Newcastle travel guide

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You're Going to Love Newcastle

With a population of 308,308, Newcastle is a must-see destination in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Newcastle

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sydney Junction Hotel (8 Beaumont Street) and Larnna Thai (1 Honeysuckle Drive) are great picks.

When to visit Newcastle

Newcastle in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newcastle in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Newcastle in January, when the average temperature is 22 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 8 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 120 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Newcastle, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Newcastle


When flying to Newcastle, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Williamtown (NTL), which is located 10 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Newcastle from New Zealand departs from Queenstown and takes around 24h 10m.


Another option to get to Newcastle is to pick up a car hire from Sydney, which is about 73 miles from Newcastle. You’ll find branches of Sixt and AeroDrive, among others, in Sydney.

Airports near Newcastle

Airlines serving Newcastle

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,741 reviews)
Air France
Good (639 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Ethiopian Air
Good (224 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Newcastle

Average rates range from around $127 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $209 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Newcastle, with prices from $64 to $586 per night. Newcastle CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Newcastle are about 199% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newcastle

Most booked hotels in Newcastle

NOAH'S on the beach
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Novotel Newcastle Beach
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
Mercure Newcastle
Good (6.9, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Newcastle

Expect to pay $1.80 per litre in Newcastle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.58 and $28.77.