Newcastle, Australia’s most under-estimated city, combines beaches, wineries, history and a laid-back atmosphere. Formerly a steel town, this beautiful city comes to life during Newcastle Jazz festival, where music lovers flock to immerse themselves in bopping jazz beats, a cool surfie vibes and the bohemian arts and café culture that Newcastle now stands for.
Regarded as one of the best jazz festivals in Australia, be entertained for hours by some of the country’s best jazz, traditional, swing, blues, gospel and big bands
Spend your days bopping to the cool tunes or just sitting back and taking in the swinging sounds
Visit Irakanji Shark and Ray Encounters to learn about, touch and feed these creatures of the deep
A day at Port Stephens offers a myriad of possibilities – surf the dunes, admire the beaches or wander the shops
Enjoy the vibrant roses, ponds and fountains in the Hunter Valley Gardens. Relax on the 35 minute train tour around the gardens.