Newcastle Memorial Walk
The Newcastle Memorial Walk is a scenic 450-metre cliff top bridge and boardwalk built in 2015 to commemorate 100 years since the ANZAC’s landing at Gallipoli, and the 100th anniversary of the steel industry beginning in Newcastle. Dedication to the steel industry is represented by the large amounts of steel used to manufacture the bridge. The walk is lined with steel soldiers, engraved with the names of thousands of locals who served in the First World War, and panels featuring fascinating information about the war. It’s a powerful commemoration to the war, and many people leave flowers by the names of their relatives.
Multiple lookouts and viewing platforms along the walk offer breathtaking 360-degree views of Newcastle, Hunter Valley, the pristine coastline, and the Pacific Ocean. Begin at picturesque Strzelecki Lookout, and end at Bar Beach by Bathers Way and Memorial Drive, where you may choose to continue your walk.