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Newcastle Holiday Deals

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Top Newcastle holiday deals

RIVERDOWNS COTTAGE
King Street Boutique Motel
A Railway Lodge
Gloucester Country Lodge
Valuesuites Penrith

2021 Newcastle holiday deals

Valuesuites Penrith
Nesuto Leura Gardens
Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Nesuto Pennant Hills
Spicers Sangoma Retreat - Adults Only

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

NOAH'S On The Beach

NOAH'S On The Beach

4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$218 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

NOAH'S On The Beach is in the heart of Newcastle, within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach.

"Fabulous location, helpful staff, clean. Good to have free undercover parking though very spots are tight and tricky to manoeuvre."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

NOAH'S On The Beach
Rydges Newcastle

Rydges Newcastle

4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$250 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

With a stay at Rydges Newcastle, you'll be centrally located in Newcastle, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Beach and Foreshore Footpath.

"Our room was spacious and well appointed Perfect location, close to everything Loved watching the busy harbour"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

Rydges Newcastle
The Gateway Inn

The Gateway Inn

4.5 out of 5
26 William St, Mayfield, NSW
The price is AU$159 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

With a stay at The Gateway Inn in Newcastle (Mayfield), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of University of Newcastle and John Hunter Hospital.

"Just as good as our last stay 3 years ago. With COVID there was on restaurant breakfast - just room service. What a good cooked breakfast. Excellent value for money and plenty of it. Cheerful service. Very clean"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2020

The Gateway Inn
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