Newcastle Harbour

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Newcastle Harbour

Newcastle Harbour is one of NSW's great recreational riding areas. On the south side where the fancy hotels and the shops are located is very bike friendly.  You can ride to Nobby's Lighthouse to the east and to Tighes Hill to the west and then loop around Throsby Creek and come back to the main centre.  This is an enjoyable one and a half hours of easy riding with fantastic photo opportunities, about 14 km in total.

 

Once you have conquered that, grab a ferry (opal card or purchase ticket on ferry) and head to Stockton on the North Side of the harbour. Here you have the choice of an easy ride to the end of Shipwreck Walk (which you can ride on) to the east or a really good and safe ride all the way to Stockton Bridge and back, a distance of 12 km.

 

You can hire bikes easily on the south side of the harbour on Wharf Rd.

 

 

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Picture from Nobby's LighthouseThrosby CreekFerry to Stockton

 

 

South Side - Newcastle Harbour

 

All the pictures following are from the south side of the Newcastle Harbour

South Newcastle Beach

South Newcastle Beach

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On the way out Nobby's Lighthouse and back

On the way out Nobby's Lighthouse and back

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Wharf Rd

Wharf Rd

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Cowper St Bridge, we go under

Cowper St Bridge, we go under

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Crossing Hannel St Bridge and then head back

Crossing Hannel St Bridge and then head back

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Cowper St Bridge

Cowper St Bridge

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Honeysuckle Drive

Honeysuckle Drive

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Back to Wharf st

Back to Wharf st

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Time to catch the ferry to Stockton

Time to catch the ferry to Stockton

 

Stockton - North Side - Newcastle Harbour

 

The ferry goes back and forth to Stockon all day. 

The ferry goes back and forth to Stockon all day. 

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The start of Shipwreck Walk - you may ride on it

The start of Shipwreck Walk - you may ride on it

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Leaving the pier and riding back to the Stockton Wharf

Leaving the pier and riding back to the Stockton Wharf

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Now we will start at the Stockton Bridge and ride back to the Wharf

Now we will start at the Stockton Bridge and ride back to the Wharf

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Stockton Wharf

Stockton Wharf

 

 

 

 

 

External Links:   The Newcastle Cycleways trail that I decided was the best The Newcastle Council Cycling page   The great big ride for the serious riders  

 

Stockton Cycleway and The Tramway track   The Tramway Track document   Google Link to Start Tramway Track The Memorial Walk

 

 

 

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