Merewether and The Junction
Centrally located, jump in the car and you're only a short drive away from all that Newcastle & Lake Macquarie has to offer.
With various routes available you'll have to the option of getting to the CBD and city-fringe suburbs all within minutes.
Being one of Newcastle's most sought after villages, Merewether's proximity to cafes, restaurants, pristine beaches and The Junction shopping precinct makes taking the car plan b.
5 Place in 5 Minutes
1. Merewether Beach
2. Merewether Baths
3. Merewether Bowling Club
4. Dixon Park
5. The Junction Shopping Precinct
Where to Eat
When Friday afternoon rolls around, Surf House bar is the place to be. With cool beats, delicious drinks and food, while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, Fri-YAY drinks at Surf House can not be beaten.
After you've done the morning walk, or stairs session, there's no need to waste the effort on the wrong food choices! Stop by the Merewether institution that is Blue Door Kiosk at Merewether Surf Club for your fill of healthy, and tasty options, and coffee that will keep you going long after your workout.
Indulge your penchant for old school vibes with a large gelato thickshake, or a triple-scoop waffle cones at the 1950's inspired Hood Milk Bar at The Junction. Retro, but with a modern twist, this joint is perfect for an after-school hangout or treat after a long day at the beach.
Now back to coffee. And in Merewether, Drift Cafe is where it's at. Nestled in the growing shopping strip that is Llewelyn Street, Merewether, Drift is the perfect on-the-way-to-work pit-stop for your morning caffeine fix.
Where to Shop
When in Rome as they say. And when in Merewether, we want coastal chic. That's exactly what Salt & Stone in Mitchell St, Merewether delivers in abundance. Pick up the perfect piece to give your home the Merewether treatment.
All the cool kids wouldn't be seen dead at Merewether Beach in anything other than Sanbah gear. With a range of mens, womens, and kids surf gear, and a massive collection of surfboards including locally made boards, this is your one-stop shop before you hit the waves.
When you're in the gift giving mood, make it special with unique hand-picked gift wrap, and the decorative touches on offer at Honest Paper at The Junction. Or find your gift there from amongst the collection of Australian-made gifts and specialty goods. This store is truly a special experience.
Entertaining? Or just craving a gourmet feast? Either way, you will find everything you need and more at The Essential Ingredient, at The Junction. But be warned, this store is moreish...you may lose track of time while you meander through this foodie paradise!
Where to Play
What's your workout style? Hard and fast? Pumping iron? Or downward dog? With HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), professional personal training, yoga sessions, and much more, Fitness Junction is sure to take care of your mind, body and soul.
Sunday afternoon doesn't get much better than beers, bowls, and bare feet. And Merewether Bowling Club is the spot for sunny Sundays. Have a laugh and a bare foot bowl with friends and family, or get your dumpling and tapas fix during the restaurant's Sunday Yum Cha and Tapas menu.
When it's girls night, the girls go to Pony Hair Studio at The Junction. Whether is hollywood waves, the tousled beach look, or a glamourous up-do, the stylists at Pony will make you the envy of the party. Oh, and the complimentary champagne helps!
When the explorer in you is busting to hit the bush, head up over the Merewether hill and test the tracks in Glenrock National Park. Take in the breathtaking views as you trek down to the secluded Burwood beach, and enjoy the serenity as you wade in the shallows of the sparkling Glenrock Lagoon.