Australia has had a tough summer. There's been drought, bushfires and floods.
This year we're encouraging everyone to #holidayherethisyear and to #LoveNSW.
Take a staycation in your own city, head to a drought or fire affected area, shop from the bush and support the Australian economy.
So, if you're from Newcastle, never been here, or if it's your favourite holiday destination - now's the time to join us and #LoveNSW.
With the buzz of the big city and the calm of the coast, Newcastle weaves together a diverse offering of urban and nature-based experiences to suit every itinerary.
Don't leave without:
- Getting close to nature - take a trip to Blackbutt Reserve and see Aussie animals up close and personal, or enjoy a walk through Glenrock Reserve.
- Enjoying some art - with a range of permanent and special exhibitions, there's also something new to see at Newcastle Art Gallery.
- Taking a trip back in time - as one of Australia's oldest cities, Newcastle oozes history. Visit Fort Scratchley, the Lock-Up and the Convict Lumberyard - for starters!
- Soaking up our past, present and future - an unmissable experience, Newcastle Museum will give you a fabulous insight into the fabric of this fabulous city.
Don't forget to share your holiday snaps on Instagram. Tag @citynewcastle.au and #LoveNSW so we can see them too.
Check out our intineraries and blogs for some extra holiday inspo.