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What’s on in Newcastle?

Newcastle Food Month

There’s no better time for foodies to book Newcastle packages than during the annual Newcastle Food Month. The event takes over the city and surrounding area for the entire month of April. More than 60 restaurants create special menus for the month, and there are unique events to enjoy during each day of Food Month. Attend cooking masterclasses, enjoy multi-course dining events, and spend a day at the Newcastle Seafood Festival that takes place over one weekend. Le Dîner en Blanc is another exciting part of Food Month – a Parisian-inspired dinner with an all-white dress code and a secret location that isn’t revealed until the last minute.

Newcastle Jazz Festival

The Newcastle Jazz Festival pops up at City Hall for a weekend at the end of winter. More than 150 musicians perform across four stages during the event. Music-lovers can enjoy a variety of jazz performances – from big band and blues to contemporary and funk. You can book tickets for a single day of the festival or purchase a weekend-long pass that will give you access to every one of the jazz performances. Attend the Newcastle Jazz Festival by booking your Newcastle holiday packages in late August.

New Annual Festival

The New Annual Festival celebrates the area’s art scene. It spans 10 days and showcases local, domestic, and international artists in venues all across the city. Visitors holidaying on Newcastle packages during the festival will find shows and exhibitions available in all different genres of the arts – dance, music, theatre, visual art, contemporary performance, and more. Have a look at purchasing Newcastle holiday packages for travel in late September or early October to attend the New Annual Festival.


What is the best way to get around Newcastle?

Walking and cycling are the best ways to get around the city centre while holidaying on Newcastle packages. Another option is to hire a car, especially if you’d like to venture outside of the centre. Webjet has great deals on rental cars that you can check out after booking your Newcastle accommodation and flight packages.

There are a few public transport options around Newcastle as well. A light rail operates through the city centre, making six stops between Newcastle Beach and the Newcastle Interchange train station. There are 20 public bus routes available around Newcastle which connect the CBD to the inner suburbs and some outer suburbs too. Lastly, a ferry operates across the Hunter River between Queens Wharf in the CBD and Stockton across the way. It’s a good option to consider if you'd like to visit the northern suburbs while holidaying on Newcastle packages.


When is the best time to visit Newcastle?

Newcastle has a fairly mild climate year-round, and there are benefits to booking Newcastle holiday packages during each season.

Summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach and take advantage of Newcastle’s water activities. Temperatures range from highs of about 25°C to lows of about 20°C. Summer is the high season, particularly among families travelling over the school holidays. Get the best rate on a hotel and accommodation in Newcastle by reserving early.

Autumn and spring are the shoulder seasons in Newcastle when you’ll encounter fewer tourists compared to the busy summer months. Daytime temperatures regularly reach about 20° to 25°C, so you can still enjoy the beaches and water activities by booking Newcastle holiday packages during one of the shoulder seasons.

Winter is the low season when you’ll find the smallest crowds and the cheapest deals on hotels and accommodation in Newcastle. The weather is still warm and sunny most days, so you can enjoy plenty of time outdoors if you book Newcastle accommodation and flight packages over the winter. Even on days when it’s too chilly to lay out on the beach, you can make the most of Newcastle’s great surf, nearby national parks, and the Hunter Valley wine region. Temperatures hit highs of about 17° to 19°C and dip to lows of about 9° to 10°C.


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