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Lonely Planet names Newcastle as a Top 10 City

Lonely Planet is renowned for its first-hand approach and commitment to providing the best information for travellers around the globe.

Among the most recognised guides written for travellers world wide, their Best in Travel 2011 is Lonely Planet’s sixth annual collection of the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the upcoming year.

Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community, it’s big news that Newcastle has been named the only Australian city in this edition of the guide.

Great people

The people are friendly and welcoming. They are very proud of where they live - and who could blame them?

Described by Lonely Planet as “a unique blend of imagination, sophistication and laid-back surf culture”, Newcastle has long been the birthplace for national and international talent. Locals from a number of fields including artists, sports champions, entertainers, musicians and authors have made their mark on the world. Researchers, designers and great thinkers alike call Newcastle home.

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Great place

A city full of heritage, famous for its relaxed coastal lifestyle and strong sense of community - Newcastle has the benefits of a big city, without the hustle and bustle.

Among cafe strips, boutique shopping villages and art galleries, are pockets of natural bushland and green spaces to run and play.

With spectacular beaches and an iconic working harbour – it’s a great place to live while you learn.

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Great education

Newcastle is a great environment for study, and the University of Newcastle is proud of its excellent education facilities and services.

Our Uni produces self-confident, well equipped career-ready graduates. Our degrees focus on academic and professional training, so students are taught in a variety of ways gaining real-life experience as well as knowledge.

Whether you want to broaden your mind, advance your career, increase your knowledge, travel the globe or change the world, the University can provide you with the opportunity and real-life skills to do it.

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