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Places we need to stop telling tourists about

Newcastle is a special place, and we Novocastrians are a very special breed. We’re private people, proud people, and we can’t have the tourists finding out about all of the wonderful places we have to offer now can we? That would only cause things like an increase in revenue, and just general human kindness and good spirit. So with this in mind, here are the top 5 places we need to stop telling tourists about (oh and if you’re a tourist reading this, you’re welcome).

The Bogey hole

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The crowing jewel of the East End if you ask me. Days and lazy afternoons spent taking in the picturesque sights of the Bogey hole, what could get any better than that? And we don’t want every person and their puppy finding out just how wonderful this place is now do we? Nestled behind cliffs, with naturally iridescent salt water, beautiful views and the overwhelming feeling like you’re actually in paradise, locals only. please and thanks

Regal Cinemas

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Looking for a cinema experience with a difference? Duh we all are. That’s why we never ever tell anyone about Regal. This delightful establishment offers a really unique and traditionally nostalgic cinema experience. Although they do sometimes show the hottest new releases, a good chunk of their time is spent bringing back the golden age of cinema. Yay.

Embassy Cafe

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Telling people about the cheapest and best breakfast in town? Not on my watch. $8 for bacon, eggs, bread, and… chips. Perfection. It’s also rumoured to be the longest running establishment on Hunter Street, oh and they also have greek coffee to die for. The decor is on point, the price is right, and it’s one of our best kept secrets, right?

Blackbird Corner

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Independent wares, hand made goods, all of the quirky wonderful things you’d ever want and need right on Darby Street? Nah man, no way, never heard of it, what’s a Darby Street. It’s not one of my favourite shops or anything, and I don’t spend a large chunk of my money there, you’d hate it, it’s far too awesome.

Scotties

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I was on the fence about this one being a ‘hidden gem’ or whatever but I’m writing this so I get to make executive decisions. Everyone knows Scotties is phenomenal for takeaway. What’s better than some super salty fish and chips after a day at the beach right? (Or the Bogey hole, see above). But… dining in, is another experience entirely. The food is incredible, and I mean really incredible, and what’s better than sitting outside under fairy lights, drinking wine, staring at someone you love, soaking up all that summer has to offer? So yeah don’t tell anyone right? Cool, glad we’re clear. 

Written by Laura Kebby

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

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