Looking for some travel-inspo for your next trip away? Below are some of the top travel destinations for those looking to explore our incredible country – and as a bonus, they’re all easily accessible via direct flights from Newcastle Airport.
A hub of unique eateries, magnificent museums, and colourful street-art, it’s no wonder Melbourne has been called Australia’s “cultural capital”. For the foodie, Melbourne offers a range of cuisine options for every taste and budget, from vegetarian fast food to trendy eight-course fusion tapas. Meanwhile, the art connoisseur can explore a number of museums, including the National Gallery of Victoria. If your media tastes are more on the digital side, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) provides a hands-on experience with the history of Australian film and video games.
Fly to Melbourne direct from Newcastle Airport with up to six flights per day.
If you are looking for a city-and-sea experience, Brisbane is a top contender. Take your pick when it comes to taking in the city skyline, from high in the sky from Mt Coot-tha Lookout or from the water by kayaking along Brisbane River. Experience Australia’s aquatic wildlife at Morton Island, where you can feed dolphins, snorkel among coral and shipwrecks, and watch the yearly humpback whale migration. If you would prefer to stay closer to the city you won’t miss out on Brisbane’s beaches either, with Streets Beach being Australia’s only inner-city beach.
Fly to Brisbane direct from Newcastle Airport with up to nine flights per day.
It may be known for its churches and wine, but Adelaide also offers a wide variety of experiences you may not expect. Known as the “Festival City”, Adelaide plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year. The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival are two of the country’s most-anticipated events on the festival calendar, while a number of other events cater to fans of everything from film to music to food. There’s even a 10-day cello festival!
Fly to Adelaide direct from Newcastle Airport from 22 March.