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Welcome to the 2018 Newcastle 500: 6 accommodation venues within walking distance of the track

In one short year, the 2018 Newcastle 500 has cemented itself as the highlight of Newcastle’s sporting calendar. Visitors are expected to come from far and wide to watch drivers take on one of the most challenging and spectacular street circuits in Australia.

Following the huge success of the initial event in 2017, expectations are high for this year’s race. In addition to bringing this year’s Supercars series to a close, the 2018 Newcastle 500 will also be the last race for legendary driver Craig Lowndes.

It’s a race that’s seriously not to be missed!

If you’re planning on taking in the action for yourself, you’ll want to be located within walking distance to the track to avoid the hassles of driving into the city and securing an elusive parking spot. With hotel and motel accommodation in high demand, short term accommodation is a great alternative, especially if you’re considering extending your stay beyond the weekend of the race.

Newcastle Hunter Tourism & Accommodation Centre (NHTAC) has multiple short term accommodation options on their books, located all around Newcastle. Each property is well maintained, fully furnished and located in easy walking distance to all the action of the track.

Check out these 6 properties as an example of the quality accommodation NHTAC offers.

6 accommodation venues within walking distance of the track

Newcastle 500 Race Track Accommodation View
Accommodation Newcastle 500 Race Track View

Beach House

The best position in Newcastle! Offering views of the ocean baths and the beach, you’re still within walking distance to the track. This property, located on Shortland Esplanade, keeps you close to the action but also gives you an idyllic escape at the end of racing each day.

Harbour Heaven

Located a short 10 minute walk to the track, this apartment places you in the heart of Honeysuckle’s vibrant entertainment precinct. From here, it’s easy to catch public transport, take in the sights and get to the track so you can be race ready.

East End History

So close to the action you can smell it! This historic property has been updated with all the amenities you need for your stay. Located in the east end, close to the harbour and the beach and a short stroll to Hunter St, you’ll be right in the thick of the Supercars action.

Newcastle Accommodation with a Park View from Pacific St
Newcastle Accommodation with a Park View from Pacific St Newcastle

Park Life

Embrace the ocean life  from this conveniently located unit, right in the heart of the rejuvenated East End. A quick walk across the park and you’re at the beach, within walking distance of the Newcastle 500 track, the harbour, shops and cafes.

Central Location

Wander to the Newcastle 500, the CBD, the harbour, the beach and King Edward Park from this well-positioned unit. Part of the old ABC Radio Station, this stunning apartment combines history and contemporary conveniences, close to everything you need.

CBD Living

Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, this apartment brings together historic architecture and modern design. Featuring modern amenities and views to the harbour, take a short walk in any direction to enjoy everything Newcastle has to offer.


If you’re coming to Newcastle for the race and you’d like to be close to the action, check out the short term accommodation options offered by NHTAC, before you book anywhere else!

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