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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

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Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (38 reviews)

    Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newcastle Civic Park and Nobbys Head Beach. Newcastle Beach and Merewether Beach are also ...

    Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)AU$208

    30 May - 31 May

    The Executive Inn

    The Executive Inn

    10 Rugby Road, New Lambton, NSW
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.1 out of 5 (47 reviews)

      Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Blackbutt Reserve and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from University of Newcastle. Newcastle International ...

      The Executive InnAU$150

      27 May - 28 May

      Newcastle Beach Hotel

      Newcastle Beach Hotel

      21 Parnell Place, Newcastle East, NSW
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        2.9 out of 5 (34 reviews)

        Situated by the ocean, this hotel is steps from Fort Scratchley and Newcastle Ocean Baths. Nobbys Head Beach and Christ Church Cathedral are also within 1 mi ...

        Newcastle Beach HotelAU$91

        21 May - 22 May

        The Gateway Inn

        The Gateway Inn

        26 William St, Mayfield, NSW
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.9 out of 5 (34 reviews)

          Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Newcastle Showground and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from University of Newcastle. Newcastle International ...

          The Gateway InnAU$159

          24 May - 25 May

          Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel

          Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel

          290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, NSW
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.2 out of 5 (46 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Charlestown, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Charlestown Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Westfield Kotara and Blackbutt Reserve. ...

            Best Western Plus Apollo International HotelAU$115

            26 May - 27 May

            Travelodge Hotel Newcastle

            Travelodge Hotel Newcastle

            Corner Of King And Steel Streets, Newcastle West, NSW
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.4 out of 5 (67 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Newcastle West, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Christ Church Cathedral and King Edward Park. Merewether Ocean Baths and Blackbutt ...

              Travelodge Hotel NewcastleAU$108

              26 May - 27 May

              Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach

              Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach

              Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (21 reviews)

                Offering direct access to the beach, this Newcastle East hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Nobbys Head Beach. ...

                Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The BeachAU$163

                24 May - 25 May

                ibis Newcastle

                ibis Newcastle

                700 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.6 out of 5 (29 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Newcastle West, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newcastle Civic Park, Merewether Beach, and Newcastle Beach. Nobbys Head Beach is ...

                  ibis NewcastleAU$113

                  30 May - 31 May

                  Top Deals on Flights to Newcastle

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                  *Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.