20 things to do before you can even consider being a Novocastrian 


  • Go swimming in the Bogey Hole 
  • Do the ANZAC walk 
  • Check out Glenrock Nature Reserve
  • Pay your respects to the site of our fallen comrade, the “Penis Tower” 
  • See dolphins at Redhead Beach 
  • Shop at a local Newy brand (ideas include Fayt the Label, and Wildflower) 
  • Catch the train or tram 
  • Lose your student card 
  • Try to give a seccy your bank card instead of ID at Finnegans… Totally not from the author’s experience…
  • Study at NUspace at a stupid time 
  • Go to the Sunday farmers markets 
  • Watch the Knights get their asses handed to them on home soil 
  • Go to Groovin’ the Moo
  • See a local gig at the Lass (The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel)
  • Get Coco Whip at Blue Door cafe 
  • Have a picnic at Bar Beach on the hill 
  • Make friends with random strangers at parks, hills, bars, uni… anywhere people are drinking really 
  • Party at BOTH 
  • Get breakfast when hungover on Darby street
  • Grab yourself a copy of Opus and read every page!
Tyler Bridges
Tyler Bridges