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What to do in Newcastle these school holidays?

  1. Coast XP

Experience Newcastle and the Hunter Coast in a truly unique way. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline filled adventure, or you want to get up close with our local marine life, Coast XP allows you to explore our beautiful natural landmarks from the sea.

*Book your adventure boat at reception

  1. Newcastle Art Gallery workshop

Every school holidays, the Newcastle Art Gallery host workshops for kids suitable for ages 5-12 years. The workshops offer a fun and easy way for children to engage with materials or processes.

As for the adults? Drop the kids off and wander down Darby street for a coffee, some food or a spot of shopping.

For more information visit:

  1. Newcastle Museum

Voyage to the Deep exhibition will be aimed at children, focusing on the delivery of engaging experiences. It will also feature content to engage adult visitors while their children explore.

The exhibition will offer an experience that stimulates kid’s imagination and allows them to role play as a sub-mariner exploring the depths of the ocean.

For more information:

  1. Holey Moley Golf

Offering two putt putt course options, Holey Moley is a unique venue with crazy individual themes at each hole.  It’s a great activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

  1. Newcastle Beach

You can’t stay at Novotel Newcastle Beach and not venture down to the beautiful Newcastle Beach…the very words are even in our hotel name! Swim in the baths or between the flags, take the little ones to the kids pool, or simply relax on the sand with a coffee from the Kiosk.

Plus, if you’re staying with us for 3 nights or more during the September holidays, we will give you complementary bogie boards to use at the beach during your stay.

  1. Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Gardens will be hosting “Mega Creatures” these September holidays. All animals great and small will be making an appearance from the giant T-Rex and Stegosaurus, to dragons and creepy crawlies.

Plus, don’t miss out on the Ferris wheel, Super Slide and lots more.

Buy your ticket HERE.

  1. Blackbutt Reserve

Explore the wildlife exhibits, nature walks, the reptile show, animal feedings, kids’ playground & educational programs.

  1. King Edward Park

Only a 2 minute walk up the road from Novotel Newcastle Beach, the picturesque King Edward Park is perfect for a family picnic.

Don’t forget your swimmers for dip at Newcastle’s iconic Bogey Hole or swim at the beach on the way home.

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