Merewether/Merewether Heights

Suburb Profile


Once a miner’s village, Merewether has quickly risen to the top of Newcastle’s suburban scene, with buyers drawn to the phenomenal beaches, schools and proximity to the CBD.

The Junction and Glebe Road quarter to Merewether’s north provide local conveniences of fresh produce, retail and dining options aplenty, while the Merewether Surfhouse and The Beach Hotel by the water offer locals relaxing venues to soak up the coastal scenery over drinks and a meal. Darby Street, Civic and Honeysuckle precincts are also a stone’s throw away, ensuring that residents have immediate access to the best features and events of Newcastle City.

Without the pretension or the tourism of some of Sydney’s beachside ‘burbs, Merewether’s streets are a mix of old miner’s cottages sitting alongside the more contemporary homes of residents hoping to make the most of premium ocean views and ever-increasing property values.

Merewether is a surfer’s nirvana. With the celebrated Surfest held on Merewether Beach each February. The expansive Merewether Ocean Baths, upgraded in 2014 are perfect for the whole family, and the dramatic Glenrock State Conservation Area of Merewether Heights is a great weekend activity, with secluded beaches, rainforest walks and waterfalls – all within 5 kilometres of the CBD.

With plenty of schooling options close-by and a smorgasbord of parks and outdoor recreation activities, Merewether is the cream of the crop for a family focused beachside lifestyle. It’s easy to see why Merewether is one of Newcastle’s most cherished pockets. 


Merewether Public School

Holy Family Primary School

Hamilton South Public school

Merewether heights Public School

The Junction Public School

Newcastle High School

Kotara High School

St Pius X College

Newcastle Grammar School

Merewether High School


160km from Sydney

4km from Newcastle


Daily bus services throughout Merewether

Adamstown and Broadmeadow train stations run daily services to Maitland and Sydney


Glenrock State Recreation Area

Townson Oval

Dixon Park Beach

Newcastle Memorial Walk

Glenrock Lagoon

Merewether Ocean baths

Merewether Golf Club

Local Listings

Merewether, NSW

2 1 1

Merewether, NSW

2/80 Mitchell Street

2 1 1

$730,000 - $780,000

Merewether, NSW

6 4 4

Merewether, NSW

17 Curry Street

6 4 4

Auction Sat 9 Oct 2021, 11:30am

Merewether, NSW

5 3 4

Merewether, NSW

47 Scenic Drive

5 3 4

Auction Sat 25 Sep 2021, 12:45pm


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