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Holiday In Newcastle

A mere 150 km north of Sydney sits Australia’s second-oldest city. Newcastle, the economic and trade centre of the Hunter Valley, is a wonderful coastal metropolis bursting with life. 
See the old fort that served as a defensive stronghold against potential Russian invasion and then soak in the natural beauty of the area in the wetlands. Browse lastminute.com.au’s fantastic offers on cheap Newcastle holidays and discover much more.

Things to Do in Newcastle

lastminute.com.au has plenty of car hire options in Newcastle, so get one. Then put it in drive and head over to Fort Scratchley, a former coastal defence fortification that’s now a museum. It was built in 1882 in case the Russians decided to get aggressive for some reason, but they didn’t. In 1942 the Japanese thought it’d be a good idea launch shells at the wall, but to no avail. Anyways, take a tour of the entire grounds and the secret tunnels running beneath.

Once the city’s defences are secured, make your way to the Hunter Wetlands Centre and get your nature on. Really, a Newcastle holiday is nothing without nature. Go on a 2-km canoe trip through Ironbark Creek and see animals like magpie geese, long-necked turtles and red-bellied black snakes. Next, trade the canoe for a Segway and weave your way through several paved trails. Remember, this is all about balance, so don’t get cocky. You don’t want to end up on one of those “Best Spills” compilation videos.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Aren’t you happy you went with one of our Newcastle package deals? Look at all the money you saved. Take some of those savings and treat yourself in the boutiques that line Darby Street. If you’re looking to become a hipster or just want to up your game, this is the place for you. There’s also the Newcastle City Farmers Market and a major shopping centre called Hunter Street Mall.

Hear that growling noise? That’s your stomach letting you know it’s time to eat. Pick out a delicious meal from one of the many restaurants along Beaumont Street. There’s everything from small cafes to high-end joints serving up dishes from all corners of the globe. You can also head back Darby Street, which has its own collection of yummy eateries.

You don’t want to be far from the night action, do you? Get one of our Newcastle packages with a hotel along the harbour in the Foreshore area, so you’ll be able to crawl back to your bed if you have to. But before it comes to that, enjoy a cold one from Queens Wharf Brewery. From there, you’ll be within walking distance of several major hotels that host some of the hottest nightclubs in the city. Don’t forget you room number!

What’s Next?

There’s something to be said about going to Australia’s second-oldest city. Figure out what that is and get back to us. But before you do that, browse our ridiculously good package deals to Newcastle—we’ll talk later.


Top Hotel Deals in Newcastle

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
4.5 out of 5.0 514 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$129
4.6/5 (16 reviews)

Parking a bit expensive, breakfast good, my wife enjoyed the pancakes. More milk in the fridge would be good

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2019
When you stay at Holiday Inn Express Newcastle in Newcastle West, you'll be in the business district, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Beach and Merewether ...
Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach
Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach
4.0 out of 5.0 Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$169
4.4/5 (31 reviews)

Amazing views. Restaurant service and food were great.

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020
With a stay at Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach, you'll be centrally located in Newcastle East, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Head ...
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5.0 Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$199
4.4/5 (57 reviews)

Pool was lovely but could do with my shade along the side for sitting.

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020
With a stay at Rydges Newcastle, you'll be centrally located in Newcastle, a 3-minute drive from Nobbys Head Beach and 8 minutes from Merewether Beach.
The Executive Inn
The Executive Inn
4.5 out of 5.0 10 Rugby Road, New Lambton, NSW
AU$140
4.1/5 (54 reviews)

Easy check in check out. Great customer service friendly staff

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2019
When you stay at The Executive Inn in New Lambton, you'll be connected to the convention center, within a 10-minute drive of University of Newcastle and Merewether ...
The Gateway Inn
The Gateway Inn
4.5 out of 5.0 26 William St, Mayfield, NSW
AU$145
4.1/5 (46 reviews)

Quiet, clean, big rooms, nice showers, access to gaming

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020
When you stay at The Gateway Inn in Mayfield, you'll be in the business district, within a 15-minute drive of University of Newcastle and Merewether Beach.
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
4.0 out of 5.0 Corner Of King And Steel Streets, Newcastle West, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$112
3.5/5 (77 reviews)

All great .....,......................................

Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2019
A stay at Travelodge Hotel Newcastle places you in the heart of Newcastle West, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Civic Theater and Christ Church ...
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