The Newcastle metropolitan area in the Hunter region is the second most populated area in New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. Newcastle is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.

Newcastle is 160 kilometres from Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter River, and is the predominant city within the Hunter Region. Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world. Beyond Newcastle city, the Hunter Region possesses large coal deposits.

Newcastle has many pet friendly features and services and these include pet friendly accommodation in the form of pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly cottages, pet friendly bed and breakfasts, pet friendly apartments, and pet friendly hotels. The approximate population of Newcastle is 320,000 and they are very well serviced by pet shops, pet food outlets, dog grooming and washing businesses, pet breeders, pet minding and dog walking services, pet friendly dining venues, vets, saddleries, farriers, pet dentists, pet transport operators, aquariums shops, bird aviaries and cages retailers, pet doors manufacturers and fitters, pet training and dog obedience schools, pet insurance agencies, pet funerals businesses with their own pet cemetery, pet photography and artists studios, and you can even find a business that organises pet parties.

Newcastle is a large city with plenty to offer the traveller, so why not drop in to Newcastle next time you are passing.

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