WARNING with maps. Some maps (especially council ones) have information about on-road markings. NEVER ride close to parked cars (even when bike pictures on roads confuse you). Unseen children can open car doors and push you into traffic. NSW Road Rules 153, 144 & 247 advise to ride the safe way (usually 1.5m away from parked cars)
The Uni has the best current maps on their active travel pages: newcastle.edu.au/activetravel
Cycling is only as enjoyable as the route you take. Below is some sources of knowledge for cyclists in Newcastle. Click the picture to link to larger file.