
BEAUMONT STREET (Hamilton)
Take a walk down Beaumont Street from Hamilton Station and you’ll get a feel of the area’s heritage and multicultural identity, with various kinds of cuisines from around the world gathered in one street and set up in romantic buildings refurbished from the 19th and 20th century. For the foodie who wants to discover a new favourite outside of Sydney and Melbourne, there’s bound to be a favourite for everyone down Beaumont Street.
Location: Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW 2303
IRUKANDJI SHARK & RAY ENCONUTERS (Bob’s Farm)
For an adventurous day out, you can’t pass on the chance to meet and learn more about sharks and stingrays at Irukandji. Not only do these friendly creatures want to say ‘hi’ and make new friends, they’re also there to spread word about Irukandji’s conservation efforts, so drop by and take some photos with your new fishy friends! This is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Location: 686 Marsh Road, Bob’s Farm NSW 2316
NEWCASTLE’S FAMOUS TRAM (Newcastle)
For another change of pace, get on board Newcastle’s Famous Tram and let it take you on a tour around Newcastle and Hunter Valley! A genuine replica of the 1923 tram service and with a guide who knows the ins and outs of the tour destinations, the cosy and warm interior of the tram and the scenic route you’ll take will get you out of your block, and inspire you to take some enchanting photos.
Location: 150 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW 2300
STREET ART WALKING (Newcastle)
An informal practice carried on from thousands of years ago, graffiti used to express one’s feelings and thoughts on personal and political matters. Street art carries some of the most profound messages with a purpose reflecting the dilemmas, hard-ships and truths of the locals. Ponder on the experiences of these artists and marvel at the variety of ways people express their most inner thoughts.
Location: Morgan Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
FORT SCRATCHLEY HISTORIC SITE (Newcastle)
With a long and proud history, this fort was established in 1801. Travel back through time on a self-guided tour of the barracks and defence structures. Located on a hilltop with gun firings as a special tradition taking place every day at 1pm, there’s a variety of opportunities here for you to snap and share on Instagram. If you’re around in winter, find yourself a perfect position to watch the whales swim by on their migration journey.
Location: Nobby’s Road, Newcastle East NSW 2300
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