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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. 


With its affordable house prices, beachfront vistas and convenient proximity to the CBD, Merewether is becoming a bit of a hotspot for young families and professionals looking for the ultimate sea change. Spilling over from Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney and beyond, the neighbourhood is the perfect blend of city executives, creatives, families, students and retired locals, with a warm, friendly vibe that makes you feel right at home. 

Area Features

Award-Winning Beaches

Crowned as the ‘best city beach’ in Australia, this shoreside suburb is a beach and surf mecca, with plenty of space to stretch out atop the golden sands – despite its award-winning credentials, if you rock up during the summer, you’re almost guaranteed a spacious spot. 

Year-Round Ocean Baths

Thought to be the largest in the southern hemisphere, Merewether’s striking Ocean Baths are as beautiful as they are practical, and open to swimming enthusiasts all-year-round. Dug in to the rocky outcrop at the southern-end of Merewether Beach, there are two vast pools to choose from; 100m x 50m, and 100m x 27m. 

Boutique Shopping

Head to The Junction, just north of Merewether, for a shopping fix or spot of lunch. There are plenty of boutiques, local bars and quaint eateries to choose from.   

Stunning Ocean Views

It’s no secret that Merewether locals are lured to the area by the beautiful ocean backdrops. An even bigger draw is looking out onto the rippling waters from the comfort of your own apartment. Pure bliss. 

An Outdoor Haven

From coastal walks and parkland strolls to rainforest treks and thrilling watersports, Merewether is a bubbling hub of outdoor adventure. 


Home to Australia’s largest surf festival, Surfest welcomes an elite selection of world-class surfers from Australia and beyond, with a thrilling line-up of waterside action, both in and out of the ocean.

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