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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Newcastle harbour, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Newcastle harbour...

Newcastle harbour is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Newcastle harbour varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 17.9°C (64.2°F) in September up to 23.4°C (74.1°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Newcastle harbour is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Newcastle harbour?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Newcastle harbour is approximately:
19°C (67°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Newcastle harbour. The closest one is Nobbys Reef, which is just 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Newcastle harbour. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Nobbys Reef and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Newcastle harbour is Nobbys Beach, which is approximately 0.4km (0.2miles) away.

Are there beaches located close to Newcastle harbour?

No, not many beaches are located close to Newcastle harbour. The closest decent one is Ninety Mile Beach, which is more than 1206.5km (749.4miles) away from Newcastle harbour. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Oreti Beach, which is roughly 1218.7km (757miles) away from Newcastle harbour.

What wetsuit do I need for Newcastle harbour?

The water temperature at Newcastle harbour is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures drop down to roughly 18°C (64°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Newcastle harbour?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during spring when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Newcastle harbour: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Newcastle harbour...

Do you know what the the city Hooge in Germany, the city Hienghene in New Caledonia, and the city Metapa de Dominguez in Mexico have in common with Newcastle harbour? Click on the links to find out...