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.
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!
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.
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
Bathroom didn't have a standup shower just a bath with a shower in it
6 Sep. - 7 Sep.
good situation, close to city, staff helpful car parking should be included
12 Sep. - 13 Sep.
.perfect location very friendly and helpful staff . Rooms very clean, lots of cafes etc around withing walking distance
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
Large comfotable accommodation. Quiet and relaxing
4 Sep. - 5 Sep.
Great room size, comfortable beds, great pool and spa facilities and great food options at the club.
17 Sep. - 18 Sep.
Friendly staff, clean and modern, great location surrounded with lots of cafes and restaurants. The hotel has security parking but there is plenty of street parking if you are using a car
5 Sep. - 6 Sep.
I pretty much happy with everything except for one fact that the wall if not soundproof enough.
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
Staff very friendly Intro sheet in room very good BUT The map we were given to get to DIGGERS for tea was useless because it had no side street names leading up to where you turn to club ..this is ..not.. a small problem if you do not know the area as 1 wrong turn can lead to many PLEASE EVEN IF ...