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Exceptional Beach views - Luxury apartment
On the 8th level of beach side Arena, offering sensational views of Newcastle Beach, the iconic Ocean Baths, Nobbys Head & beyond, this spacious apartment is moments to great eateries & bars. The enclosed balcony w/ sumptuous day bed, offers the perfect view. As the sounds of the ocean soothe your soul, while watching the waves, whales, dolphins & action. The bedroom provides ocean views, you'll have to tear yourself away from. Queen size Arms of Morpheus by Doma bed, remote auto roller blind.
$205 per night
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Inner City Newcastle Apartment near Beach
Light, airy & spacious one bedroom apartment, situated in the centre of the CBD. A 5 minute walk to Newcastle Beach and Newcastle Harbour. A stone's throw from the light rail which links up directly with the train at Newcastle Interchange and also within walking distance of multiple bus stops. Conveniently situated above a cafe. Surrounded by a plethora of restaurants, bars & cafes. The best of inner city & coastal living in one. Please note the apartment is located on the second floor.
$71 per night
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Amazing Apartment - No Airbnb Fees - Free Wifi
Thank you for choosing to stay at one of Payten Streets Properties - 1 bedroom unit, right on Newcastle Beach, one of the best locations in Newcastle. Ideal for a couple’s getaway with plenty of restaurants, cafes & bars within walking distance. Sleeps 2 with 1 Queen Bed, car space and amazing views right over the beach Perfect for leisure & business and its on the track for those looking for the V8 supercar weekend.
$131 per night

Stay near Newcastle's top sights

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Queens Wharf Hotel30 locals recommend
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Newcastle Ocean Baths39 locals recommend
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Grain Store Newcastle45 locals recommend
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Honeysuckle Hotel61 locals recommend
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Fort Scratchley103 locals recommend
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Newcastle Museum102 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Newcastle

Guest suite in Merewether
Stylish modern apartment in Merewether
$62 per night
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Luxury Ocean View Apartment
$90 per night
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Civic Central
$135 per night
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Spacious Beachfront Apartment
$156 per night
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New 1 Bed Apartment with Varandah
$118 per night
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Honeysuckle Harbourside/81m2/Parking/Self Check-In
$125 per night
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Spectacular Beach Views Penthouse, Newcastle Beach
$143 per night
Guesthouse in Hamilton South
Self contained Studio with pool near beaches
$71 per night
Private room in Wickham
City Luxe
$59 per night
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Surf Shack
$54 per night
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Spacious apartment in the heart of the CBD
$68 per night
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City Snug on Newcastle Beach -Walk Everywhere-CBD
$92 per night

Your guide to Newcastle

All About Newcastle

This lively cosmopolitan port town in New South Wales is situated on the eastern South Pacific coastline and is one of the area's premier vacation destinations. Newcastle has an unmistakably bohemian vibe, full of artists, trendy cafes on Darby Street, a thriving nightlife, and a culinary scene that ranges from brewpub fare to farm-to-table cuisine. There’s a plethora of pristine coastlines plus several secret swimming holes and public ocean-fed pools carved out of the coastal cliffs that beckon travellers during the hotter summer months.

As Australia's second-oldest city, Newcastle has a rich culture with plenty of museums, historical sites, restaurants, and boutique shopping districts. Farther afield, the area is brimming with natural beauty that can be found in the Hunter Valley wine region and national parks like Wallarah, Hunter Wetlands, and Glenrock State Conservation Area. Excellent swimming spots include the manmade Bogey Hole ocean pool, Nobbys Beach, and Merewether Beach, which are patrolled and boast gentle, clear waters. When the sun sets, head to the Honeysuckle neighbourhood for upscale bars and restaurants, or Hunter Street for a mix of relaxed pubs and trend-setting speakeasies.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Newcastle?

Newcastle's coastal climate is warm and breezy, with a rainy fall and mild winter. Humidity levels are low in autumn and spring, making these shoulder seasons lovely times to visit. In March, the Newcastle Fringe Festival brings quirky performers, artists, and comedians to the city for 10 days of fun. During the warm and energetic summer months, don’t miss the monthly Olive Tree Market that highlights creations from local artists alongside food stalls and live music.

What are the top things to do in Newcastle?

Merewether Beach

The Merewether Beach is made up of a series of rock-built pools adjacent to the area's beaches and are said to be the largest ocean baths in the Southern Hemisphere. These free-to-access sea-fed pools bring cooling relief during the hot summer afternoons with lap pools and kid-friendly areas. After you take a dip, several nearby cafes and restaurants offer ice cream, drinks, and full seafood meals that you can enjoy while you watch the spectacular sunsets over the ocean.

Glenrock State Conservation Area

For an opportunity to check out one of New South Wales’ last remaining coastal rainforests, consider visiting the Glenrock State Conservation Area. This protected area is home to species of flora and fauna that are unique to the region, like bandicoots, coastal bush peas, and aquatic rockpool inhabitants. Along with ample recreational opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking, and surfing, ancient Aboriginal sites can also be found throughout the area.

Newcastle Art Gallery

Although a local benefactor started donating pieces to the Newcastle Art Gallery in 1957, it was officially founded in 1977 by a notable female British monarch, and today it is widely regarded as one of the top publicly held art collections in all of Australia. Hundreds of pieces of art from renowned artists can be found in the permanent collection, and there’s a constant rotation of new exhibits, events, and art classes throughout the year. Perhaps the biggest highlight here is the museum’s collection of Aboriginal art and craftwork, which is often rotated.