The coastal city of Newcastle is the heart of Australia’s famous Hunter Region. Newcastle is Australia’s seventh largest and second oldest city. Newcastle was recently identified by National Geographic Traveller Magazine as an emerging global smart city excelling in the challenges of the twenty first century. Newcastle has been recognised by Tourism Australia as Australia’s Coolest Coastal Town and by Lonely Planet as a Top Ten Global City. Newcastle has been four times named a world-class festival and events city by the International Festivals and Events Association.

Newcastle is surrounded by eight spectacular beaches and is home to a vibrant university culture, thriving arts scene and an emerging innovation ecosystem. Located only 160 kilometres north of Sydney, Newcastle is easily accessible by car or train from Sydney, or through direct flights to Newcastle Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

CAUTHE 2018 will be held in the landmark NeW Space City Campus in the heart of the coast city of Newcastle. NeW Space is a landmark education precinct is a short distance from various accommodation facilities, cosmopolitan cafes, award-winning restaurants, harbourside and beachfront bars, and boutique shopping precincts.

Newcastle offers a wide variety of accommodation options ranging from 4.5 star self-contained hotel options to budget rooms in backpacker hostels or pubs.

Below is a list of recommended accommodation options located within close proximity to NeW Space City Precinct Campus.


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Located directly on the historic Newcastle harbour front, Crowne Plaza Newcastle boasts a range of well-appointed guest rooms with spectacular views, plus an on-site restaurant and fitness centre with 25 m pool. It is within easy access to beaches, parks, Honeysuckle restaurants and is a 5 minute walk to the conference at NeW Space. Breakfast is discounted to $25 per person if arranged at the time of booking, standard price is $33.

Amenities include:
* Free Wi-Fi
* Valet Parking
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Laundry service
Address: Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4907 5062 (during business hours Monday to Friday)
Discounted breakfast are $25.00 per person, per day, if arranged at the time of the booking. If requested on the day, the normal breakfast price of $33.00 per person, per day will apply.

Prices include:
King Suite City View $230
King Suite Harbour View $260

To book please click here.


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Overlooking Newcastle Beach, this relaxed hotel is a 6-minute walk from Fort Scratchley museum and a 20-minute walk to NeW Space.

Amenities include:
* Free parking
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Room service

Address: Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St, Newcastle East NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4929 5181

Prices include:

  • Standard rooms $180 per room per night
  • Harbour view rooms $195 per room per night
  • Low Ocean view $210 per room per night
  • Mid Ocean view $220 per room per night

To book, please email



Chifley Apartments Newcastle

The Chifley Apartments Newcastle provides self-catering style hotel accommodation. The rooms have fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, and free WiFi. Situated in the Honeysuckle Precinct, popular harbour-side restaurants and bars are located right across the street and New Space is only a 5 minute walk away.

Amenities include:
* Free Wi-Fi
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Business centre 
* Kid-friendly

Address: 7/14 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4910 4910

Costs include:

  • One Bedroom Apartment $209
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $355

To book, please email or phone 02 4910 4910.


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Located alongside one of Australia’s best surfing beaches Novotel Newcastle Beach offers a spa pool, a steam room, a fully equipped gymnasium and secure covered parking. Guests also enjoy an onsite bar and restaurant. Alternatively, you can visit local restaurants, bars and cafes, within 10 minutes' walk away. The Novotel is located 15-20 minute walk from the conference location, NeW Space.

* Paid Wi-Fi
* Paid Parking
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Laundry Service
* Room Service

Address: 5 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone:(02) 4032 3700

Costs include:

  • Standard room @$233 per room per night (room only)
  • Superior room @$253 per room per night (room only)
  • Harbourview room @$278 per room per night (room only)

To book, please email or phone 02 4032 3700.


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Quest Newcastle is just 300 metres from the Waterfront and provides self-contained apartments with laundry facilities and a full kitchen and a private balcony. The property features a heated indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Quest Newcastle Apartments are an 8-minute walk from the conference.

Quest Newcastle West offers contemporary self-contained modern apartments with a TV, radio and a microwave just 10 minutes’ walk from the Honeysuckle precinct and the conference location, New Space.

* Free Wi-Fi
* Indoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Restaurant

Address: 575 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302
Phone: (02) 4928 8000

Quest Newcastle

  • One Bedroom Apartment $209
  • Two bedroom Apartment $309

Quest Newcastle West

  • Studio $189
  • One Bedroom Apartment $219
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $339

To make a booking at the Quest Apartments, please click here.

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Ibis – 700 Hunter Street, Newcastle.

$159 room only with a breakfast option of $15 per person.

Guests should ring +61 2 4925 2266 and mention booking for the CAUTHE block.

The Ibis is located 750 metres from NeWSpace and less than a 10 minute walk.

Perfectly nestled between the pristine waterways and national parks of Port Stephens and culinary delights and beauty of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle is ideally located to provide a wide range of activities, attractions and excursions for both delegates and partners of CAUTHE 2018.

Find more information at the Visit Newcastle site.

Newcastle is located on the east coast of NSW, a short two-hour drive north of Sydney. Newcastle Airport is a 25-minute drive from the CBD of Newcastle and offers regular services to major cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Look at the Getting Here page for more information.