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Hotels in Newcastle

Weather and Best time to travel to Newcastle

'Newy' or Newcastle is Australia's second-oldest city. It is located in the state of New South Wales and is a 2-hour drive from Sydney. Newcastle is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Its population is just under 3,00,000, which makes it an ideal getaway for some peace. Newcastle has one of the busiest airports in the Southern Hemisphere. There are a large number of ships travelling up and down for the whole day.

The city of Newcastle has temperate weather with warm summers and reasonably moderate winters. The best months to visit Newcastle are March, April, May, August, September, October, and November. You can experience good weather in these months. Also, at this time, the average temperature falls between 20 to 25 °C.

July here is the warmest month, with the average maximum temperature of 19°C. The coldest month is January. The average maximum temperature for it is 6°C. And lastly, March is the driest month of the year.

Nearby Airport

Hunter Street is the absolute centre of Newcastle city, and it is a two-hour drive along Australia's east coast motorway, the Pacific Highway. You can also opt for a scenic train ride; it is a three-hour journey to Hamilton or Broadmeadow train stations with connecting shuttle buses to central Newcastle and its beaches. Getting to Newcastle from Newcastle Airport is a cakewalk, the Newcastle Airport is located within an hour's drive from the centre of the city, and it's just 25 minutes away from the scenic beaches. Newcastle Airport is surrounded by more than 20 hotspot locations to travel to in just minutes of drive. These locations are accessible to everyone and are for everyone, like the fantastic beaches, world-class wineries of Hunter Valley, a world-heritage listed rainforest, Barrington Tops, Australia's largest saltwater lake- Lake Macquarie. And also, some of the world's most famous horse studs in the Upper Hunter. The Airport also offers award-winning conference and function venues.

Transportation in Newcastle

One can explore Newcastle by foot, by cycling around or by driving around. There are easy walking trails and paths for one to enjoy, Fernleigh Track and the Tramway track are shared tracks for a walk and to cycle at a leisurely pace. The Bathers Way Walk, Shoreline Walk, Heritage walk, Great north walk and, Newcastle town walk are a few amongst the city's most famous walks. Other options for public transport here are by hopping on the bus, hailing a taxi, venturing by car, or by Metro to explore what Newcastle has to offer. Newcastle has a taxi tariff, officially set by districts. Taxi tariff includes basic charges, kilometre costs, and standing and waiting time. One can use a travelcard or pay with cash to get around the city. You can pay for trams, trains, and Tubes if you own a contactless payment card.

How to get to the destination

Newcastle Airport services Jetstar and Virgin Australia. They both operate regularly from Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Ballina, Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne. The Newcastle Airport is located within half an hour of downtown Newcastle. It also offers a direct shuttle, coach, and taxi services. Five flights that service the Newcastle Airport are Fly Pelican with destinations to Canberra, Ballina, Dubbo, and Taree. Jetstar with destinations to Melbourne, Brisbane, and The Gold Coast. QantasLink with destination to Brisbane. Regional Express with destination to Sydney. Lastly, Virgin Australia with destinations to Brisbane, Melbourne, and Auckland (seasonal flights from Nov – Feb). A direct non-stop flight, from Sydney to Newcastle is approximately for AUD 100. Direct non-stop flight from Melbourne to Newcastle is approximately AUD 74. Other direct non-stop flight from Brisbane to Newcastle is around AUD 171, and a direct non-stop flight from Canberra to Newcastle is around AUD 220.

Hotel info and prices for different hotel range 

There is a good range of hotels in Newcastle, for tourists with all kinds of preferences and budgets. Here is a price range for different categories of Newcastle hotels - 

  • 5-star hotel properties start from AUD 240 and can go up to AUD 300.
  • 4-star hotel properties range from AUD 160 to AUD 240.
  • 3-star hotel properties range from AUD 100 to AUD 180. 
  • 2-star hotel properties start from around AUD 40 and can go up to AUD 80.

You can easily book cheap hotels in Newcastle at great prices. 

Newcastle Tourist Information

Top tourist attractions in Newcastle

The top Newcastle attraction for the tourists are – 

  1. Nobbys Beach and Breakwater – Newcastle's harbour is the largest coal exporting port in the world. The mammoth bulk carries, golden sand and the picturesque lighthouse makes for an impressive outing and Nobbys Beach and Breakwater a must-visit. 
  2. Port Stephens – This pristine patch of 26 sparkling beaches, beautiful national gardens, a resident pod of 40 bottlenose dolphins and the largest dune in Australia, makes Port Stephens another must-visit destination. Port Stephens is just a short drive from the city's centre. The Worimi conservation lands are 32km long and 40m above sea level, and one can choose to experience this by quad bikes or on the back of a board if feeling too adventurous. 
  3. Hunter Valley – For all the wine lovers out there, this is your place to be and must be on your things to do in Newcastle. Hunter Valley is the country's oldest wine region, just on Newcastle's doorstep. It houses more than 150 wineries at produce world-known Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and, Cabernet Sauvignon as well. This place also offers a wide range of restaurants with mouthwatering food, day spas, gourmet food artisans, and much more.

Top food places in Newcastle

Newcastle offers a wide range of dining options one can choose for as per their mood and budget. The top 3 places to eat in Newcastle are – 

  1. Bolton Street Pantry – for the best breakfast in Newy.
  2. Peaberry – if you want to sip on a great cup of coffee. 
  3. Subo – for the fresh menu for every season, dictated by their chefs.

Conclusion: Travel to Newcastle for its famous nightlife, industrial heritage, and foodie heaven. So, mark Newcastle for vacation on the top of the Bucket list. Book Newcastle hotels for this top-notch nightlife destination. Trip.com is an efficient, reliable, and easy travel partner. It has 24-hour customer service, readily available flight deals. Also, you can find yourself a good Newcastle hotel deal on Trip.com.

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