Easter remains one of the last few times the Australian calendar has a majority of places forced closure and thus a time when most people have an opportunity to catch-up, recharge, connect with themselves and one another.
So we had a quick poll in the office for suggested places to take the festivities to.
"With over 182 hectares of scenic natural bushland and a large array of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Visitors can engage in both recreational and educational pursuits as they explore over 10 kilometres of stunning walking trails, unwind in peaceful picnic and playground areas and interact with our environment through a unique wildlife exhibit, tours and encounters. Blackbutt Reserve is the place to go if you enjoy nature, love adventure and like to soak up culture like a sponge. And the best part is it’s free for everyone to enjoy!" Facebook
King Edward Park
Not just the green land infront of Newcastle's most notorious complaining street, King Edward Park is an icon for Novocastrian picnics with the Bogey Hole just a short stroll down the path, beautiful parkland and a playground to suit children and childish alike.
Any of Newcastle's beautiful beaches
We don't need to list them, but a few highlight locations would have to be Nobby's Beach, Newcastle Beach, Bar Beach, Dixon Park or hang at one of the cafes at Merewether Beach (better yet stroll up to The Beach Hotel for a beverage).
Prefer to party over the long weekend?
With Good Friday sees most venues in the city closed, but that just means that we can party a little later and sleep in after Good Thursday. Here are a few highlights for Thursday night and beyond... Click Images to find link to events.
Beyond the weekend, we are also looking forward to these beauties the following weekend.