Newcastle is the second-largest city in New South Wales and the sixth-largest in Australia. It is located at the mouth of the Hunter River. It is known, quite reasonably, as the `gateway to the Hunter Valley` and certainly is the commercial, administrative and industrial centre of the region. It has numerous beaches, a rich heritage of Victorian architecture, a fascinating early convict history and a substantial number of excellent restaurants and upmarket accommodation options. Today it is a modern city with an elegant and updated harbour foreshore and enough attractions to keep an interested visitor involved for at least a week.
Enjoy Australia's coastal cities along New South Wales State with this Self-Drive Package. Start in Coffs Harbour (one of the Australian east coast's most popular resort towns, famous for its relaxed lifestyle, fishing, its bananas plantations); after that, pick up your Rental Car and drive to the south, visiting; Port Macquarie (at the mouth of the Hastings River, known for its historic old town, beaches, waterways and its koala population); then, Newcastle (bound by a harbour and glorious beaches. It is also a gateway to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s major wine regions); and finally, Sydney (featuring two of the most iconic structures on the planet: "The Sydney Opera House" and "The Sydney Harbor Bridge"). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Sydney- Newcastle: 2 hrs. 5 mins. approx.
Newcastle- Port Macquarie: 2 hrs. 44 mins.
Port Macquarie- Coffs Harbour: 1 hr. 36 mins. Approx.