Newcastle is the hub of the Hunter Valley wine region located right at the mouth of the Hunter River, and surrounding the city are beautiful views and spectacular nature. Here you will find stunning beaches for all kinds of activities, a rich heritage of Victorian architecture and plenty of live music events for all tastes.

Facts

Population

Approximately 308,000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Most shops are open from 9am in the morning until 5pm. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion.

Newspapers

The Herald Newcastle Star The Post The Age

Tourist information

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre 412 Sandgate Road, Newcastle Open weekdays 9am-4pm. Weekends 9am-5pm. Closed on public holidays +61 1800 654 558 tourism@ncc.nsw.gov.au There are 16 touchscreen visitor information kiosks placed around Newcastle

Travel to Newcastle

Book your flights to Newcastle with Etihad Airways and travel to this lively northern British city that has become a hub of business and culture in the last few years. This city has everything from theatres, museums and libraries to festivals and fairs that attract many visitors. The rich cultural history and the friendly atmosphere in this city will ensure that you enjoy your visit.

Top 5 Things To Do in Newcastle

  • Plan a trip to the Tyne Bridges and study these amazing architectural wonders that link the city of Newcastle with the neighbouring town of Gateshead
  • Visit Bessie Surtees House and marvel at these old buildings that are among the finest pieces of Jacobean architecture in the world
  • Take a tour of the Discovery Museum and learn about the history of the city from the various exhibits that are on display there
  • Experience exceptional art at the Biscuit Factory which is the UK’s largest independent gallery
  • Explore the Castle Garth and Castle Keep, from which the city gets its name, located in the city centre. Get an outstanding view of the city from the rooftops

Plan Your Newcastle Holiday

Newcastle is a popular destination all year round, but January to June is a particularly busy time because this is when many festivals and fairs are held in the city each year. We recommend that tickets to Newcastle should be booked well in advance if you intend to travel at this busier time of year.

To find cheap hotels in Newcastle, book well in advance or travel in the less busy winter months when there will still be plenty to do. Look for flight deals to Newcastle on our website.

Travelling from the UAE, Oman or Qatar?

Book your flights to Newcastle and take advantage of the Electronic Visa Waiver. If you are an Emirati, Omani or Qatari national, simply apply for your UK visa online 48 hours before you travel and enjoy your stay in the Newcastle.  

 

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