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Newcastle Guide

Major Events and Festivals

Hunter Valley Wine Festival

The Hunter Valley is the most prominent wine region in New South Wales, and it’s only a 45 minute drive from Newcastle. You’re guaranteed a good time no matter what time of year you go, but the annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival is an extra special experience for wine-lovers visiting the region. The event takes over the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for a day to showcase some of the best local wines. Festival-goers can also taste a variety of craft beers and ciders and gourmet food from local chefs. Book your flights from Bundaberg to Newcastle around mid-June to attend the festival.

New Annual

New Annual is one of the latest events to hit the Newcastle festival circuit. It’s a 10-day arts festival that celebrates and showcases the city’s creative side. There’s live music, dance performances, live theatre, visual art exhibits, and more to discover. Some of the events are ticketed while others are free to watch, helping to ensure art is accessible to everyone in Newcastle. You can attend various events at New Annual by planning your visit to the city around mid- to late February.

Newcastle Comedy Festival

The Newcastle Comedy Festival assembles a great line-up of comedians – some international and others who were born and bred right in Newcastle – for a series of performances. There are all different types of comedians to appeal to different senses of humour. Enjoy stand-up shows and comedic plays from various comedians, and attend special events that showcase female comedians and Newcastle locals. Travel from Bundaberg to Newcastle between late May and mid-June to get a good laugh at the Newcastle Comedy Festival.

Public Transport and How to Get Around

The city centre of Newcastle is very walkable, and there’s also plenty of public transport options to help you get around. A light rail stretches through the CBD, making six stops between Newcastle Interchange train station and Newcastle Beach. Newcastle also has a wide network of buses and a ferry that connects Queens Wharf in the CBD to Stockton in the northern suburbs.

Having access to a car comes in handy if you’d like to explore the region outside of central Newcastle. You can hire a car with Webjet after booking your Bundaberg to Newcastle flights and pick it up from the airport when you arrive.

The Cost of Visiting

The average nightly rate for a hotel room in Newcastle is around $150 AUD, and you can also find budget options as low as $75 AUD per night. Whichever way you choose to go, you’ll find great deals on your accommodation with Webjet.

Public transport is a great way to get around the CBD and inner suburbs of Newcastle. Fares change based on how far you go and typically fall between $3 and $4 AUD for the light rail, bus, and ferry. You can pay with an Opal card or use your contactless debit or credit card. Rental cars are great for day trips and visiting attractions outside the centre. You can hire a car with Webjet after booking your Bundaberg to Newcastle flights for daily rates starting around $135 AUD.

Some of Newcastle’s must-visit landmarks are completely free to visitors – Fort Scratchley, Newcastle Museum, and Bogey Hole to name a few. Touring the vineyards of the Hunter Valley is also on the to-do list for many travellers visiting Newcastle. You could rent a car and do a self-guided tour or join an official tasting tour for about $75 to $100 AUD per person.

How Much Time to Spend in Newcastle

You could easily spend anywhere from two days to a week in Newcastle, depending on how much you’d like to do and see. If you only have time for a weekend getaway, you can have a great time exploring the central areas of Newcastle. Do you have a bit more time to spare? Plan a trip from Bundaberg to Newcastle for about five to seven days to really immerse yourself in the local culture. Take a few days to enjoy the cafe culture, attractions, and beaches around the city, then hop into a rental car to see the region further. Nearby spots that are worth a visit include the Hunter Valley wine region, surf beaches on the Central Coast, Port Stephens, and Myall Lakes National Park.


What airlines offer Bundaberg to Newcastle flights?

Qantas operates flights from Bundaberg to Newcastle with a stopover in Brisbane.

How long is the flight from Bundaberg to Newcastle?

Bundaberg to Newcastle flights are available from about four hours, including a Brisbane stopover on the way.