It's ON! in Newcastle and the Hunter

The Newcastle and Hunter regions host a huge line up of events in 2015 between January and March. See thought-provoking art exhibitions, hotly contested international sporting matches and spectacular musical performances from world-famous acts. Indulge your tastebuds by sampling outstanding regional food and wine at a range of vibrant festivals.

The three cultural hubs of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley are all located within a one-hour drive away from each other, so it’s easy to explore the region on a short break. Enjoy the great range of events and book now to take advantage of great accommodation deals for Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie.

It's ON! Newcastle events

Newcastle is a lively harbour city filled with great surf beaches, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and bustling eat streets. As one of Australia's oldest cities, it also features architectural heritage and fascinating historic sites. Experience international football action during the AFC Asian Cup 2015 in January, and see world-class surfers on Merewether Beach during Surfest between 17 - 23 February.

It's ON! Hunter Valley events

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s most visited wine region and home to outstanding cellar door and gourmet food experiences. Visit during the end of year holiday season to see the Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular which runs until 26 January. Experience incredible live music events including singers Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together on 14 February, and US band The Eagles in concert on 7 March.

It's ON! Lake Macquarie events

Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountains. Explore the sea caves and rock pools of Cave Beach, or go bushwalking to waterfalls and spectacular lookouts in Watagans National Park. The town celebrates its rich maritime history with an extensive program of water-based sporting activities and events during Lakefest from 21 - 27 February.

Newcastle Deals

Boulevard on Beaumont Hotel

Stay 3 nights, get third night half price

Quality Suites Boulevard on Beaumont is the finest boutique hotel in Newcastle located in the cosmopolitan restaurant and café strip of Hamilton, just 2 km from Newcastle’s CBD & beautiful coastline. The hotel features 32 self-contained rooms consisting of large open-plan studios and spacious two-bedroom apartments.

  • King studio suites from $170 Sunday – Thursday, $190 Friday & Saturday
  • Two-bedroom apartments from $230 Sunday – Thursday, $290 Friday & Saturday

Chifley Apartments Newcastle

Save up to 30%

Book your summer holiday at Chifley Apartments Newcastle early and save up to 30% plus receive a free pair of shades and a free 'thirst – quencher’ per person per stay. Chifley Apartments is your perfect base to explore Newcastle and the Hunter Region with all the luxuries you expect from Chifley with convenience of spacious apartment style accommodation.

  • $223 one-bedroom apartment per night
  • Save 30% when you book 30 days in advance
  • Plus receive a free pair of shades and a free 'thirst – quencher’ per person per stay

The Clarendon Hotel

Save 20%

Unique to Newcastle, The Clarendon Hotel combines boutique hotel rooms with modern dining and an art deco bar in a relaxed atmosphere. Centred in the heart of Newcastle CBD, the hotel is a short walk to Darby Street & Honeysuckle Precinct.

  • $165 per room per night
  • Stay 3 or more nights & receive a 20% discount off our rack rate plus a $20 bar voucher

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Unforgettable Moments at Crowne Plaza

Treat someone special to an unforgettable experience at Crowne Plaza Newcastle. Enjoy a true harbourside escape and indulge in an overnight stay in suite accommodation, with full buffet breakfast each day and a dolphin watch cruise and sandboarding experience with Moonshadow Cruises for 2 adults.

  • $229 per room per night
  • Includes full buffet breakfast for 2 adults plus dolphin watch cruise and sandboarding

Quality Hotel NOAH'S On the Beach

10% off our best rate of the day

Book any of our ocean, harbour or city side rooms at Quality Hotel NOAH'S On the Beach and receive 10% off our best rate of the day when booking 2 nights or more. Offer includes free Wi-Fi and complementary parking at Newcastle’s only beach front hotel.

  • $169 per room per night
  • 10% discount off the rate of the day on any room type with a minimum 2 night stay, plus free wifi and complementary parking

Stockton Beach

Save 20%

With Stockton Beach Holiday Park right on the beachfront of Stockton Beach, our holiday park offers 32 kilometres of white sand stretching from Stockton to Anna Bay, an excellent patrolled swimming, surfing and fishing beach.

  • Enjoy any villas at Stockton Beach for 20% off
  • $279 (based on 2 nights in a 2 bedroom during midweek, normally $348 - SAVE $69)

Quest Newcastle Serviced Apartments

Summer Adventure Escape Package

Feeling the need for adventure? Take a short break with a difference this summer and choose from one of our fabulous adventure activities to enjoy with overnight accommodation included in our one or two-bedroom apartments.

  • One-bedroom apartment from $265 per night (min 2 people travelling)
  • Two-bedroom apartment from $440 per night (min 4 people travelling)

Hunter Valley Deals

Cam Way Estate

Midweek Special Offer

Set on 60 beautiful acres of tranquil parkland in the heart of the Hunter Cam Way Estate is only a short walk to Pokolbon Village and boasts 6 vineyards and 7 restaurants on its boundary.

