Newcastle travel guide

Newcastle Tourism | Newcastle Guide

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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Newcastle to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Newcastle

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Hood Milk Bar (188 Union Street) and Nagisa Japanese Restaurant (The Boardwalk, Unit 2, 1 Honeysuckle Drive) are great picks.

When to visit Newcastle

Newcastle in July
Estimated hotel price
S$ 177
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newcastle in July
Estimated hotel price
S$ 177
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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 27h 40m.

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 No Birds, 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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 27h 40m.

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 No Birds, among others, in Sydney.

Airports near Newcastle

Airlines serving Newcastle

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,724 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,197 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,898 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (770 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newcastle

Average rates range from around S$ 133 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 488 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Newcastle, with prices from S$ 54 to S$ 478 per night. Newcastle CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Newcastle are about 125% 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)
S$ 135+
NOAH'S on the beach
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 157+
Mercure Newcastle
4 stars
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
S$ 115+

Hiring a car in Newcastle

Expect to pay S$ 1.53 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 S$ 18.25 and S$ 24.33. The most frequently booked car type in Newcastle is Mini (Kia Carnival or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Hyundai Accent Hatch or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.53 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 S$ 18.25 and S$ 24.33. The most frequently booked car type in Newcastle is Mini (Kia Carnival or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Hyundai Accent Hatch or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.