The city offers the social and economic diversity of a large metropolitan city, with the slower pace of a large regional town. Situated on the east coast, with most areas within 30 minutes’ drive of a waterway, gives the Newcastle region a relaxed leisurely atmosphere.
Sporting events play an important part all year round, with Football in summer (A-League) and Rugby League in winter (NRL), as well as other one-off sporting fixtures such as the Asian Cup Football and Women’s Premier League.
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 is the final event on the Supercars calendar in November.
Newcastle Agricultural Show is held in March, and the Mattara Spring Festival in October
Newcastle Racecourse holds regular events through the year, culminating in the Boxing Day Races in December.
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