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      Newcastle, NSW in Late January

      by jaclouwra Online Now Dec 9, 2015 at 11:48 PM

      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?

      4 Answers Dec 29, 2015 at 2:06 PM
    • Quickest route

      by Betty-Boop Online Now May 20, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      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?

      2 Answers May 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM
    • Moving to new castle

      by Feliciahorn Online Now Jul 18, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      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?

      2 Answers Jul 20, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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      by craic Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      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.?

      6 Answers Mar 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM
    • Looking to start new life in Newcastle with 2 sons

      by Miriambyrne Online Now Nov 15, 2010 at 2:20 AM

      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

      5 Answers Dec 15, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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      luggage storage

      by dbeatty Online Now May 28, 2009 at 10:23 PM

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

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      VT mini-meet at Blackbutt Reserve

      by betska Online Now Jan 9, 2009 at 7:22 PM

      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!

      6 Answers Jan 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM
    • group 0f 40 lads looking for a place to eat and drink?

      by dermot31 Online Now Oct 19, 2007 at 12:08 PM

      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.

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      living and working

      by louise79nga Online Now Mar 3, 2007 at 6:06 AM

      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

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2007 at 10:08 PM
    • Transportation to Byron

      by Valerie31 Online Now Dec 17, 2006 at 5:57 PM

      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

      2 Answers Jan 8, 2007 at 2:08 AM
    • Wow- that's a dilemma

      by EliasPero Online Now Aug 31, 2006 at 4:04 PM

      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

      9 Answers Sep 12, 2006 at 6:51 AM
    • beach volleyball

      by lameez Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 2:41 AM

      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


      by vegvaryvegvary Online Now Aug 16, 2006 at 10:44 PM

      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

      Thanks heaps guys!

      5 Answers Aug 18, 2006 at 12:43 AM
    • Newcastle to Morpeth - cheapest way

      by Karolline Online Now Aug 15, 2006 at 3:21 AM

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

      3 Answers Aug 17, 2006 at 2:51 PM
    • Moving to Newcastle

      by mellllllll Online Now Aug 7, 2006 at 3:34 AM

      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


      4 Answers Aug 18, 2006 at 1:56 AM
    • University of Newcastle

      by junooesquee Online Now May 18, 2006 at 4:27 PM

      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!!! =)

      7 Answers Dec 6, 2006 at 12:03 AM
    • Best time to visit?

      by cattlegrid_79 Online Now May 11, 2006 at 2:47 AM


      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?

      2 Answers Aug 17, 2006 at 3:07 PM
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      Going from Lima, Peru to Newcastle NSW

      by carlo5 Online Now Mar 20, 2006 at 12:55 PM

      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

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2006 at 7:19 AM
    • our family is moving to the newcastle area - help needed!!!

      by meggyegg Online Now Nov 2, 2005 at 8:28 AM

      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!

      6 Answers Mar 22, 2006 at 7:00 AM
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      port macquarrie

      by jyzil Online Now Sep 3, 2005 at 11:03 PM

      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?

      3 Answers Sep 11, 2005 at 2:25 AM
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      Driving Directions

      by kumar77 Online Now May 16, 2005 at 6:42 AM

      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.

      9 Answers Jun 3, 2005 at 10:19 PM
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      Train ride to Sydney

      by kumar77 Online Now Mar 17, 2005 at 11:29 PM

      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?

      2 Answers Mar 18, 2005 at 12:36 AM
    • Living in Newcastle, Australia

      by PaulAldred Online Now Feb 11, 2005 at 6:03 AM

      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

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2005 at 9:07 AM
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      Newcastle Motels things To Do/See

      by macman2004uk Online Now Nov 4, 2004 at 10:20 PM

      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

      10 Answers May 23, 2005 at 11:23 AM
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      Missing Home

      by Zanzibargirl Online Now Sep 19, 2004 at 3:23 AM

      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

      1 Answer Oct 28, 2004 at 1:18 PM
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      Transport to Airport

      by wombles Online Now Jul 28, 2004 at 12:48 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2004 at 3:04 AM
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      Expat Swedes

      by Sjalen Online Now Oct 29, 2003 at 1:18 PM

      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...

      3 Answers Nov 30, 2004 at 1:33 AM
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      How is NewCastle

      by Maycon_Romero Online Now Oct 8, 2003 at 11:31 AM

      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?

      7 Answers Apr 5, 2004 at 5:06 PM