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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- all within walking distance from the hostel. Enjoy coastal walks, historic sights, Hunter Valley winery tours, native animal wildlife park, daily dolphin cruises, whale watching tours (May-Nov), skydiving and more! Experience the thrills of sandboarding on the Stockton sand dunes or learn to surf, watch the Newcastle Knights rugby team or the Newcastle Jets football team play at the Newcastle stadium, find loads of pubs, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants all within walking distances from the hostel.

Scroll down to see all the free things to do in Newcastle!

At the hostel

FREE Surfboards + Bodyboards

Grab a free surf or body board and hit the beach! 

Whenever you fancy!
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Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Skydive Newcastle

Enjoy the breathtaking views over Sydney's Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter valley, shimmering lakes and beaches! One of the most spectacular drop zones in Australia!
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Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass

Save 5% with YHA! The most affordable and flexible Australian travel pass. See Australia your way, on your schedule.

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. Take a swim in the historic Bogey Hole
  4. Enjoy spectacular views of Bar Beach and Merewether on a half-hour coastal walk, beautifully lit up at night.

Connect with this hostel


Hunter Valley Zoo
15% off
Concession price tickets for YHA members (15% off entry). Tickets available from Hunter Valley YHA.
  • (02) 4990 7714
Hunter Valley Bike Hire
20% off
YHA members receive 20% off bike hire from Hunter Valley YHA. Breathe in the fresh air and discover the beauty of the Hunter Valley by bike.
Hunter Valley Aviation
$220 Flight
Always wanted to learn to fly? Or just want to have a bit of fun? YHA members receive a One Hour Trial Instructional Flight for $220.
  • (02) 4991 6500
Openair Cinemas
15% off
Watch new releases and cult classics under the stars all around Australia and New Zealand and save 15% on your General Admission tickets!
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