The ocean and the rainforest flank Australia’s second-oldest city. Just 160 kms north of Sydney, Newcastle offers a wide array of restaurants, bars, shops, museums, art galleries and historic architecture. The Hunter Valley is home to a number of renowned wineries. For your stay in Newcastle, we recommend the following hotels:
The area is teeming with natural attractions such as thick forests, a beautiful shoreline, Australia’s largest salt-water lake, parks and gardens, and the Hunter Wetlands Centre. The Blackbutt Reserve features bushland vegetation, flying foxes and other wild animals, trails, playgrounds and exhibits. The Bathers Way connects numerous beaches, as well as the Bogey Hole ocean bath and the historic Fort Scratchley.
Travelers might spot whales and other wildlife. Bar Beach is the most popular spot for sunbathing and surfing. The Lock Up Cultural Center houses the John Paynter Gallery and a Police Museum, while the Newcastle Region Art Gallery celebrates Australian artists. A great way to check out the region’s craft-beer industry is One For the Road Tours, a guided walking excursion. To visit that places you can try the Top Rated Hotel Wemberley Lakehouse.
The airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia and FlyPelican serve the Newcastle Airport, about 20 minutes outside the city. A more scenic way to get there is a two-drive from Sydney on the M1 Pacific Motorway. Trains and buses also connect Sydney with Newcastle. Rental cars, taxis, buses, trains and ferries provide transportation in and around the city. Bus tickets for up to 24 hours of unlimited travel are available. There are also walking and bicycling paths.
If you want to stay near to Newcastle Airport you have many options, for example:
Newcastle has a warm climate, with high temperatures averaging 26C during the summer (December to February). Winter, when daytime temperatures below 7C are uncommon, is a good time to visit because the crowds are smaller. The average daily cost of visiting Newcastle is AU$189. Meal expenses amount to about AU$41 per day, and a typical hotel room for a couple rents for AU$161.