YoMan wrote: So generally Sydney has better beaches compared to Newcastle, but in Newcastle everything is closer?
Newcastle has got some great beaches, and is also easy to get out of the city and get some space to yourself. Sydney has got great beaches, but what it has most is crowds
It's sunday morning, the sun is out, the surf is perfect, and frankly today I can't be bothered to deal with the number of people in the water.
Fortunately, I'm freelance, so I'll just wait until tomorrow when everyone is at work
Newcastle isn't crowd-free by any stretch of the imagination, but less of an issue, and easier to escape than Sydney.
The lifestyle of Newcastle (and even Sydney) is a world away from europe and (apologies to the aussies on the forum
) may feel a bit backward in its attitudes compared to most of europe.
So don't take my word for it, visit the place before you make any decisions