Tempt your Tastebuds in Newcastle

Experience thefreshflavours of New South Wales’ Central Coast in Newcastle. A seaside port, Newcastle is famous for its seafood, and selection of the nation’s finest fresh produce.

The foodie’s festival

The most important event on Newcastle’s foodie calendar is the annual Food and Wine Festival, which occurs between May and June. During this time, the area’s finest restaurateurs, sommeliers and chefs converge to showcase the culinary beauty the region has to offer. Go behind the scenes with an exclusive tour of a winery, experience a chef-prepared long lunch, or try your hand at a cooking class; there truly is something for everyone.

All-year-round dining experiences

As well as the annual festival, the Central Coast region also boasts a selection of fine and casual dining that will keep you satisfied all year round. Boasting a palate of Modern Australian flavours, Asian-fusion cuisines and eateries with a decidedly European influence, Newcastle is the sort of town where dining out is a necessary activity.

Eight local restaurants have been awarded top honours in the reputable Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide awards, and the Newcastle City Farmers Market was named among the Top 10 in NSW.

Sample fine wines at the cellar door

Nearby, the Hunter Valley region is world-famous for its award-winning wineries. A little more than a half-hour drive away from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is your destination for when you want to sample a stunning array of reds, whites and sparklings.

Stop by a cellar door (or two, or three) to treat your palate to some superb varietals that are unmatched throughout the world. There are more than a staggering 150 wineries in the region, each offering a distinct palate - so no matter what you have in mind, you’ll find it in the Hunter.