The Hunter’s economic gateway to the world
The largest port on the East Coast and Australia’s oldest export port, Newcastle Harbour is a vital economic gateway to the resource-rich Hunter Valley and the north and northwest of NSW.
With over 2,200 trade vessels visiting the port each year, Newcastle Harbour is one of the largest tonnage throughput ports in the country, exporting valuable bulk cargo such as coal, grain, vegetable oils, alumina, fertiliser and ore concentrates to markets overseas.
Newcastle’s landside port operations are managed by Port of Newcastle.
For up to date information on Hunter Coastal Waters visit the Bureau of Meteorology site
BOM - Hunter Coastal Waters
BOM - Weather Forecast Newcastle
BOM - 128km Newcastle Radar Loop
Newcastle Harbour is one of Australia's most diverse regional ports and one of the world's largest coal export ports. With about 2000 ship visits (or 4600 ship movements) per year and up to 23 vessel movements within a 24 hour period, the port provides major economic benefit to the city, the region and the State of NSW.
Berths in Newcastle Harbour are managed by Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd (PON).
Visit Nobbys Headland
Nobbys Headland — open on weekends and public holidays from 8am to 4pm.
Cruise into Newcastle
Cruise Hunter, a division of the Port of Newcastle, helps with every facet of a cruise ship visit - from pre-planning, port and shore operations, to tourism liaison.
Newcastle, Australia's seventh largest city, is only 160k north of Sydney. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and is bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches.