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MEREWETHER, Australia

Sun, sand and surf. Come on DownUnder

Sun, sand and surf. Come on DownUnder

Depot on Darby 7 mins by car - my favourite resturant/cafe also try Lotus at the Junction just 10 mins stroll

Depot on Darby 7 mins by car - my favourite resturant/cafe also try Lotus at the Junction just 10 mins stroll

Ocean baths and some of the beach

Ocean baths and some of the beach

My Country

My Country

Ocean baths at Mererwether Beach

Ocean baths at Mererwether Beach

Newcastle - ocean and river at Nobbys

Newcastle - ocean and river at Nobbys

Sun, sand and surf. Come on DownUnder Depot on Darby 7 mins by car - my favourite resturant/cafe also try Lotus at the Junction just 10 mins stroll Ocean baths and some of the beach My Country Ocean baths at Mererwether Beach Newcastle - ocean and river at Nobbys
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House in MEREWETHER, Australia

Our home is an old red brick Federation built in 1920's but has been fully modernised inside.
It is 2 storey but for a couple ground level living is totally ok as it only our master bed room, walk thru wardrobe and ensuite in the attic space.
Ground level has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study/office, kitchen, formal lounge room, family dining area, back entry/library, laundry and a fully covered patio with BBQ under roof - we dine outside almost all year as we have installed a fan in the ceiling for warm weather to make it pleasant outside.
The office has a double sofa bed if necessary but many flashing lights from computers and printer, fax etc that of course can be hidden from sight or turned off.
Our home is just 10 mins walk to the beach and about the same to the local shopping precinct. The afternoon NE sea breeze is a welcome guest in the afternoons on a hot summer's day.
We are 20 -30 mins walk from the city centre of Newcastle and on bus routes to several local areas.
We have the Hunter Valley Wineries 1 hours drive north west and the beautiful Port Stephens bay area 1 hour north east.
Sydney is 2 hrs.30 mins by train from Newcastle and they operate every hour each way.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired
  • Retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • United Kingdom

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

  • golfing Merewether Golf Links (2.5 km)
  • shopping The Junction (1.0 km)
  • forest Glenrock Reserve (4.9 km)
  • river Hunter River Newcastle (3.9 km)
  • sea Pacific Ocean (2.8 km)
  • beach Merewether Ocean Bath & beach (1.4 km)
  • lake Lake Macquarie (25.2 km)
  • mountains Watagan Mountains (55.2 km)

Close to us just half hour drive is the beautiful Lake Macquarie -it is the largest salt water lake in the southern hemisphere with 174 klms of foreshore.
http://www.lakemacquarie.com/
One hours drive (slighty NW) is the Hunter Valley Wineries - and our own Blue Tongue Beer Brewery.
http://www.huntervalley.com/wineries-vineyards.html
Another hour (slightly NE) is the Port Stehpens
http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g529017-Activities-Port_Stephens_Greater_Newcastle_New_South_Wales.html
One hour south is the Enterance
http://www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/regions-the-entrance 
and Terrigal
http://www.centralcoastaustralia.com.au/info/towns/terrigal/
For the mountain lovers - compared to other places our mountains are just big hills - nevertheless  there are the Watagan Mountains.
 http://www.exploroz.com/TrekNotes/NSWCoast/Watagan_Mountains.aspx
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkFacilities.aspx?id=N0133

Occupation

  • Retired
  • Retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is fairly relaxed and lay back - as Australians say - "she'll be right mate". 
Sun, sand and surf equals summer fun. This area has several pristine beaches separated by rugged cliffs.
Newcastle’s Civic and Cultural Precinct is centred on the area bounded by Wheeler Place, Auckland Street, Queen Street and the Harbour.
It includes such facilities as the Newcastle Region Art Gallery, School of Music and Conservatorium, University House, Council's Central Administration Building, City Hall, Civic Theatre, Newcastle Region Library, Performing Arts Newcastle, Honeysuckle and Octapod buildings, Wheeler Place, Civic Station and the waterfront.
Fresco style dining is very popular and possible almost all year round as our winters are mild - warm sunny days and cooler evenings. Afternoon sea breezes keeps the climate pleasant even on the hottest day when near the beach areas. Three popular dining spots are:  in the city area Honeysuckle on the Hunter River harbour side or overlooking the ocean beach - Darby Street in Cooks Hill and Beaumont Street in Hamilton.
One hours drive (slighty NW)  is the Hunter Valley Wineries - and our own Blue Tongue Beer Brewery.
http://www.huntervalley.com/wineries-vineyards.html
Another hour (slightly NE) is the Port Stehpens
http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g529017-Activities-Port_Stephens_Greater_Newcastle_New_South_Wales.html
 
 

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