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Usher in the New Year 2013 in Newcastle

The city of Newcastle has a population of about 300000 residents, making it the second most populous city in the State of New South Wales after Sydney. The city’s history and economy are inextricably linked to coal mining. It started as an outlet for coal in 1801 and today about 97 million tonnes of coal are exported annually through its ports, making the city an economic powerhouse and Australia’s gateway to international prosperity. Tourist attractions in the city include museums such as Newcastle Museum, parks and natural reserves (e.g. Blackbutt Reserve, Foreshore Park), pristine beaches (e.g. Nobby’s Beach and Dudley Beach), historic sites like Fort Scratchley and the city’s many cultural festivals. There is something for everyone to enjoy this New Year’s Eve in Newcastle while ringing in the New Year 2013.

A harbourside party at The Brewery features live performances by local music talents gives revelers the chance to soak in some Australian tunes with a great vantage view of the Newcastle Foreshore fireworks. Activities planned at Newcastle foreshore include food, music, live entertainment, etc. with two fireworks at 9pm and 12 mid night. For revelers who want to stick to the central business district, head to the Great Northern Hotel where there will be theatre and live entertainment. Isobar will host its annual all-in-white party for those looking for glamour.