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Compare Cheap Canberra to Newcastle Flights
No matter if you’re travelling to Newcastle for a quick weekend getaway, a romantic trip, or just to discover the excellent local food and art scene in this charming coastal town; finding cheap airfares can set your holiday off right. Saving money before you even leave your house allows you to explore more historic sites such as Fort Scratchley or the Newcastle Museum. You can tour the lighthouse at Nobbys Head before finding the perfect seashell on Nobbys Beach. You can also use the money saved with a bit of retail therapy at Marketown Shopping Centre or Charlestown Square. Look for cheap flights from Canberra to Newcastle on Webjet to find the best deal for your upcoming trip. With a click of the mouse, you can find hundreds of flights to fit your budget and keep more money in your pocket.
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The best time to visit Newcastle
Newcastle enjoys a stable, temperate climate meaning it is free from extreme temperatures and weather conditions. The warmest time of year for travel to Newcastle is during the summer, from December to February. Expect an average maximum temperature of 26°C; perfect for walking the streets, picnicking along the foreshore, heading into nearby national parks, or lazing on the beach. Much like other parts of the NSW coast however, summer is also peak tourist season for Newcastle. One of the best times to find cheap flights from Canberra to Newcastle is in the late autumn or winter. While the days are certainly cooler and the water can be brisk, those not planning on ocean-swimming or beach time will love having some extra spending money in their pocket on their winter holiday.
Departing From Canberra
There are currently no direct flights from Canberra to Newcastle. However, even with a stopover in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney, regular flight time is still less than six hours. Cheap airfares from Canberra to Newcastle are available with Virgin Australia or Qantas.
Getting to Canberra Airport
Canberra Airport is located 8 kilometres from the centre of the city. The cheapest mode of transit to Canberra Airport (CBR) is the route 11 ACTION bus. A $4.80 one-way fare will get you from the CBD to the airport in less than 30 minutes. The fare is even cheaper if you have a MyWay card,. Taking a taxi or Uber from the CBD to the airport will cost between $23 to $26 and can take roughly 20 minutes depending on traffic and time of year.
Parking at Canberra Airport
Canberra Airport has good parking options for passengers wanting to leave their car at the airport while they make the most of cheap return flights to Newcastle.
Where to Park at Canberra Airport
To make your flight to Newcastle Airport (NTL) as hassle-free as possible, Canberra Airport (CBR) offers indoor and outdoor parking options that are located near the terminals.
- Indoor Parking: Can be found at the green or blue lots closest to the terminals. Parking your car in either of these lots for three days will cost $90 or $145 for five days, with $15 additional day up to 10 days.
- Outdoor Parking: Located in the red or yellow lots. You can enjoy a short walk to the terminals from either lot. A three-day rate is $72. If you’re heading from CBR to NTL for the weekend, be sure to snap up the weekend special pricing of only $35.
Arriving in Newcastle
Newcastle Airport (NTL) is located 15 kilometres from the centre of this harbourside city. It is the major airport for the Port Stephens airport. Although Newcastle is a pedestrian-friendly city, those wanting to drive themselves around and explore beyond the city’s limits should pick-up a hire car from one of the rental kiosks in the arrivals hall.
How to Get from Newcastle Airport to Your Newcastle Hotel or Accommodation
The cheapest transfer from Newcastle Airport to the CBD is available with the public Hunter Valley buses. The 30-minute ride time will cost about $4.50 for a one-way fare. You can pick up the bus outside the arrivals hall at the airport and purchase a ticket directly from the driver. The taxi rank is located adjacent to the departures end of the terminal. One-way fare from Newcastle airport starts at $40. Uber is also available from the airport with rates starting at $35.
Things to do in Newcastle
Travellers come to Newcastle for the surf, vibrant food and shopping scene, quirky art culture, rich history, and its abundant nature parks. Find your perfect patch of sand on Nobby’s Beach or Merewether Beach. If you’ve forgotten your swimsuit or you’re in the mood for a bit of shopping, head to Darby Street. Browse one of the high-end boutiques or bargain shops, or sit down to a quick bite or delicious meal from one of the restaurants and cafes. Immerse yourself in the Newcastle’s heritage at Fort Scratchley. The fort, complete with underground tunnels and massive cannons, played a significant role in keeping settlers safe in the 1870s. Once you’ve completed the tour of the tunnels, you can enjoy a picnic on the foreshore as you watch for migrating humpback whales. Head to Christ Church Cathedral, which sits 77 metres above sea level, to tour inside and enjoy the stained glass windows and beautiful architecture. Want to get up close and personal with Mother Nature? Explore Eucalypt Forest of Blackbutt Reserve. The restored rainforest provides a home for rare and vulnerable species, as well as famous Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, emu, and kangaroo. Enjoy a walk along the nature trails, watch the animals feed from observation shelters, or learn more about the animals at one of the daily public talks.