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BUCKET LIST: Top five things to do in Newcastle before you die

It’s still technically the new year which means it’s the perfect time for making lists. Whether you’ve called Newcastle home for a minute of a lifetime, maybe now is time to throw yourself into the town like it ain’t no thang.

There is something to be said for becoming a tourist in your own city and discovering the hidden gems that exist right in your own backyard.

So, in that spirit, here are our top five things you need to do in Newy before you die. 

1. Skydive

Picture: Skydive Australia

Ya, you heard me.

Not a lot of people know this but you can actually skydive over Newcastle Beach.

Seeing that skydiving is already on a lot of people’s bucket lists why not do it in your home town and see the beauty of Newy from way up high.

2. Go on a bike pub-crawl

Because not only do you get a little boozed whilst riding a bike, you also get to go overseas.

The only place to really do a bike pub crawl in this town is in Stockton, which is technically overseas right?

 3. Swim in the Bogey Hole

Sunset is definitely best, but the middle of the night also works but here at Newcastle Live, we’re not about to encourage anything particularly dangerous now are we?

But seriously though, this should just be a staple for anyone, not just Novocastrians. 

4. Slide down King Edward Park on a piece of cardboard

Childlike? Yes. For kids? No, no, no. Everyone must do this at least one in their life. Bonus points when it’s raining.

You can also set up a full-blown slip and slide if you like too. You do you afterall. 

5. See Newcastle from a rooftop

This is perhaps one of my favourites.

There are many great rooftops in Newcastle. Whether it’s your own inner-city share house terrace roof, or the office, or a carpark or wherever.

Why not take a cheap bottle of wine and someone you’re at least mildly attracted to, and see the city you love from above.

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Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.