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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Relax, unwind and take your time at these locations

If you need to take time out this week to treat your mind and body to some serious TLC, Newcastle is the perfect place to do so. With a number of restaurants and cafes which ooze with chilled vibes, you are able to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life. Find time to stretch out at a yoga class or wander along the gorgeous shorelines of Newcastle to find peace and quiet. Whether you went too hard on the weekend or the school holidays really took it out of you, there are a number of places to visit and things to do which will be sure to level out your thoughts and bring you back to earth.

Feed your body

Goldbergs Coffee House

Gourmet coffee, Goldbergs Coffee House - Newcastle
Gourmet coffee, Goldbergs Coffee House – Newcastle

Start your morning right with a trip to Goldbergs Coffee House. This established location is home to some of the best gourmet, cafe-style cuisine in Newcastle and definetly one not to be missed. If you are searching for the ideal place to relax and enjoy a delicious morning dish, this quirky little Newcastle gem can deliver. For breakfast, dive into a bowl of Bircher style Chai muesli complete with grated apple, toasted nuts, strawberry & vanilla compote; this number will be sure to wake you up and give you the energy for a day of relaxation in Newcastle. Pair this with one of their famous barista coffees and enjoy in their quaint and relaxing cafe atmosphere for the perfect brekky experience.
Where: 137 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW, 2300

Stretch your legs on the beach

Sandy shores & tranquil waters - Newcastle Beach
Sandy shores & tranquil waters – Newcastle Beach

If you’re in dire need to clear your mind, head down to one of the many beautiful beaches in Newcastle and stroll along the sandy shorelines. A form of meditation to many, it has been proven that walking is actually one of the best ways to find clarity and relax. With the gorgeous views and luscious sandy coastlines that Newcastle has to offer, you are in the perfect place to pause your thoughts and chill out, listening to nothing but the sound of the waves and the swooping of the gulls. So grab a takeaway coffee from Goldbergs Coffee House, kick off your shoes, roll up your jeans and head to the waters edge for some beach-style meditation.
Where: ​Newcastle Beach, NSW, 2300

Indulge in lunch

Rocksalt Seafood Restaurant

Waterfront dining, Rocksalt Seafood Restaurant - Newcastle Marina
Waterfront dining, Rocksalt Seafood Restaurant – Newcastle Marina

In the mood for indulgence? Visit Rocksalt Seafood Restaurant for a tranquil dining experience overlooking the peaceful Newcastle Marina. Relax on the balcony and feel at one with nature as you view their exquisite menu which is full of delicious and contemporary dishes designed to melt-in-your-mouth. If you are dining with a partner or friend, be sure to order the grilled seafood plate for two which includes bugs, prawns, crab, fish, mussels, squid and octopus. Enjoy this fantastically fresh seafood experience over a crisp glass of white wine while relaxing in the fresh outdoor air. If you are looking for the perfect restaurant location where you can unwind and forget about the stress of everyday life, find it here at Rocksalt Seafood Restaurant.
​Where: 91 Hannell Street, Wickham, NSW, 2293

Find clarity

Yoga Loft

Stretch and breathe, Yoga Loft - Newcastle
Stretch and breathe, Yoga Loft – Newcastle

Step inside the Yoga Loft; located in the heart of Newcastle, this tranquil area is home to peace, meditation and mindfulness movement. If you are in search for the ideal way to relax, be sure to visit this friendly location for some of the best classes in the area, taught by masters in the field. Whether you’re new to yoga or a veteran yogi, there are a number of classes which are perfect for all abilities. Overlook the beautiful waters of Newcastle beach as you ease into a majestic state of mind. If your muscles are in need of a little extra TLC after your class, book in for a professional and dedicated massage with one of their expertly trained masseuses to relieve muscular strain and relax your body.
Where: 5/50 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Does nothing relax you more than a massage? Check out our Newcastle guide to some of the best massages in the area here

What is your perfect way to relax and unwind? Enlighten us in the comments below! 

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