Newcastle Travel Guide

November to March is definitely the hottest time of year in Newcastle, Australia. Temperatures can reach over forty degrees Centigrade, making it the perfect place for surfers and sun worshippers. John Shortland was the first European to discover Newcastle where many convicts ended up digging for coal. Artists like Shay Docking, William Rose, John Olsen and Margaret Olley were born in Newcastle, including other famous people too.

Places to visit in Newcastle


The Conservatorium of Music is a wonderful place to visit if you’re into music in any way. There are also many art galleries and museums to see as well as sports grounds and horse racing venues. Check out the Fort Scratchley Historic Site overlooking the Hunter River Estuary which has an amazing history behind it. Or take a trip to the beach to either take part in or just watch the water sports that take place all year round. At Nobby’s Beach, there are always plenty of kite surfers showing off their skills. You can also visit other beaches like Newcastle Beach, Stockton Beach, and Merewether Beach. There’s also a TreeTop Adventure Park for those adrenaline junkies where you can tackle as many as 96 challenges in the embrace of nature.

Finding Accommodation in Newcastle

Probably the easiest way to find accommodation in Newcastle is via the net. There are great deals to be had depending on what time of year you wish to visit and where you want to stay in the city. Maybe you wish to reserve bed and breakfast or self-catering in a spacious apartment. Whatever your preference there’s sure to be suitable accommodation available within your budget. From luxurious five star hotels to cosy hostels, you will never find yourself out of choice here in Newcastle.

Eating Out in Newcastle

There are many fine restaurants in Newcastle, Australia. Spend some time reading the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide to see exactly what Newcastle has to offer when it comes to eating out. Check the Australian Landing Bar and Kitchen or the Le Passé Temps French Lounge, a 1920’s style chic restaurant to sample their amazing cuisine. Or grab a coffee and a light snack in the One Penny Black Café or Café Heart in the centre of the city.

Travelling around Newcastle

Newcastle Hunter Valley

Why not arrange a sightseeing tour by using the hire services of a reputable transport company in Newcastle? There are many local attractions to enjoy with full commentary so you won’t miss out on the very best of Newcastle landmarks. Remember to take your camera during your time onboard. With minibus rental and coach bus charter, you can cater for any type of itinerary, whether it’s a golf course trip, family day out, or a wine tour and more.

If you would like to find out more about our coach and minibus hire services, please call or send us an email. We have many years of experience serving the Newcastle area so you can be sure that we have you covered!

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