Darby Street is the heart and soul of Newcastle’s cafe culture. If in doubt, head to one of Darby Street's many cafes for a meal or a coffee. You can also check out Beaumont Street in Hamilton or The Esplanade at Warners Bay.
Where to eat near the rink
Canon Espresso (cafe/restaurant)
Warners at the Bay (pub)
Warners Bay Hotel (pub)
Charlestown Square (shopping centre)
Stockland Glendale (shopping centre)
Mattara Hotel (pub)
Talk a walk along The Esplanade at Warners Bay. There is a variety of cafes, restaurants, shops and coffee spots to enjoy. Cross the road and you’re staring at beautiful Lake Macquarie. Talk a walk around the Lake and enjoy the view.
Warners at the Bay
What to do during the day
Newcastle Memorial Walk (Memorial Drive, The Hill)
Enjoy the view and sunshine at Dixon Park (Merewether) or King Edward Park (Newcastle)
Warners Bay waterside - walk around Lake Macquarie
Talk a walk along Bathers Way. This coastal walk links Newcastle's beaches from Merewether Ocean Baths to Nobbys Beach. It is 6km long and forms part of the Great North Walk.
Check out Newcastle and/or Merewether ocean baths
Morning whale watching cruise with Nova Cruises (Honeysuckle)
Visit Fort Scratchley (Newcastle East)
Visit Blackbutt Nature Reserve (Kotara)
Speers Point Park (the kids will love it)
Nobbys Lighthouse (Newcastle East, open 10am to 4pm every Sunday)
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Charlestown Square (closest to the rink)
Lake Macquarie Square
Stockland Glendale Shopping Centre
How to get around
Uber (best option to get to and from rink to avoid parking hassles)
Taxi (best option to get to and from rink to avoid parking hassles)
Visa/MasterCard/Amex cards can now be used to tap on and off public transport (bus, tram), as long as it has the paywave option. However, there is a small extra fee charged. To avoid this fee, get an Opal Card. Opal Cards are available over the counter from most retailers including convenience stores and newsagents. Opal Cards can be topped up via the pay stations at most train and tram stops. Tap on and off the buses and trams around Newcastle.