Things to do


There is plenty to see and do in nearby Newcastle which is only a 40 minute drives from Caves Coastal. See below a range of ideas to help you plan your itinerary. Feel free to also ask our friendly staff for a recommendation.

  • NEWCASTLE MEMORIAL WALK - A beautiful walk, bullt to commemorate the spirit of the ANZACs

  • BLACKBUTT RESERVE - New adventure playground, reptile show & more.

  • NEWCASTLE MUSEUM - One for the history buffs or to save for a rainy day

  • CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL - A vibrant community in the heart of the city

  • MEREWETHER BATHS - A popular swimming spot with a great view

  • LEARN TO SURF NEWCASTLE - Newcastle’s only Surfing Australia accredited Surf School

  • BURWOOD TRAIL - Situated in Glenrock State Conservation Area, it’s the perfect walk for families, birdwatchers and history buffs.

  • LEGGY POINT LOOP - Take in the views of the ocean and coastline all the way to Newcastle from Leggy Point

  • YUELARBAH TRACK - This walk features a lookout with scenic views, waterfalls and places to picnic.

  • MOUNT SUGARLOAF - From the summit, you can see views of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the ocean which are quite spectacular.

  • FINITE GALLERY - Gallery with fine arts and crafts

  • MAITLAND GAOL - Once housing some of Australia's most hardened criminals, it is now unlocked for you to explore the site.

  • HUNTER WETLANDS CENTRE - Australia’s longest running community owned wetlands centre

Lake Macquarie

The beautiful Lake Macquarie boasts a range of things to see and do. Whether you want to get out on the water, get your adrenaline pumping, or take it down a notch and relax, we’re sure you’ll find something to keep you busy.