If you are looking for an exciting and intellectually stimulating place to study - one that introduces you to the real Australia - look no further than Newcastle. Newcastle combines a country setting with all the advantages of city living.
Living in Newcastle
A lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline, Newcastle boasts wonderful beaches, a low cost of living, a very favourable climate, a casual lifestyle, and it's not far from Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.
Its population of 350,000 supports a thriving business and commercial sector and an excellent network of leading health care and educational facilities. Newcastle offers all the usual city comforts, such as restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, theatres, art galleries, shopping centres and nightclubs.
Newcastle is also a popular tourist destination. A few kilometres south of the city is Australia's largest seaboard lake, Lake Macquarie, scene of many national and international sailing events.
Less than one hour's drive to the north is the impressive harbour of Port Stephens, a popular centre for big game fishing, sailing, surfing, and sailboarding. To the west are the internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley, many of them more than a century old. And to the south is the beauty and beaches of the Central Coast.