Once a quiet, working class mining village, now a hub of trendy beachside living, Merewether has quickly become one of the (if not the) most sought-after suburbs in the entire Hunter region, with young families, professionals and avid surfers flocking from near and far to get a slice of the sand-fuelled action. Famed not only for its pristine, surf-ready beaches, Merewether’s varied landscapes boast everything from serene green parklands and secluded beaches to lush rainforests with trickling waterfalls, and all within 5km of Newcastle’s buzzing CBD.
Streets are scattered with a mix of quaint old miner’s cottages and chic contemporary abodes – many of which come with enviable views of the ocean – whilst most of the local boutiques, bars and restaurants can be found at The Junction and Glebe Road quarter, in Merewether’s north.
A surfer’s paradise with great schools, beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and convenient access to Newcastle’s CBD, Merewether’s chic suburbia is one to watch for anyone venturing outside the city, be it Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Newcastle.
Having recently won the coveted title of Australia’s ‘best city beach’, it comes as no surprise that Merewether’s laidback lifestyle revolves mainly around its gorgeous coastline. Surfers descend from all corners of the globe – quite literally; this quaint beachside town hosts Australia’s largest surf festival, Surfest – whilst families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts spill out onto the sandy beaches to soak up the stunning coastal views.
You’ll find an array of beautiful boutiques, cosy pubs and quaint restaurants and bars in The Junction’s stylish northern quarter, but if you’re heading to the beach, Merewether Surfhouse is the only place for sundowners at sunset. From surfers and young families, to creatives and professionals, this charming seaside suburb offers a taste of relaxed living, just stone’s throw from Newcastle’s lively city buzz.