Newcastle Beach YHA

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Things to do in Newcastle Beach YHA

Newcastle is home to some of Australia's best surf beaches, pubs and student nightlife. Enjoy daily tours of the Hunter Valley wineries, dune bike safaris, and the free native animal and bush reserve. Learn to surf, scuba dive, or skydive. Go on a dolphin/whale watching tour between May and November, helicopter flight, or adventure wilderness tour. Experience the thrills of sandboarding on the Stockton Sand Dunes.Watch the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team or the Newcastle Jets football team play at Newcastle Stadium. tickets from $15 - call the hostel for game times.

Find loads of bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance of the hostel.

Scroll down to find all the FREE things to do in Newcastle! 

At the hostel

Bingo night

Grab a few of your roommates and enjoy a classic game of Bingo

Local pub

Movie night

A classic flick with free popcorn


Pizza night

All-you-can-eat pizza


Sausage sizzle

BBQ and mingle with your fellow hostellers


Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Hunter Valley Day Trip

Discover Australia's leading wine area, the Hunter Valley. Full day tour including lunch. Visit three local wineries and taste up to 20 different wines.

A trip to the Hunter Valley wine region gives you a perfect excuse to taste some of Australia's finest wines, in Australia's oldest wine producing area. Semillons and Chardonnays are what makes the Hunter Valley famous. For fans of red wine, you can look forward to tasting some magnificent Shiraz. 
Take a unique 20 minute 'behind the scenes' wine making tour at a world renown winemaker that has won “International Winemaker of the Year” at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London 3 times. Please note that this is a working winery and that if wine is in production, we cannot do the guided tour. Wine tasting will still be included. Please wear enclosed shoes.

Enjoy a delicious restaurant lunch and relax with a glass of wine while you take in the beautiful scenery. Our extensive menu caters for all tastes and requirements.

Tour departs Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from Sydney Central YHA Hostel at 7:25am and returns after a day of culture and wine-tasting at approximately 6:30pm.

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Hunter Valley Overnight Experience

Visit Australia's oldest wine producing area, the Hunter Valley. Taste world class wine and talk to family winemakers who have been producing Australian wine for generations.
This Hunter Valley tour takes you around all the best spots in NSW's famous winery region. Visit some of Australia's award-winning wineries. The picturesque region, 2 hours north of Sydney, is also a haven for cycling, horse riding, hot air ballooning, golf and gourmet food tasting.

With so much to do, you will need an overnight stop at the Hunter Valley YHA Hostel.

The 'Hunter Valley Overnight Experience' includes:

  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Hunter Valley YHA
  • Diverse Hunter Valley vineyards tour with tasting and a delicious lunch/li>
  • Return transfers from Sydney

On the 2nd day in your free time, perhaps cycle into the town of Cessnock, sample beers in the nearby brewery or even treat yourself to a morning hot air balloon experience. You will be collected from the Hunter Valley YHA at 3.15pm.

This overnight tour departs every THURSDAY, FRIDAY or SATURDAY from Sydney at 7.25am and will return the following day at approximately 6-6.30pm.

FREE things to do in Newcastle

  1. Surf on the beach with the hostel's free surfboard and bodyboard
  2. Free entry to Blackbutt Reserve wildlife park
  3. Free city bus to explore the CBD
  4. Take a swim in the historic Bogey Hole
  5. Enjoy spectacular views of Bar Beach and Merewether on a half-hour coastal walk, beautifully lit up at night.

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