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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

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
4.5 out of 5.0 Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$199
4.5/5 (45 reviews)

Bathroom didn't have a standup shower just a bath with a shower in it

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2019
With a stay at Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle), you'll be centrally located in Newcastle, within a 5-minute drive of Newcastle Beach and Nobbys ...
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
4.5 out of 5.0 514 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$134
4.4/5 (8 reviews)

good situation, close to city, staff helpful car parking should be included

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 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 Merewether Beach and Newcastle ...
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$179
4.4/5 (22 reviews)

.perfect location very friendly and helpful staff . Rooms very clean, lots of cafes etc around withing walking distance

Reviewed on 12 May 2019
With a stay at Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach, you'll be centrally located in Newcastle East, just a 5-minute walk from Newcastle Beach and 9 minutes by foot ...
Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel
Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel
4.5 out of 5.0 290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$118
4.2/5 (48 reviews)

Large comfotable accommodation. Quiet and relaxing

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2019
When you stay at Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel in Charlestown, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute drive of Lake Macquarie ...
The Executive Inn
The Executive Inn
4.5 out of 5.0 10 Rugby Road, New Lambton, NSW
AU$154
4.1/5 (49 reviews)

Great room size, comfortable beds, great pool and spa facilities and great food options at the club.

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 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 ...
Crown on Darby
Crown on Darby
4.0 out of 5.0 101 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$149
4.0/5 (31 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 25 May 2019
With a stay at Crown on Darby, you'll be centrally located in Cooks Hill, within a 5-minute drive of Merewether Beach and Newcastle 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$118
3.4/5 (68 reviews)

I pretty much happy with everything except for one fact that the wall if not soundproof enough.

Reviewed on 21 Apr. 2019
A stay at Travelodge Hotel Newcastle places you in the heart of Newcastle West, within a 5-minute drive of Christ Church Cathedral and King Edward Park.
Ibis Budget Newcastle
Ibis Budget Newcastle
2.5 out of 5.0 3-5 Thomas Street, Wallsend, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$69
3.3/5 (14 reviews)

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 ...

Reviewed on 7 Apr. 2019
When you stay at Ibis Budget Newcastle in Wallsend, you'll be in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute drive of Lake Macquarie and University of ...

Top Deals on Flights to Newcastle

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