The Station

Newcastle's most unique pop-up destination at the revitalised former city railway station.
The 'Great Place' Winner 2021 - Planning Institute of Australia, Awards for Planning Excellence in NSW.

Piazza, shopping and events

Shopping and gallery spaces

Home to creative workshop spaces and great shopping - including jewellery, clothing, books, gifts homewares and art.

Pop-up events

The Station host's a mix of market days, creative workshops, fitness, music and foodie events. 

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A playful community space

A fun play space with a kids corner, scooter track, hopscotch, a HUGE frog and snake - and lots of open space to play!

Picnic on the Piazza

Sheltered tables, seating and adjoining lawns make The Station a great place for a picnic - with plenty of room for outdoor exercise too.

Celebrating revitalised heritage

A thriving community hub, honoring the heritage of the former railway precinct.

The Station Misting Tracks

A play space for everyone

The huge community piazza has plenty of space to scoot and play

Play in the kids corner, cool off on the misting tracks, and scoot and skate on the outdoor platform.

The Station Fire Pit

A unique meeting place

An interpretive tribute to local First People's relationship with the land and harbour

 The 'fire pit' glows red after dark, surrounded by boomerang seating reflecting tide lines, aquatic food sources and land animals.

The Flyer Train at The Station

All aboard 'The Flyer'

Interactive installation honoring the iconic Newcastle Flyer express steam train

The public artwork includes lighting, interactive sounds and train-style seating as a tribute to the special service The Flyer provided for the people of the region from  from 1929 until 1970.

Scavenger hunts

Explore The Station and nearby Museum Park on a self-guided scavenger hunt!

The hunts encourage exploration and play, revealing hidden gems about the unique history of the former railway station's by uncovering clues and solving mystery phrases.

The hunts are free and accessible open-air activities that will keep the kids (and grown-ups) entertained. 

Download the maps below, or pop in to The Station's shops, or Museum Park Visitor Information Centre for a printed copy.


The Station map   Museum Park map

Corner of Scott and Watt Streets
(and via Wharf Road)
Newcastle East NSW 2300

(02) 4927 3235


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Getting to The Station is easy with the Light Rail, Ferry and a variety of CBD parking options nearby.

Visit the destination website for maps and details.

Getting to The Station

The Station has a huge open-air piazza, and an indoor studio space for pop-up events. For event information, brochures and maps visit the destination website.

Event enquiries:
Sally Leacy
The Station's Event Coordinator
(02) 4927 3235
[email protected]

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New events and activities are popping up all the time. Follow The Station on socials to stay up to date on what's happening!



Award-winning revitalisation

HCCDC's transformation of The Station from a retired railway precinct into a thriving community hub had been delivered as part of NSW Government's Revitalising Newcastle program.

Visit The Station's project page to learn more about the revitalisation works completed - including heritage preservation, site enhancements, landscaping and public domain creation.