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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2015
Newcastle, NSW in Late January  (4 Answers)

Hi there, I am planning on visiting Newcastle NSW at the end of January. Just wanted to know if this would be a good time weather wise? Is it sunny or is it more prone to rain being so far up NSW?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2014
Quickest route  (2 Answers)

What would be the quickest way to get to the blue mountains from newcastle region, by public transport.

Are there certain trains or other public transport that have more direct routs or limited stops then others?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2013
Moving to new castle  (2 Answers)

Hi, I just turned 18 and planing to move to new castle in a about 4 or 5 months. Where is the best place to live for a cheap one room apartment? And is it easy to find a job?
Where should I look an apartment?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2013
Airport  (6 Answers)

I was thinking of flying from Newcastle back to Melbourne in April. But now I find Newcastle Airport is in Port Stephens. I can't find out the best way to get to the airport from the centre of the city. Is there a designated shuttle bus? There are buses on the airport website but there seem very infrequent. They do say it takes 25 minutes to drive there.
Has anyone got any helpful info before I throw my hat over the windmill and book a flight.?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2010
Looking to start new life in Newcastle with 2 sons  (5 Answers)

I've read some really positive stuff about Newcastle and would love to start a new life there with my 9 and 8 year old sons. Their dad died a couple if years back and we want to move to a brighter climate as we love the outdoors. We currently live in Dublin, Ireland and the winters are dreary! Any advice on good family oriented areas to initially rent with a view to buying greatly appreciated. Any advice from anyone else who has kids in schools in Newcastle ar

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2009
luggage storage

Anyplace in Newcastle to store some luggage while traveling for a week? International Student is finishing school and travelling about before flying home. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2009
VT mini-meet at Blackbutt Reserve  (6 Answers)

Short notice, I know, but betska & dancinbudgie are meeting up for lunch this coming Monday (12th) in Newcastle, if anyone happens to be around, please join us!
More details on the meetings page!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2007
group 0f 40 lads looking for a place to eat and drink?

Hello we re coming over from Ireland on a weekend to see the Sunderland Villa match on the 15th Dec. We want to keep all the group together. By eating and drinking at the same spot we feel that this can be achieved. The average age is 18. What do you recommend? We were never in Newcastle. Plus we are staying in Jurys Inn right in the heart of the night life. Looking forward to hearing from someone.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2007
living and working  (2 Answers)

hii.. can anyone advise me where the best area to find casual work (i have a holiday work visa) because im still deciding on where to rent aswell.. i was told these areas will give me a better chance to find work: charlestown, kotara and hamilton. i wont have a car yet so i would prefer to be close to public transport. im getting quite desparate to find a place to rent.. if anyone knows of any 1 bed appartment please let me know. looking to rent from 13th march.

hope to get some replies! thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2006
Transportation to Byron  (2 Answers)

Hey everyone, I'll be going up to Newcaslte from Sydney by train, and i was told this was the last stop. Is it possible to catch a bus at this same station (scott n watt intersection) to get to byron bay? Also, would anyone know a website where i might find some resourceful information abut the bus system in newcastle. thanks for any help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2006
Wow- that's a dilemma  (9 Answers)

Hallo everyone!
I am a greek doctor who has recently been offered contracts for specialisation training in Brussels, Belgium and Newcastle, NSW. This is one hell of a dilemma, as I suppose that we are talking about two completely different things.. I have visited Brussels (it's only a 3-hours flight from home) but won't have the chance to visit Newcastle. So... What could you Novocastrians say to persuade me come there?
By the way, I will be moving with my partner, who is into management-hr-shipping. Would there be any relevant jobs there or should she look for something in Sydney?
Oh and much of my training will be in hospitals throughout the Hunter valley. That would something completely different than just living in Brussels, so I'm worried about how rural hospitals work there and whether that could be an interesting (and not dramatic!) experience..

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2006
beach volleyball

I'm from Cape Town, South Africa and will be visiting newcastle next year (not sure when). I'll be workign at Newcastle University for a few months. Anyone about the beach volleyball scene in NEwcastle? The best beaches for volleyball? Is there a formal BV league with different teams, like in Sydney for example? Is there any indoor beach volleyball during winter season?
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2006

I am living in NZ and am moving to Newcastle QLD on 03 December 2006. My aim is to go there by myself and get full-time work. At that stage my aussie hubby and 2 re schoolers will move over. I need work in customer service/call centre work/reception etc. Location is a must for work as initally we wont have transport. The location I would like would be near town and near a day care centre but need to take into account housing. We will be renting so dont want to pay anymore than220 weekly for a 2-3 bedroom house. Any ideas or hints for moving. what area are the best to live and the safest? What's the best way to find work? email me pleassssssssssssseeeeeee on [email]

Thanks heaps guys!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2006
Newcastle to Morpeth - cheapest way  (3 Answers)

What is the cheapest/easiest way to get from Newcastle to Morpeth?
Thanks for replies!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2006
Moving to Newcastle  (4 Answers)

I currently live in Melbourne and have decided I need a change from the BIG city. Ive heard Newcastle is quite a nice place to go. I really just want a few more opinions. Im a single 28 year old female so really Im looking for a good night life and good people. Is the nightlife any good? What is the price of houses to share if you live a bit out of the city CBD? Is it a friendly city?

