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The Obelisk

5 Ordnance Street, New South Wales, Australia
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Great Views, Interesting History

I went for a walk up to the Obelisk to see what the views from there were like. The views are 360... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Anita T
Forster, Australia
Beautiful views

Such beautiful views over Newcastle and the beach! Definitely a great place to be on a sunny day or... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Newcastle, Australia
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“windmill” (2 reviews)
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5 Ordnance Street, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I went for a walk up to the Obelisk to see what the views from there were like. The views are 360 degrees over Newcastle. Would be great for both sunrise and sunset photography. There are a few picnic tables and an interesting directional marker...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Such beautiful views over Newcastle and the beach! Definitely a great place to be on a sunny day or at sunset!

Thank Harroldinio
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Bit of a hike up The Hill to the top if on foot for brilliant views of the town. The site of the original windmill in Newcastle the Obelisk was erected by the historical society. Popular with couples enjoying the view with a glass of...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful views of the city and surrounding areas. Great walk to get here (as some steep terrain ) but well worth it and always remember that it is all downhill on way back !

Thank Angmut
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This attraction seems to be a well kept secret and many Newcastle people I know either don't know it is there, or have never been! The obelisk is a short stair climb from the historic Hill, Christ Church Cathedral, King Edward park and the new...More

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area, the Obelisk is nice to visit for the views over Newcastle and the history of water sources in Newcastle through the many plaques on the ground. If you're not nearby, give it miss as you can get the same views...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a large white Obelisk set in a park on "The Hill" next to King Edward Park in Newcastle, NSW. Great views of Newcastle city, the entrance to Newcastle Port, Nobbys, the ocean, and up and down the coast. You can park for free...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2012 via mobile

It is not the obelisk but the location that is great. It is worth the walk. Walk up through King Edward Park, the only thing missing is an ice cream shop.

Thank PeterV771
Reviewed 18 June 2012

If you have seen one obelisk, you have seen them all, but it is the location that makes The Obelisk in Newcastle special. Being right on top of the hill (I’m not kidding, the suburb is called “The Hill”!), the Obelisk sits in a nice...More

Thank Fiver75
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