Wednesday, 13 April 2016


The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. It is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the local government areas of City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.

162 kilometres NNE of Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle is the predominant city within the Hunter Region. Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world, exporting over 97 megatons of coal in 2009–10 with plans to expand annual capacity to 180 megatons by 2013. Beyond the city, the Hunter Region possesses large coal deposits. Geologically, the area is located in the central-eastern part of the Sydney basin.

Newcastle is on the southern bank of the Hunter River mouth. The northern side is dominated by sand dunes, swamps and multiple river channels. A 'green belt' protecting plant and wildlife flanks the city from the west (Watagan mountains) around to the north where it meets the coast just north of Stockton. Urban development is mainly restricted to the hilly southern bank.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. The shots of the coast are brillant!

  2. Beautiful coastal photos! Very creative eye ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  3. if ever i can... i will go there... .seems truly wonderful

    Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Love the shots overlooking the city...and the coast, so beautiful!

  5. Hello, lovely views of the beach and coastline. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  6. you can almost hear the waves !

  7. The more shots I see of Australia, the more I wish I were visiting there!
    Thank you for sharing photos of your lovely country at

  8. These are simply gorgeous pictures of the water and it's edge. The beach and coast are beautiful.

  9. Thanks for this photos, they reminded me of my visit there decades ago. I remember the coal mines, the lovely landscape, the beaches and the big abalone i saw in one rock crevice. I now pray for those people i met there whom i already lost contact now.

  10. Gorgeous shots....our country is very photogenic isn't it? I've recently moved to the Central Coast of NSW and am spoilt for choices too. Cheers, Denyse

  11. the coastline is gorgeous


  12. This is a beautiful coastline. Great photos.


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