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Things to do in Newcastle

You’ll find plenty of amazing things to do in Newcastle, perfect for exploring its stunning beaches, coastal landscapes and of course the gateway to the Hunter Valley. From scenic helicopter flights and quad biking adventures, to whale watching tours and delicious beer tastings, you won’t be short of experiences for exploring this beautiful harbour city.
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Newcastle is a beautiful harbour city on the North Coast of New South Wales. It is known for its plentiful gold sand beaches, harbour-front attractions and stunning coastline. RedBalloon offers plenty of amazing things to do in Newcastle, perfect for those looking for a mini getaway or an experience to enjoy whilst passing through on a road trip of NSW. From tandem skydives to scenic harbour cruises, there are plenty of exhilarating experiences to discover in this town perfect to enjoy with a loved one, family or friends.

A Newcastle activity is also the perfect gift idea for someone who lives on the North Coast or is planning on visiting the area. Whether they are celebrating a special occasion, their birthday or Christmas, gifting them a Newcastle attraction or experience will be a memorable present they will love! It’s the perfect way for letting them enjoy this beautiful part of the country!

How to get to Newcastle?

There are a variety of options available to get to Newcastle in NSW. Firstly, this city is located only a 2 hours' drive from Sydney making it easy to get to by car. A second option is to fly directly to Newcastle Airport. Multiple cities across the country fly directly to this airport that is only a 30 minute drive to downtown Newcastle. The third option is to get public transport with trains, buses and coaches offering daily services running from Sydney. Some coaches also operate from various locations between Sydney and Brisbane.

Top 5 things to do in Newcastle from RedBalloon

There are plenty of fun things to do in Newcastle available on RedBalloon. Whether you’re a local or visiting interstate, the Newcastle attractions are exciting and worth ticking off your must-do list. Listed below are some of our top-selling experiences we recommend trying for yourself.

  • Tandem skydive over Newcastle beach
  • Scenic harbour cruise
  • High ropes climbing course
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Lamborghini ride

Places to visit in Newcastle

There are plenty of amazing places worth visiting in Newcastle. Whether you’re looking for ideas whilst passing through for the day or you’re staying for a mini getaway, there is so much to see and do in this part of the country. Some of the best places to visit in Newcastle include:

  • Stockton beach and sand dunes
  • Nobbys beach
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
  • ANZAC Memorial Walk
  • Merewether Baths
  • Bar Beach

Things to do in NSW

Now that you’ve got your Newcastle experiences booked, why not explore the rest of New South Wales and experience everything this state has to offer. Discover a wide range of new and exciting things to do in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, South Coast plus so many more areas in NSW.

Things to do in the Hunter Valley

If you’re planning on exploring Newcastle, why not extend your trip to discover the Hunter Valley which is under a 2 hour drive away. There is so much to see and do at this famous wine region including hot air ballooning at sunrise, winery tours, cheese tastings plus so much more.

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