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. Newcastle deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Newcastle

If you’re looking for affordable options, Seasalt Restaurant (Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd) and The Hood Milk Bar (188 Union Street) are great picks.

When to visit Newcastle

Newcastle in November
Estimated hotel price
$233
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newcastle in November
Estimated hotel price
$233
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

Plane

When flying to Newcastle, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Williamtown (NTL), which is located 16 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Newcastle from New Zealand departs from Queenstown and takes around 13h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Newcastle is to pick up a car hire from Sydney, which is about 118 km from Newcastle. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Simba Car Hire, among others, in Sydney.

Plane

When flying to Newcastle, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Williamtown (NTL), which is located 16 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Newcastle from New Zealand departs from Queenstown and takes around 13h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Newcastle is to pick up a car hire from Sydney, which is about 118 km from Newcastle. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Simba Car Hire, among others, in Sydney.

Airports near Newcastle

Airlines serving Newcastle

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (987 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
Finnair
Good (853 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,787 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newcastle

Average rates range from around $157 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $588 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Newcastle, with prices from $65 to $575 per night. Newcastle CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Newcastle are about 127% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newcastle

Most booked hotels in Newcastle

Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$164+
NOAH'S on the beach
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$179+
Mercure Newcastle
4 stars
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
$140+

Hiring a car in Newcastle

Expect to pay $1.88 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 $22.56 and $30.07. The most frequently booked car type in Newcastle is Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 38% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.88 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 $22.56 and $30.07. The most frequently booked car type in Newcastle is Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 38% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.