Newcastle Travel Guide

Situated on the Hunter River in the famous wine country of the Hunter Valley region, Newcastle is just 150km north of Sydney and is a popular holiday destination. The oldest sea port in Australia, Newcastle has got it all, from the beaches to the mountains and the wineries to the gourmet restaurants. A visit to Newcastle can be as active or relaxing as you like and as affordable or indulgent as you dare. From the beautiful beaches and secluded stretches of sand at Nelson Bay to the maritime history Fort Scratchley, the lush rainforests of the Barrington Tops National Park, Newcastle is a popular holiday destination for bush walkers, history buffs, surfers and wine-loves alike.


Due to the popularity of Newcastle, there are a wide range of accommodation to suit all types of holidaymakers and budgets. From family friendly self-catering apartments on the beach to cosy rainforest retreats and romantic guest houses surrounded by vineyards, there's sure to be a Newcastle accommodation option to suit you. Whether you're only in town for a couple of nights or a couple of weeks, Newcastle accommodation offers everything from deluxe hotels and resorts to affordable B&Bs, budget motels, couples retreats and spacious apartments, for a relaxing getaway for the whole family.

Newcastle Packages

Newcastle holiday packages are the easiest way to book your visit while saving time and money. The most affordable way to combine your travel essentials like accommodation and transfers, Newcastle holiday packages also offer a coordinated range of optional extras like flights, meals, tours, car hire and even travel insurance. Rolling everything into one heavily discounted package, these holidays also offer added benefits like complimentary inclusions, free nights, room upgrades, breakfast, bottles of wine, massages and more. You can choose from an existing range of Newcastle holiday packages or customise one to suit your own individual needs.


Located in the Hunter Valley region on the banks of the Hunter River, Newcastle is home to a wide range of natural and historical attractions. Renowned for its beautiful beaches and popular water activities including swimming, surfing, kite surfing and more, Newcastle is also home to a number of landmarks and historical attractions including the Christ Church Cathedral, Fort Scratchley, a maritime centre, heritage architecture and more. The region is also renowned for its picturesque parks and gardens such as King Edward Park, the foreshore, Mt Sugarloaf lookout, the Hunter Wetlands Centre and Blackbutt Reserve. No visit to Newcastle is complete, particularly in the summer months, without a visit to the region's famous ocean baths.

Getting To Newcastle

Conveniently located just off the Pacific, New England and Golden Highways, getting to Newcastle is easy from almost anywhere in Australia. Situated just 150km north of Sydney, Newcastle can also be easily accessed via CountryLink train or Greyhound bus services. Arriving in Newcastle by plane is just as easy with the Newcastle Airport situated just half an hour from the city centre. Flights are available direct from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Getting To Newcastle