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Newcastle is serviced by an airport 15km north of Newcastle at the RAAF base in Williamstown, Port Stephens. The airport is the 12th busiest in Australia. It features car rental options available on our website. Compare prices online with us when you book your flight.

Newcastle Airport is jointly owned by the Newcastle City Council and Port Stephens Council. The airport is the support for 3,200 jobs in the region and contributes approximately half a billion dollars a year to the economy of the area. Flights are offered to and from Newcastle to places including Sydney, Narrabri, Albury, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Ballina.

Historic past

The airport begun operations in 1947 when the government opened the RAAF airport to civilian operations. The airport remained under government control until 1990 when it was handed over to its current owners.

Newcastle is a famous coal mining city and is the spiritual “capital” of the Hunter Valley. It is well known for its mining and rich colonial history as well as fishing and surfing. It was listed by Lonely Planet in its top 10 ‘Best Travel’ guide and features many fantastic restaurants, art galleries, museums and other historic buildings related to the industries that Newcastle is famous for.

Port Stephens itself is a popular tourist destination. Nelson Bay features modern shopping, dining and accommodation and is situated on a beautiful bay. It is a famous fishing destination with excellent inshore and offshore options. It is particularly well known for it’s Marlin fishing offshore. Compare car rental prices online with us now to get the best available deal for you. We have options from all the major car rental companies that service Newcastle Airport.