Known to be the 2nd oldest city in Australia, the small port city of Newcastle is worth more than its size. A sun-drenched climate, historical architecture and pristine surf beaches are only mere snapshots of its elegance. All the fine dining establishments, quirky boutiques, hip bars, cultural events and diverse festivals make it worth a visit. Choose luxury bus hire in Newcastle to attend these top November events!
Newcastle Food and Wine Weekend 2017
For all the food and wine lovers out there, this is a must visit event at the Lambton Park from 3rd to 5th of November, sure to tantalise your taste buds in every possible way. There will be abundance of entertainment, food and drinks on offer, showcasing some of the finest wineries, foodies and chefs in a beautiful parkland setting. Over 100 food trucks, pop up restaurants, dessert bars, coffee houses and wineries will be taking part in this social event, as you get a chance to rub shoulders with top chefs and sample exquisite Hunter Valley wines.
The Olive Tree Market
Held in the heart of the city’s cultural precinct, the Olive Tree Market is the leading Modern art and design market in New Castle. For almost a decade, it has been producing that creative touch by placing value on elegantly designed locally produced goods with a strong focus on ethical sustainability and production. Sample delectable gourmet artisan food and soak up the ambiance of this bustling event by exploring a line-up of best Australian design. Enjoy live music and go berserk shopping.
Melbourne Cup Lunch at Seasalt Restaurant
What better place to enjoy the premier racing event of Australia, than over a gourmet lunch at Seasalt Restaurant on the 7th of November. Overlooking the vibrant harbour front, this is an ideal venue for your day entertainment. Enjoy sampling some fantastic wines, while also getting prizes for being the best fascinator and best dressed. Watch the big race on a huge screen, followed by live entertainment in the Lobby Lounge.
Radical Reels Tour
Inviting all the adrenaline junkies on the 9th of November, the Radical Reels Film Festival is a pulsating experience, screening some of the best action sports films in the world, filled with skilful stunts, steep jumps, long ski lines and wild rides. Each of these films have been hand-picked from the most prestigious adventure festival in the world, Banff Mountain Festival. You will be virtually transported to a parallel universe, to unravel heart-pounding experiences, as the world whirls around at high speed and the adrenaline gushes through your veins. With 10 amazing short films on offer, you just cannot miss this event at any cost!
Kitty Flanagan: Smashing
An accomplished writer and a performer, Flanagan has played all across the globe, as one of the best known comedians in Australia. Everything including psychics, clowns, chimps, algorithms, sex and love songs will be getting smashed, for a fun learning experience. Leave your children at home, unless you want them to get a Flanagan style education. She’ll be taking over the stage at the Civic Theatre Newcastle to impress one and all with her incredible talent.
Paul Kelly at Newcastle Entertainment Centre
One of the beloved and respected artists of Australia will be embarking on a massive Australian tour, capturing the vastness of Australian landscape and culture with his bluegrass blended folk rock. Over the years, he has fronted numerous groups, showcasing his genius for song writing. He will be sharing the stage with a stellar line up of special guests at the Newcastle Entertainment centre on the 15th of November, Including the Grammy award winner Steve Earle. His enduring power as a songwriter comes from refreshing his creativity by breaking old habits.
Illuminate Boomerang Park at Raymond Terrace
This November the Port Stephens Council is lighting up the Boomerang park in Raymond Terrace, thanks to amazing support of the Greater Bank. This community festival is ideal for a family day out, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Key highlights include gourmet food vans, circus performers, skating under lights and lantern displays. The finale comprised of explosive fireworks rejoicing the past and lighting the way into the future for Raymond Terrace and the beautiful park.
Christmas Art Bazaar
The Art Bazaar at Lambton Park will be held on Sunday,19th of November, being the pivotal Christmas shopping destination in Newcastle since 2002. There will be a huge variety of locally made creative and original gift ideas, with the Bazaar elegantly surrounded by great scenery and beautiful parklands. Soak up the fresh ambiance, as you take a stroll in the market to grab things you wouldn’t find anywhere else. There is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget, with hundreds of varieties on offer. The event venue is at a walking distance from many cafes and hotels in the region.
Wow Fest at Civic Theatre Newcastle
Presented in association with the Hunter Drama, the Wow Fest will be held from 20th to 25th of November at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle. Come along with your friends and family to celebrate 10 year anniversary of Hunter Drama in a Wowfest theme. Over the course of the week, the talented crew will put their incredible skills to the test and perform to captivate the audience with a pleasing show. You are certain to be awe-inspired and delighted by the monologues, musical numbers and exciting plays, all inspired by a festive theme. 6:30 PM is when the show starts every day, so make sure you are on time to catch the action.
Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500
The inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will be taking place this November from 24th to 26th, setting the streets of Newcastle on fire, in the first ever Supercars race to be held in the city. Also, watch the Virgin Australia Champion 2017 being crowned at the Coates Hire Newcastle. Supercar aficionados will get to witness a lifetime experience with extreme racing action weaving around the city, beaches and foreshore. Kids under 12 are allowed in the trackside with an accompanying adult.