Newcastle

Crystalbrook Collection to open Newcastle’s first ever five-star luxury hotel

December 12, 2018

After a highly successful entry into Cairns with recently opened luxury resort Riley, Crystalbrook Collection Hotels & Resorts have today announced that they have acquired Newcastle’s iconic ‘Roundhouse’ Council Administrative Centre with plans to convert the building into a luxury five-star hotel. Set to open in late 2020, the planned hotel, dubbed Kingsley, will stick […]

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Virgin Australia announce direct services between Newcastle and Auckland

July 19, 2018

Novocastrians are about to receive greater access to the vast beauty of New Zealand as Virgin Australia plan to be the first airline in 16 years to introduce direct services between Newcastle Airport and Auckland. Newcastle Airport will welcome the new routes during the peak holiday period from 22nd November 2018 to 17th February 2019, […]

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AUxAU Guide to Newcastle: A potent dose of beach, music and history in modern Australia

June 1, 2018

Continuous golden beaches flow down the coast in either direction into a horizon of shipping barges coming and going. “We are different in that we have this laid-back surf culture that mixes with the working class, pub-rocking theme and somehow at this mix comes unique things. It’s such an amazing city because it’s so dynamic,” […]

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AUxAU Guide to Newcastle: Where to Dine & Drink

May 31, 2018

Continuous golden beaches flow down the coast in either direction into a horizon of shipping barges coming and going. “We are different in that we have this laid-back surf culture that mixes with the working class, pub-rocking theme and somehow at this mix comes unique things. It’s such an amazing city because it’s so dynamic,” […]

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AUxAU Guide to Newcastle: The Lucky Hotel puts a trendy spin on history

May 30, 2018

Located on Hunter Street, The Lucky Hotels’ normal front entrance is engulfed by the city’s ongoing light-rail construction. But whilst staff remarked to us that Hunter Street’s closure to car traffic and constant flow of pedestrians has impacted their day-trade, the venue was a hive of energy for our visit which spoke volumes to their […]

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Hotel Review: Superior Room at Novotel Newcastle Beach (NSW)

February 14, 2016

A couple of years ago, Californian Andrew Smith was awarded the title of Destination NSW’s “Chief Funster”, a duty that saw him travel around the State for six months, creating digital content that shows off New South Wales in all its splendour. I had the opportunity to join Andrew for two days of his adventure, […]

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