Our Local Area.
Newcastle is the gateway to the Hunter and whilst the world famous Hunter Vineyards are just 40minutes easy drive away, there is plenty to see and do closer to Carrington Place.
Newcastle is famous for its beaches, with several of the famous surf breaks just a few minutes drive from Carrington. Guests can also experience the "new" Newcastle within walking distance of Carrington. The rebirth of the city over recent years has seen a vibrant new cafe culture develop, with many exciting eateries and bars dotted along the harbour shoreline.
Start at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht club, just 200 metres from your front door and wander through the Honeysuckle, Boardwalk and Queens Wharf precincts to Newcastle Beach or take a short detour down Darby Street for a tour of Australia's largest regional art gallery and your choice to dine from a long list of bars and cafes. The Hamilton food and entertainment precinct is just a five minute drive from your accommodation and offers a food selection stretching from fine French Bistro to Italian, Indian, Asian, Greek and Thai to name a few.
40 minutes North of Carrington Place you will find the wonders of Port Stephens, one of Australia's most beautiful waterways. Go Whale or Dolphin watching, quad biking on the "too big to believe" sand hills on Nine Mile Beach or just kick back and enjoy the areas sensational seafood with some of the Hunter's equally famous wines.
If golf is your passion, there are enough top quality courses within 40 minutes drive of Carrington Place to keep you busy for a very long time indeed. The highly acclaimed Newcastle Golf Club and its challenging beach side links design is just 15 minutes away while Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley boast a selection of resort courses from some of the most famous course designers in the world – The Vintage, Greg Norman, Pacific Dunes – James Wilcher, Horizons – Graham Marsh.
If you would like to get to your Hunter Valley golf, restaurant or wine tasting a little more swiftly, why not book yourself a helicopter, the Heliport being just 200 metres from our front door. If you are heading to Sydney, regular flights are available from Newcastle Harbour to Rose Bay with the seaplane departure point just 5 minutes by car from Carrington Place. Newcastle Airport with direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane is just a 20 minute drive.