I appreciate any feedback


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2006
University of Newcastle  (7 Answers)

I just got admitted to the University of Newcastle, commencing on February 2007, and I was wondering if i could get some information about the City itself. I have never been to Australia and i just wanna get as much information before i make my decision if I should take the offer or not. What is the city like?.. and is there lots of things to do during free time?? If i do decide to go.. I'll be living there for two years and just the thought of me going to a place where I've never been to..or for that matter.. a place where i dont know anyone is a bit overwhelming. Any advice will be surely appreciated!!! =)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2006
Best time to visit?  (2 Answers)


Planning a surprise trip for my better half who has not seen her family in Newcastle, NSW for years. When is the best time to visit? Any times of the year I should avoid?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2006
Going from Lima, Peru to Newcastle NSW  (3 Answers)

Hi mates,
Im from Lima planning to visit Newcastle in a few weeks for the first time. I need some advise as I dont know anyone on town. what should I visit?. Where can I found cheap acommodations near the Wickham area?. what should I be aware of? If it secure place to visit? What I must see? . How can get to Newcastle from Sydney (where I'll be arriving from).By the way, If anyone wants to visit Lima,Peru I'll be happy to show you around. Regards to everyone. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2005
our family is moving to the newcastle area - help needed!!!  (6 Answers)

Hello! Our family are moving out to the Newcastle area in January. My husband is going to be working in Newcastle, and we are not sure whether to live actually in Newcastle or to live in the surrounding areas - Port Stephens, Tea Gardens Central Coast and Lake Macquarie all look nice!We are happy for the commute to be about an hour by car. We have 2 children aged 5 and 8 and so good primary schools are a major priority for us, and possibly high schools too. We live in a very rural area in England and so we would need to be able to find a nice grassy part of Newcastle if we were to stay in town if possibe!!! Any ideas? Any schools or areas to avoid? Any fantastic schools? Any advice....please!! I have visited Newcastle but that was 17 years ago - before being a parent!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2005
port macquarrie  (3 Answers)

is there anything to do in port macquarrie...i will be there for 4 days at the end of this month...are there any good irish bars?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2005
Driving Directions  (9 Answers)

Hello People!

I'm planning on a road trip from Newcastle to Sydney. Which is the fastest route? Will there be any scenic spots to stopover for a few minutes along the way? How long does it take to drive down to Sydney? Will the weather cause any hindrance to the drive?

Your valuable information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2005
Train ride to Sydney  (2 Answers)

I'll be in Newcastle for a week and then I'll be travelling to Sydney. I'm planning to travel to Sydney on the train. Is it possible to place my luggage in the train? Is there any compartment to place luggage or do I have to have it with me all the time?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2005
Living in Newcastle, Australia  (2 Answers)

Hi there Me and the family (1 wife, 4 year daughter) are seriously looking to emigrate to Oz this year and think Newcastle would be a great location to settle and bring up our daughter and enjoy the far better climate than we get in Scotland. Can anyone give me pointers as a good place to stay, ideally near the beach and easily commutable to King Street in the centre of town. Thanks in advance Paul

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2004
Newcastle Motels things To Do/See  (10 Answers)

Hi: I live here in Newcastle on Tyne UK, I am a Geordie! I am planning my 2006 OZ vacation, my first stop out of sydney after the Blue Mountains is to make my way over to Newcastle NSW. Around January 2006, is this time of year easy to book up Hotel/Motel (Pre book or turn Up)? Is there much to see or do around Newcastle area/ Also looking for good rates Motel, as we are 2 to 3 guys on 6 weeks vacation to OZ and need a bit help. John Mac. Newcastle on Tyne. UK 05/11/2004. 06:20am GMT

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2004
Missing Home  (1 Answer)

Hi, I am a novocastrian away from home. Would love to hear from some locals what is happening now that I am away from home. Feeling kinda homesick. Whats happening down south? Cheers Sheryn

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2004
Transport to Airport  (1 Answer)

Hi, I am arriving in Newcastle by train (Broadmeadow) and have several hours to get to the airport. I would like some suggestions on the best way to get from one to the other (probably with a wander around somewhere to grab some lunch) without resorting to a taxi. I have absolutley no idea about Newcastle geography.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2003
Expat Swedes  (3 Answers)

G'day all Newcastlers - I just wonder if anyone knows a Swedish family around Newcastle. I know of someone there who is a bit desperate to let her young children speak Swedish to other children and she hasn't found anyone around there on typical Swedish expat sites...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2003
How is NewCastle  (7 Answers)

I going to NewCastle in november for study in University of NewCastle. How is the City? It's possiblie worked and live in the city?

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