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There are plenty of ways to enjoy Newcastle’s great beach lifestyle - surfing lessons, fishing and beach walks. Make sure you take the scenic Bathers Way, an easy 5-km coastal walk that takes you from Nobbys Light House to Merewether where you can go for a swim in the outdoor ocean baths. Newcastle has a well-established food scene. Highlights are Beaumont Street in Hamilton and Honeysuckle, once an industrial wharf and now a smart plaza with restaurants, cafés and bars.
Just a short drive away, discover 150 cellar doors in Australia’s most popular wine region, the Hunter Valley. Or visit nearby Port Stephens to enjoy golden sandy beaches and sparkling aqua waterways that are home to over 150 bottlenose dolphins and whale watching during the annual migration.
Virgin Australia Holidays
*Package prices are based on the departure port outlined in this table unless specified otherwise in these terms and conditions. All discounts and applicable travel dates have been included in the package price advertised. Subject to availability. International return fares may vary with the addition of local taxes and charges or due to currency fluctuations. Domestic prices based on a return economy Getaway fare. International short haul prices are based on a return economy Getaway fare. International long haul prices to Japan are based on a return economy Light fare on Virgin Australia-operated flights. International long haul prices to Los Angeles, USA are based on a return economy Light fare on Virgin Australia- or Delta Airlines-operated flights. The checked baggage allowance for a Light fare is one 23kg bag. Light fares cannot be upgraded, changed, or combined. Light fares are non-refundable, unless you are entitled to a refund under the Australian Consumer Law. Light fares may only select seats when checking in online or at the airport. Flight time, flight date, and name changes are not permitted for Light fares. Light fares will be forfeited if you cancel your flight or fail to fly. See Virgin Australia’s Fees page for details. All fares are based on internet bookings. All fares are subject to the relevant fare rules and the operating airline’s Conditions of Carriage. Prices may vary until ticketed. Add $30 more per person when booking by telephone, capped at 4 people per booking. All payments made by debit/credit card are subject to a payment surcharge. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Full payment is required at the time of booking. Packages include the advertised number of nights’ accommodation in a selected hotel. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Prices are based on the least expensive room, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. A checked baggage allowance is included in your fare. Changes and cancellations incur a fee and any applicable fare difference, see Virgin Australia’s Fees page for details. Name changes are not permitted. There may be restrictions on your ability to get a refund under the fare rules for your flight but you may be entitled to a refund under the Australian Consumer Law in certain circumstances. Flights may be operated by a partner airline. All third party supplier services (including flights, hotels and events) are subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant supplier. Please visit the supplier’s website for further information. Full Virgin Australia Holidays Terms and Conditions apply.
**Please remember to select the travel extra in the booking path as it is not automatically selected. All third party supplier services (including flights, hotels, cars and events) are subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant Supplier. Please visit the Supplier's website for further information.
^To earn and redeem Velocity Points and Status Credits you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time. Each Qualifying Holiday will earn 3 Points for each AUD dollar spent and may only be earned by one member of Velocity Frequent Flyer for each Qualifying Holiday package. Only the first member whose name is on the reservation record as the first nominated traveller may earn Velocity Points. Silver, Gold and Platinum members will earn a Points bonus depending on their membership status (50%, 75% and 100% respectively). The Points bonus will be allocated to a member on top of the base Points earned only, and will not apply to any other promotion where additional bonus Points may be offered. Velocity members will also earn Status Credits on eligible airfares booked and flown as part of travel packages. An eligible airfare is defined as any flight which is deemed eligible to earn Status Credits by observing the Velocity Frequent Flyer terms and conditions. To earn Status Credits on the airfare portion of your holiday package, simply continue with your booking until you reach the guest details page of your booking, where you will be prompted to enter your Velocity membership number. All other flights are not eligible to earn Status Credits when purchased as part of a Virgin Australia Holidays package. Velocity Points and Status Credits earned will be awarded after travel is completed. Full Virgin Australia Holidays Velocity Terms and Conditions apply.