  • From $160 per night in a Studio Suite
  • Book additional midweek nights and receive 50% discount off full rate, (Thur - Sun inclusive)

Hermitage Lodge

Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Experience

Enjoy a two night midweek Hunter Valley wine and cheese experience at Hermitage Lodge staying in a 4.5 star Vineyard Studio. Receive a complimentary bottle of Hunter Valley wine and a cheese platter on arrival and enjoy a winery tour at Tyrrell’s Wines.

  • $175 per night (midweek)
  • Includes a bottle of wine, a cheese platter and a winery tour of Tyrrell's

Hunterstay Accommodation

One night free

Hunterstay Accommodation offers outstanding holiday accommodation in the Broke Fordwich wine region of the Hunter Valley in NSW.

  • Midweek deal: $240 for 2 nights for two people, 3rd night free
  • Weekend deal: $560 for 2 nights for four people, 3rd night free
  • Personal vineyard tasting and free bottle of wine on arrival at vineyard

Ironstone Estate

Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Enjoy a Hunter Valley break with family and friends at the Ironstone Estate Lodge and Homestead which can both accommodate up to 12 people. Take advantage of this special offer from January through to March 2015, stay 2 nights and receive the 3rd night free. To receive this special deal mention "It's ON".

  • Accommodates 12 people from $1110 per night
  • Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2

Lovedale Lodge

Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Lovedale Lodge a beautiful 36 acre property nestled on the border of the Pokolbin and Lovedale wine regions. A charming homestead, cottage and villa, each can be booked individually or collectively for groups Sleeping 4 to 20 guests. Minimum booking 3 guests.

  • $80 per person per night. Minimum bookings per cottage

Peppers Guest House

Hunter Holiday Package

Rejuvenate with a weekend away at the original Peppers Retreat in the Hunter Valley - Peppers Guest House. Take advantage of your late checkout and sleep in to wake up refreshed and relax on the terrace taking in the valley view. Stay connected to friends and family with your unlimited WiFi.

  • Stay in a Vintage Room from $159 per night including complimentary WiFi and late checkout at 11am

Somewhere Unique

Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Enjoy a romantic, relaxing experience this Summer … 'Somewhere Unique' … private, adults-only, self-contained accommodation. Located minutes from the historic Wollombi village in Hunter Valley Wine Country. King-sized bed, double bath, beautiful valley views, air-conditioning, bicycles, Foxtel, wi-fi, BBQ and much more.

  • $315 per couple per night
  • Book a Weekend Romance Package and stay 3 nights for the price of 2
  • Valid for Direct Bookings Only - Friday to Sunday from 2 January to 29 March 2015. Please use Promotional Code ITS-ON to receive discounted rate online.

Quest Singleton

Hunter Valley Gardens Summer Package

Planning a trip to the Hunter Valley this Summer? This package includes entry into the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectaculal, LePack breakfast pack, complimentary bottle of local Hunter Valley Wine on arrival and late check out of 11am on day of departure. Explore the Hunter Valley Wine Region and what there is to offer!

  • Packages start from $295 per night for a one-bedroom apartment
  • Inclusions: 2 tickets to The Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular, 2 LePack breakfast packs, a bottle of local Hunter Valley wine on arrival and complimentary late checkout of 11am on day of departure

Wine Country Motor Inn

2 nights for $250

Four-star CBD accommodation, just 10 minutes from the vineyards and offering all the convenience of a city centre location.

  • Deluxe Queen Room from $250 for a 2-night stay (minimum 2 nights)

Wine Country Villas

Stay two nights get the third night FREE

You’ll enjoy a taste of luxury in the beautiful Hunter Valley, when you stay with us, at Wine Country Villas. Enjoy a king bed, breakfast provisions, a full kitchen, A/C, WiFi, Foxtel, your own deck, bbq and views. We are close to all Hunter Valley attractions, restaurants and wineries.

  • Book 2 nights and receive a 3rd night FREE. Save up to $440

Lake Macquarie Deals

BEST WESTERN PLUS Apollo International

Stay 2 nights and Save

Apollo International Hotel Newcastle offers new, large and luxurious hotel rooms with fabulous bush and district views from every room.

  • Stay 2 nights and Save 15% on weekends for all room types

Lake Macquarie Holiday Parks

Pay 6 Stay 7

A haven for water lovers, Lake Macquarie Holiday Parks are in prime positions for boating, fishing, swimming and water sports. With plenty to see and do right on your doorstep, there is lots to love about Lake Macquarie.

  • Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6
  • Enjoy any of the Holiday Parks locations: Belmont Pines, Blacksmiths Beachside, Swansea Gardens or Wangi Point.

Mecure Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie

3rd night free

Nestled amongst beaches and the bush on a quiet bay of Cams Wharf, Mecure Raffertys Resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience 38 acres of pure relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • Stay 2 nights for just $239 per night

Watersedge Boathouse

3rd night free

An enchanting fully self contained boathouse with uninterrupted 180° views, just metres from the lakes edge and less than 2hrs north of Sydney CBD. The ideal getaway for those seeking peace and tranquillity, tastefully decorated and generously equipped. The perfect retreat for a week or weekend away.

  • $180 per couple per night
  • Book 3 consecutive nights and get the 3rd night free.
  • Offer applies between 1st December, 2014 and 30th January, 2015