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I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published October 19th 2019
The Last Train Stops Here
Newcastle, events, school holidays, family, children, history, architecture
The station brought back to life (image JW)


The Station Newcastle is an event space in the former Newcastle Railway Station. The heritage buildings built in the Victorian Italianate style of architecture have been extensively restored and renovated by the Hunter & Central Coast Development Corporation.

Newcastle. Events, school holidays, fun, family, play
School holiday activities (image JW)


The last train left the station on Christmas Day 2014 and the area is now being used to connect the community with events such as markets, music festivals, play and holiday activities. The outdoor space can support events of up to 4500 people.

Newcastle. library, free, family, events, Markets, books, reading
Free lending library (image JW)


Apart from the attractive outdoor space, there are various opportunities for retail therapy. Make Space exhibits and sells the work of local artisans as well as offering regular workshops. There is Wildflower City, a cafe that is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. A free community lending library is provided by Book Stuff, there are also stores where you can buy homewares, plant-based clothing, surfwear or to learn meditation and mindfulness.

Newcastle, family, play, children, free, events, school holidays, fun
A fun scooter track for little ones (image JW)


Regular events are Friday Bar Eats n Beats on the first and third Friday of each month, Sunday Sessions, twice-weekly community gardening workshops. Entry to the area is free but some events and activities have charges. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook pages for details of upcoming events.

Newcastle, family, history, events, free, markets, music, food, wine
The last train (image JW)


The Station has been converted into a beautiful relaxing place to meet and play with family and friends.
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Why? Fun family activities
When: 8am - 5pm seven days a week
Phone: 0249255120
Where: Corner of Scott & Watt Streets, Newcastle
Cost: Free
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