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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.

Hotels in Newcastle

With such a nice range, you shouldn't have too much trouble reserving your ideal Newcastle hotel (in fact, we reckon it'll be a breeze!) lastminute.com.au currently offers more than 60 places to hit the hay.

Looking for some of our top picks? See what the go is at the Chifley Executive Suites and Newcastle Central Plaza. Crisp sheets and excellent service await!


Top Hotels for your Newcastle Holiday

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
4.5 out of 5.0 514 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$118
4.7/5 (23 reviews)

We enjoyed our weekend away and staying there made it more enjoyable

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020
With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Newcastle in Newcastle (Newcastle West), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Newcastle Beach and Charlestown Square.
NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4.0 out of 5.0 Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$159
4.4/5 (40 reviews)

Great spot with nice rooms. Very clean and friendly.

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020
NOAH'S On The Beach is in the heart of Newcastle, within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach.
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5.0 Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$199
4.4/5 (61 reviews)

The location, staff and rooms are great. Have a run or walk along the waterfront.

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2020
With a stay at Rydges Newcastle, you'll be centrally located in Newcastle, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Beach and Foreshore Footpath.
Novotel Newcastle Beach
Novotel Newcastle Beach
4.5 out of 5.0 5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$169
4.1/5 (36 reviews)

close to the beach, nice size rooms , easy checkin

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2020
With a stay at Novotel Newcastle Beach, you'll be centrally located in Newcastle, just a 3-minute walk from Newcastle Beach and 7 minutes by foot from Newcastle ...
The Executive Inn
The Executive Inn
4.5 out of 5.0 10 Rugby Road, New Lambton, NSW
AU$149
4.1/5 (58 reviews)

Clean tidy and quiet. Food was ok nothing great but overall a happy experience.

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020
With a stay at The Executive Inn in Newcastle (New Lambton), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of John Hunter Hospital and University of Newcastle.
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
4.0 out of 5.0 Corner Of King And Steel Streets, Newcastle West, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$109
3.5/5 (82 reviews)

Great location, friendly staff. Would definitely stay again, pretty cheap.

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020
A stay at Travelodge Hotel Newcastle places you in the heart of Newcastle, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Civic Theater and Christ Church Cathedral.

Top Deals on Flights to Newcastle

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