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The Best Time to Visit Newcastle
High season in Newcastle hits its peak in the summer months. From December to February, travellers from Sydney, Australia and other parts of the world flock to the city. As a result, hotel rates can increase, and you may end up paying more for Wellington to Newcastle return flights. If you're searching for the cheapest time to visit, plan your trip to Newcastle between June and August.
Tourism hits a slump as the temperatures start to cool off so you may have better luck finding cheap flights to Newcastle from Wellington. Other dates you'll want to keep in mind are Australian school holidays and the festive season in December. These are peak travel periods, and you'll need to book your Wellington to Newcastle flights well in advance if you'll be visiting over these dates.
Top Things to Do and See in Newcastle
Buying tickets to Wellington to Newcastle as a family? Add Blackbutt Reserve to your itinerary. It's open every day from 10am to 5pm, and you can spot kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Entrance is free, but you'll need to bring some money with you to pay for parking. With feeding times, playgrounds and barbecue areas, it's a great day out for the whole family.
Nobbys Beach is one of the best beaches to visit for travellers looking to buy flights Wellington to Newcastle. You can spend an entire afternoon exploring, swimming in the ocean or catching some waves. Before you leave, visit the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the surrounding area! If you have time, you can also visit Newcastle Breakwall. It's just a short drive down the road.
Bathers Way Coastal Walk
The Bathers Way Coastal Walk is a 5-kilometre trail and is one of the best things to do in Newcastle. You'll need to hire a car to get to the start of the walk. While on the trail, keep an eye out for pods of dolphins and migrating whales if you're visiting in the winter months!
Go wine tasting in Hunter Valley
Did you know that Newcastle was one of Australia's first wine-producing areas? Today, there are more than 120 neighbouring wineries that produce some of the best Australian vintages. Once your Wellington to Newcastle flights arrive, you’ll need to hire a car to get here as Hunter Valley is two hours away. This is a drive that is well worth it for oenophiles and gourmands. Most of the wineries are open for tastings, and the rolling hills covered in vineyards are a breathtaking sight.
Public Transport and How to Get Around Newcastle
Newcastle is an easy city to navigate by car. There's plenty of parking and having your own set of wheels is ideal if you're planning day trips. You can pick up your car from Newcastle Airport (NTL) when your flights Wellington to Newcastle arrive or from rental companies in the city.
There are local and long-distance buses available in Newcastle. If you're a budget traveller buying cheap flights to Newcastle from Wellington, it's one of the best ways to get around. Plus, trips within the CBD are free on State Transit-operated buses.
Another affordable way to get around Newcastle is with a bicycle. It's a convenient way to explore the city once your Wellington to Newcastle flights land. You can hire your wheels from one of the electronic kiosks and there are also single and tandem electric bikes that are peddle-free.
If you want to spend as little money as possible on transportation, pack a good pair of walking shoes and hit the pavement. Once your Wellington to Newcastle flights have landed, you can explore the dozens of scenic walking tracks that wind around the city centre and the city’s suburbs.
Transportation from Newcastle Airport (NTL)
If you're buying cheap Wellington to Newcastle flights and you’re on a tight budget, the best way to get to your hotel is with one of the public bus services. Port Stephens Coaches and Hunter Valley Buses take passengers from the airport to various destinations throughout the day. Metered taxis and Ubers are also available from Newcastle Airport (NTL).
Once your flights Wellington to Newcastle have arrived, you'll find a taxi rank adjacent to the departure end of the terminal. If you're using Uber, you can meet your driver at the designated pick-up area in front of the arrivals terminal.