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Holiday To Newcastle

Searching for a brilliant getaway? Pack your bathers and escape on a Newcastle holiday. Located on the coast of New South Wales, Newcastle is lined with sunny beaches.
That’s not the only thing that sparkles in this city. With its history grounded in rough-and-tumble coal mining, Newcastle started out as a diamond in the rough. Today, you’ll find a luxurious seaside hideaway with natural beauty and easygoing charm. Sure, you’ll likely spend your days lying on the sand perfecting your tan, but you’ll want to get a culture fix too, and this busy port town delivers. Take a walk through local history, taste the local cuisine on a street food tour and make some new friends when the city comes to life at night. Already grabbing your sunnies? Check out our package deals to Newcastle and start planning your next waterside adventure!

Things to Do in Newcastle

You can kick off your holiday by picking up one of Wotif’s Newcastle car hire options, since it’s an easy way to get around and feel the sea breeze in your hair. Otherwise, the Newcastle Memorial Walk is a great way to see the city as you amble along the coastal roads on foot. Start with a dip at Merewether Beach and Baths and head north. As you walk toward the Newcastle Breakwall, you’ll cross Bar Beach, King Edwards Park, the historic Fort Scratchley, and Nobbys Beach and Lighthouse. Oh, plus a few other beaches and parks mixed in for good measure. You can easily make a day out of just wandering around. But don’t forget to stop in The Hill neighbourhood to visit the historic Christ Church Cathedral, built in 1817. From the cathedral, you’ll be a short walk to the Newcastle Art Gallery at Civic Park and the Newcastle Museum—all Newcastle, all the time.

Feeling cultured? Good. Now it’s time to give those Newcastle package deals a run for their money on a little shopping spree!

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

When you’re ready to say “Laters” to the museum scene and splurge with your savings from our chic-cheap Newcastle holidays, we know just the place. The Hunter Arts Network is a collective of local artists and vendors who set up one-of-a-kind pieces for sale on King Street. Love Bohemian vibes and snacking while shopping (who doesn’t)? Check out the boutiques on Darby Street in the central Cooks Hill neighbourhood.

Speaking of Darby Street, you can stay right there and stuff your face after filling your shopping bags. This road is lined with more than 30 international restaurants, cosy cafes and coffee shops—more than enough to keep you feed and caffeinated for your long days of chilling out at the beach.

When the sun dips down, hurry over to the waterfront along Hunter River. Right along the water, Honeysuckle Drive is sprinkled with classy cocktail bars and gorgeous views—how sweet is that? To the south, Hunter Road is also good place to close out the day.

What’s Next?

You can make planning and saving for your next trip as easy as, well, going on holiday. Mix and match your own Newcastle packages and save now with Wotif!

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Newcastle? Check out our Newcastle travel guide!

Best Newcastle Flight + Hotel Holiday Deals

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Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (854 reviews)

    Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Civic Theater, Nobbys Head Beach, and Newcastle Beach. Merewether Beach and Newcastle ...

    Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)AU$163

    Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)AU$163
    The Executive Inn

    The Executive Inn

    10 Rugby Road, New Lambton
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (1,042 reviews)

      Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Newcastle International Hockey Centre, University of Newcastle, and Merewether Beach. Nobbys ...

      The Executive InnAU$150

      The Executive InnAU$150
      Newcastle Beach Hotel

      Newcastle Beach Hotel

      21 Parnell Place, Newcastle East
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.1 out of 5 (204 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$74

        Newcastle Beach HotelAU$74
        The Gateway Inn

        The Gateway Inn

        26 William St, Mayfield
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.5 out of 5 (846 reviews)

          Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Newcastle International Hockey Centre, University of Newcastle, and Merewether Beach. ...

          The Gateway InnAU$149

          The Gateway InnAU$149
          Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel

          Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel

          290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (828 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Charlestown, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Charlestown Square, Lake Macquarie, and Merewether Beach. Glenrock State Conervation ...

            Best Western Plus Apollo International HotelAU$120

            Best Western Plus Apollo International HotelAU$120
            Travelodge Hotel Newcastle

            Travelodge Hotel Newcastle

            Corner Of King And Steel Streets, Newcastle West
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.1 out of 5 (1,019 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Newcastle West, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Civic Theater, Christ Church Cathedral, and King Edward Park. Merewether Ocean Baths ...

              Travelodge Hotel NewcastleAU$108

              Travelodge Hotel NewcastleAU$108
              Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach

              Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The Beach

              Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (866 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

                Quality Hotel NOAH'S On The BeachAU$163
                ibis Newcastle

                ibis Newcastle

                700 Hunter Street, Newcastle West
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.2 out of 5 (792 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Newcastle West, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Civic Theater, Merewether Beach, and Nobbys Head Beach. Newcastle Beach and University ...

                  ibis NewcastleAU$104

                  ibis NewcastleAU$104
                  Ibis Budget Newcastle

                  Ibis Budget Newcastle

                  3-5 Thomas Street, Wallsend
                    2.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.4 out of 5 (79 reviews)

                    Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of John Hunter Hospital, University of Newcastle, and Hunter Wetlands Centre. Newcastle ...

                    Ibis Budget NewcastleAU$66

                    Ibis Budget NewcastleAU$66
                    Mercure Newcastle Airport

                    Mercure Newcastle Airport

                    2 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (119 reviews)

                      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Myall Lakes National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Worimi Conservation Lands and Oakvale Farm ...

                      Mercure Newcastle AirportAU$138

                      Mercure Newcastle AirportAU$138

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