Where old and new, grunge and hip meet to offer an edgy, eclectic neighbourhood.


Getting There


Only a quick drive from major shopping centres and pristine beaches with easy acces to the Hunter Valley Express Way.

Bus/ Train

Located central to Wickham's newly buit interchange it allows for easy access to all suburbs near and far via public transport.


Conveniently located next door to Newcastle's CBD and Honeysuckle's waterfront, Islington has all you need only a hop, skip and a jump away.

5 Place in 5 Minutes

1. Islington Park
2. Beaumont Street
3. Hunter TAFE Tighes Hill Campus
4. Hamilton Train Station
5. Hawkins Oval and Park

Where to Eat

Dumpling and tea lovers will be in heaven at Madame Mo’s. Step inside and be transported to China, then sample exotic teas in the tea house before savouring their delicious morsels of dumpling goodness. Mmmmmm.

Venture down to the Rabbit Hole at the Gateway Hotel and find a delicious burgers and wings. Hits the spot for a weekend lunch with friends.

Breakfast is the best meal of the day at The Tailor’s Workshop. Once the original site of his grandfather's tailor shop, the owner Josh offers Macedonian inspired family-style fare. Deliciously different!

Getting your coffee fix at Suspension Espresso is a daily must when in Isso. Arguably some of Newcastle's best coffee and as they roast their own beans, you can even buy your own to take home.

Where to Shop

The coming together of vintage fashions and bespoke leatherwork at Hide + Seeker is the spot to pick up your 70's inspired boho fashions and have a custom leather peice created by their leather craftsman.

Lose yourself in another era as you meander through the veritable treasure trove that is Stuart & Porter. Amongst the eclectic old wares, industrial paraphernalia, salvaged furniture, vintage curiosities and beautiful flowers - there's something for everyone.

For those seeking something unique, visit the interesting concept that is Yardsale Trading Co. Reminiscent of the traditional general store, visit Yardsale for quality products for the pantry, the garden, and the closet.

Where to Play

Stretch it out and find your zen at New Living Yoga, where their experienced and helpful yoga insructors will make sure you start your day off right.

Take the kids to the the amazing and diverse playground at Islington park. Equipped with all the usuals like swings and slides, you'll also find disabled and flying saucer swings, a scooter track, and water play. If your kid is more of the furry type, let them run amuck at the off-leash area.

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