An easy 30 minute drive south of Newcastle Airport and you’re in the city of Newcastle - a spectacular melting pot of lifestyles, where the relaxed coastal life intertwines seamlessly with the lively city culture.
Surrounded by golden sand beaches under your feet, and bright blue skies above, the city is known for its strong arts and culture scene, plethora of dining options, family attractions and eclectic nightlife. Take your pick from the vibrant wine, whisky and cocktail bars throughout the city and around the foreshore, get lost amongst the boutique stores and markets, or get your art, history and culture fix at attractions such as Fort Scratchley, Newcastle Museum and the Newcastle Art Gallery.
Get your adrenalin racing at the V8 Supercars when they come to the unique waterfront location in November, or soak up the sun and see the best surfers in the world get air above the waves at the annual Surfest in February.
A day trip to Hunter Valley wine country is a must-do, to access over 150 celler doors and sumptious local produce. Or the water wonderland of Port Stephens is only a short drive away, where you can discover 26 pristine bay and surf beaches and delicious fresh, local seafood.