Campervan Hire in Newcastle

The town of Newcastle lies in the New South Wales region of Australia, 162 km NorthEast of Sydney. It has a large population of 288,732 and plenty of great activities for visitors to try.

Your Newcastle Campervan Adventure

When you come to stay in Newcastle with your rented campervan, you will need somewhere safe and secure to park your campervan. Whilst it is safe to visit Newcastle in a rented campervan, we understand that you will probably be using extra care when using another company’s campervan. Why not use the search feature here at My Campervan™ to find the perfect campsite for a safe night’s stay in Newcastle. You’ll have some great choices like Belmont Pines Lakeside Holiday Park, BIG4 Holiday Parks, Discovery Holiday Parks, Lake Macquarie Holiday Parks and Stockton Beach Caravan Park.

There are many great benefits that you’ll get from staying in your own hired campervan in Newcastle. You’ll be able to enjoy undisturbed quality time with your family and friends during your holiday. You can go anywhere you like, and you wont need to stick to a schedule.

Your campervan will also come equipped with all kinds of useful things too. Many of them have their own TV and you’ll have all the comforts of home such as a private bathroom, beds, kitchen and living and dining area. If you are travelling as a couple or very small family, you’ll be able to hire a smaller campervan, whilst there are larger campervans available to hire for larger parties.

Things to do Near Newcastle, in your Hired Campervan

When you visit Newcastle in your campervan rental, you will have the chance to try all kinds of great activities. Your hired motorhome will be the perfect tool that you need to make the most out of your time too because you can park up close to an attraction so that you don’t have far to go in the morning to get there, and you can get to the attraction earlier too.

You can go Nobby’s Beach with family and kids and go for Picnic at King Edward Park. The food on Beaumont Street and Darby Street is great and is a great recommendation for somewhere to eat during your stay.

If you’re visiting with friends, you could go on a Hunter Valley wine tour and it’s always a pleasant experience to walk the Bather’s Way.

To learn about the history of Newcastle, you should visit Fort Scratchly and the town’s museum, or you can find out about one of Australia’s cutest residents if you take a picnic and see the active koalas waiting to be fed in Blackbutt Reserve.

Take afree flight for an amazing birds eye view of Newcastle in Tandem Hang Gliding and enjoy more exciting activities 15 metres above the forest floor by travelling from tree to tree on suspension bridges in the fun Tree Top Adventure Park.

When you are travelling around Newcastle, you should make use of the major highways nearby. The Pacific Highway is 960 km long and links Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, along the coast, via Gosford, Newcastle, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Ballina, and the Gold Coast. You can also take the Sydney to Newcastle Freeway, which links Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions of New South Wales. The New England Highway will take you from Hexham near Newcastle at its southern end to Yarraman near Toowoomba at its northern end.

These highways are great for scenic journeys and you can enjoy driving along them in your rented motorhome from Newcastle.

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Take Your Motorhome through Newcastle’s History

There are all kinds of interesting facts about Newcastle that you may find interesting to know before you visit in your motorhome rental.

The Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal People originally occupied the Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region area and they called Newcastle ” Malubimba”.

The first European to discover the area was Lieutenant John Shortland in September 1797and in 1823 Newcastle began to acquire the aspect of a typical Australian pioneer settlement.

Newcastle began to gain notoriety and became known as “Hellhole” because dangerous convicts were sent there to dig in the coalmines to pay for their crimes.In 1804, it became a place of secondary punishment for unruly convicts. Around this time, it was named Coal River, then Kingstown and then after England’s famous coal port, “Newcastle”.

Today, the Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales.

During the Second World War, Newcastle became an important industrial centre for the Australian war and on 8 June 1942, the Japanese submarine I-21 briefly shelled Newcastle.

Newcastle recovered from its peak unemployment rate from coal and iron, which are exported from Asia.