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
C$ 223
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newcastle in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 223
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 16 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Newcastle from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 26h 10m.


Another option to get to Newcastle is to pick up a car rental from Sydney, which is about 118 km from Newcastle. You’ll find branches of Sixt and CarHood, among others, in Sydney.

Airports near Newcastle

Airlines serving Newcastle

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British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,202 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,067 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (398 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (189 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newcastle

Average rates range from around C$ 283 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 437 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Newcastle, with prices from C$ 47 to C$ 486 per night. Newcastle CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Newcastle are about 173% 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)
C$ 178+
Novotel Newcastle Beach
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 237+
Mercure Newcastle
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
C$ 127+
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Renting a car in Newcastle

Expect to pay C$ 1.57 per litre in Newcastle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 18.74 and C$ 24.98. The most frequently booked car type in Newcastle is Intermediate (LDV D90 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Standard Crossover or similar) are, on average, 49% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.