Newcastle, New South Wales is the second most populated city in New South Wales and the second most populated non capital city in Australia. It is approximately 90 minutes north of Sydney. Newcastle and the surround Hunter Valley are famous for their numerous coal deposits and coal mines and Newcastle Harbour is currently the largest exporter of coal of any harbour in the world. Hop online and compare prices on car rental Newcastle with us and get the best deal on car rental.
Where is it?
Newcastle is situated at the mouth of the Hunter River which empties into Newcastle Harbour. A lot of the culture of the city is derived from the river with many things in the city named after the river or situated on the river. Nearby Port Stephens is known as the Marlin fishing capital of Australia and is a modern tourist destination that attracts tourists from around the world.
A top place to visit
Newcastle was featured as a top ten city in the Lonely Planet ‘Best Travel in 2011’ guide. It features many excellent beaches with eight situated adjacent to the city centre itself. Merewether, Newcastle, Nobbys, and Bar Beach in particular are popular for their excellent surfing and fishing and proximity to the city centre. One of the best features of Newcastle are the Ocean Baths, an art deco masterpiece that serves as a social beacon for the community.
Visit the Fort Scratchley Historic Site, overlooking Nobbys Beach and lighthouse, the Fortress has a long and interesting military history. Survivor of the Japanese submarine attack of WWII and the 1989 Newcastle Earthquake, Christ Church Cathedral is also a wonderful tourist destination. With so much to see and do in the area get online with us and rent a car through one of the many car rental companies servicing Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.