Destination guide

Experience Newcastle in holiday homes to rent

Located in the heart of the Hunter Region, Newcastle is a vibrant city with nearby wineries, lakes, shopping, museums and a world-heritage listed rainforest, all bordered by stunning coastline and pristine beaches for outdoor fun and adventure. The range of activities, landmarks, museums and views in Newcastle make it a premier destination for a relaxing holiday or an all-out adventure for families, couples and solo travellers, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Newcastle

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Newcastle a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Merewether Ocean Baths (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Belmont Golf Course (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Oakvale Farm and Fauna World (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Port Stephens Winery (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try Newcastle activities near holiday homes

The vast natural landscape in Newcastle is a paradise for outdoor adventurers. Nature walks, hiking, horseback riding, off-roading, climbing and golf are popular land activities. The gorgeous, clear ocean and natural waterways throughout the area are ideal for fishing, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding and boat cruises. Sailing, dolphin tours, shark and ray encounters, skydiving and rainforest canopy walks are also popular ways to explore the landscape.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Newcastle

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Newcastle

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Newcastle is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Newcastle Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • King Edward Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Newcastle Civic Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Horseshoe Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Nobbys Head Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Merewether Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Newcastle holiday rentals

The stunning coastline and turquoise waters near Newcastle are a dream for beachgoers. Holiday homes can be found near Merewether Ocean Bath, a unique geological phenomenon that creates an ocean swimming pool, and Nobbys Beach, a long, curved beach with picnic areas and a beautiful hilltop lighthouse with sweeping views of the ocean. Newcastle Beach, a lively beach with great waves for surfing, and Glenrock Lagoon, a coastal creek with forested trails and a sandy beach, are also lovely spots to visit. Redhead Beach, a soft-sand beach with rocky cliffs and excellent waves, is a regular draw for surfers and water sport enthusiasts.

How to get there

Transport to and around Newcastle

Fly into Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Civic Station.

How to get around

Transport to Newcastle holiday homes

With its proximity to Sydney, Newcastle is accessible with flights, trains, boats, local coaches and car services. Once within the city limits, Newcastle has a variety of local public transport options, such as taxis and rail, and plenty of walking and cycling trails throughout the area. Many of the beaches and landmarks in Newcastle are within a short distance of holiday rentals, making it easy to walk wherever you want to go.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Newcastle

The Hunter Region is known for producing excellent wines that are familiar all over Australia, as well as farmers’ markets, bistros, cafes and restaurants serving regional delicacies with a multicultural twist. Sydney rock oysters, guava, passionfruit, berries, pears, red mullet, yellowfin tuna, whiting and snapper are delicacies in the region, many incorporated into traditional recipes or paired for unique flavours. No matter the craving, Newcastle restaurants offer a range of authentic cuisine options near holiday homes for convenient and delicious dining.

Where to stay near Newcastle?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 109 holiday rentals near Newcastle. From 49 Houses to 41 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Newcastle for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Newcastle?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Newcastle. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nobbys Head Beach: 306 holiday rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 295 holiday rentals
  • Civic Station: 299 holiday rentals
  • Foreshore Park: 291 holiday rentals
  • Newcastle Museum: 300 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newcastle listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newcastle?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 49 Houses in Newcastle. Our other popular types of Newcastle holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 41 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Newcastle?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Newcastle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.