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The Shed - North Lambton

A unique custom built studio which is light and airy with cathedral ceilings. Enjoy a glass of wine, read the paper and have a coffee on the verandah. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials, tea, coffee, fridge, microwave, toaster, portable cooktop, kettle, Nespresso and a selection of pods. The bathroom has a beautiful rain shower and there are two ceiling fans in living/bedroom area. Weber BBQ available on request.

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  2. Merewether
Blissful Merewether Beach Cottage: A Coastal Gem

In the coveted neighbourhood of Merewether, this renovated beach house combines an unbeatable location with stylish, coastal interiors. It has been beautifully designed with lovely living areas both indoors and out. You’ll be footsteps to the suburb’s trendy cafes and fashion boutiques along with the world-famous surf breaks and iconic ocean baths. Inside, rest easy in two plush bedrooms, cook up a feast in the sleek kitchen or relax in the sunny courtyard with an afternoon BBQ.

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Beach cottage family holidays.

Private semi detached cottage with 13 foot ceiling and polished floor boards which has been kept in its original state with minimal renovation. You have your own lounge/sitting area, kitchen/dining area and bathroom. It is one level with no steps and has 2 bedrooms, one with Queen bed & the other Double bed and King Single. Also a VeeBee portable cot and high chair for babies. Only 10 min walk from beach, Surfhouse & Beach Hotel. Air Con & Hi speed Wifi!

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Beautiful Bolton - wifi included - No Airbnb Fees
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Architecturally designed luxury studio
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Spectacular Beach Views Penthouse, Newcastle Beach
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Spacious Beachfront Apartment
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City Luxe
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  2. The Hill
Harbour Views in The Hill
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CENTRE OF TOWN BEDROOM 3
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Sought After East End Studio Apartment
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Beachfront Beauty - wifi included - No Airbnb Fees
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‘Windows’ studio hideaway in bustling Islington
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New 1 Bed Apartment with Varandah
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Curve Art Apartment-Unique City/Beach experience

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.


How do I get around Newcastle?

The nearest international airport to Newcastle is the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), just around two hours away by car. Rental agencies outside of the terminals are available if you wish to rent a car to visit national parks while you’re in the area. Intercity trains are also an option to get you from Sydney into Newcastle in about 2.5 hours. There’s a robust public transit system here with light rail, bus, and ferry services that make regular stops near a wide range of holiday rentals in Newcastle. Bike rentals are also available from several docking stations scattered throughout the township, and much of the city — especially the central business district — is walkable.


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.