Arts and Culture 

If you’re an arts and culture fan, then booking a holiday at Macquarie 4 Star is the best way to soak up the attractions in Argenton. We are just 25 minutes away from Newcastle, which has experienced a cultural revival recently thanks to the ‘Renew Newcastle’ project. Nowadays, the city is packed with interesting art galleries, exhibits and much more.

Artistic hub

Newcastle offers visitors and locals alike a plethora of amazing arts attractions to enjoy, with its CBD and Hunter Street Mall packed full of exciting things to do. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s sure to be something to grab your fancy.

On Darby Street there’s a great range of boutique shops, restaurants and cafés, and for those who enjoy art, there are ample galleries to explore. Meanwhile, the Art Deco Civic Theatre is a rich source of entertainment, while the ‘Friday after Five’ scheme on Darby Street provides street entertainment and rich shopping experiences up until 8pm.

History and architecture

If you have a passion about history, or are simply keen to find out more about the area, then why not take a tour of the iconic Fort Scratchley? Overlooking Nobbys Beach and the lighthouse, the fortress has a long and very interesting military history well worth hearing.

Other historical sites of interest include:

  • Christ Church Cathedral This beautifully designed historic building offers stunning views of Newcastle harbour and boasts exquisite architecture, as well as gorgeous grounds.
  • The Bogey Hole Built around 1820, this site is testament to Newcastle’s convict past and is located beneath a rocky prominence at the foot of King Edward Park.

Call us today on 02 4911 9595 to make a booking at Macquarie 4 Star and enjoy the area’s local arts and culture!