Your Newcastle experience begins here at Crown on Darby. Our location allows you to enjoy the culture precinct of Darby Street including one of Australia's leading regional Art Galleries, Newcastle Art Gallery. Work or pleasure you can enjoy ambience of Newcastle by day or night life.

Local Experiences 

Crown on Darby is situated in the heart of Newcastle and also within a short drive or private pdf transfer from attractions in the greater Newcastle area, Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley.


Our guests can discover the gourmet delights located on the doorstep of the property including cafes, bars and award winning restaurants. Dinner reservations can be made through our reception.

Shopping Precinct

Boutique shopping along Darby Street is always a pleasure and we are also located within close distance to larger shopping centres. Civic Park (300m) is also host to the Olive Tree Markets held monthly.

Arts & Culture

Crown on Darby is located in the heart of the arts precinct and is within a few minutes walk from Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle Library, Newcastle City Hall, and the Civic Theatre.


Newcastle has everything from fun runs to fishing, golf to gymnastics, you’ll find a range of exciting events to choose from. Crown on Darby is located in close proximity to Newcastle Entertainment Centre (4.2km), Hunter Stadium (5.4km), Newcastle Racecourse (4.1km) and Newcastle Harness Racing (5.4km).

Helpful Websites

For a comprehensive list of Newcastle Walking Tours please check

trip_advisor - Top Things to do in Newcastle. Click here to find out

Our friendly staff will assist you with suggestions of things to do and places to see during your stay. Transport bookings, for individuals or groups, can also be made through our reception.

Hunter Valley NSW
Less than an hours drive from Newcastle is the Hunter Valley Wine Country with its large collection of cafes, restaurants, golf clubs and wineries.

There is more than wineries in the Hunter Valley. Visit the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop and stock up on the finest produce from Australia and around the world.

Go hot air ballooning, take the kids for a horse ride, visit the Adina Olive Grove, Hunter's newest and biggest olive processing facility, try glassblowing, take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, go fishing or bushwalking.

A must visit is the Hunter Valley Gardens, with literally millions of plants giving visitors an insight into the colours and fragrances of 12 different floral themes.

Hunter Valley Wine Country tourism website.