Travel & Accommodation

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 takes place in the suburb of Newcastle East in Newcastle, NSW Australia. Newcastle is major city in New South Wales, around a two hour drive north of Sydney.

Supercars Travel

Supercars and Virgin Australia have teamed up to provide fans with easy to use service for booking all of your Coates Hire Newcastle 500 travel and accommodation. Head over to to book a unique Supercars experience. Packages can include:

  • Airfares
  • Premium accommodation
  • Virgin Australia lounge entry
  • Merchandise discounts
  • Bonus velocity points


The closest airport is Newcastle Airport, a short 35 minute drive from Newcastle East where the circuit is located. Newcastle Airport is serviced by several airlines including Virgin Australia from major cities including Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


The popularity of the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will see many accommodation options quickly exhausted as the event approaches. In addition to the packages offered via Supercars Travel Visit Newcastle offers accommodation recommendations and listings on their website here. You can also find a comprehensive list of accommodation options below.

Nearby major areas where accommodation may be available include Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Maitland.

Newcastle Options

Newcastle is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a rich maritime history and a world famous surfing destination. You’ll discover cool bars, quality restaurants, and a lively arts and music scene in NSW’s second-biggest city, just two hours’ drive north of in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales. For more information click here. 

Name Contact
Backpackers by the Beach Website
The Cambridge Hotel Website
Newcastle Beach YHA Website
The Albion Hotel Website
The Clarendon Hotel Website
Quest Newcastle Website
East End Apartments Website
Hotel Delany Website
The Grand Hotel Website
CBD Hotel Website
Harbourside Terrace Apartments Website
The Commonwealth Hotel Website
The Green Roof Hotel Hamilton Website
The Pinnacle Apartments Website
Stones Throw Apartments Website
Cohens on the Park Website
The Hill Boutique Apartments Website
Astra Apartments Website
Brezza Bella Bed and Breakfast Website
Cosmopolitan Apartments Website
Novotel Newcastle Beach Website
Travelodge Newcastle Website
Chifley Apartments Newcastle Website
Noah’s on the Beach Website
The Lucky Hotel Website
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments Website
Newcastle Beach Hotel Website
Ibis Newcastle Website
Newcastle Serviced Apartments Website
The Star Apartments Website
Newcastle Terraces and Apartments Website
The Linwood Website
Oceanview Terrace Website
Arvia Apartments Website
Offshore Breeze Website
Merewether Beach Hideaway Website
Maryville Cottage Website
Beach Views at Merewether Website
Cooks Hill Parkside Apartments Website
Newcastle Central Plaza Website
Newcastle Executive Apartments Website
Civic Apartments Website
Watt Street Apartments Website
Crowne Plaza Newcastle
The Crowne & Anchor Hotel
Newcomen B & B
Stockton Beach Holiday Park Website
Bluegum Apartments Website
Merewether Motel Website
The Burwood inn Website
Newcastle Backpackers Website
Hamilton Heritage B & B Website
The Oriental Hotel
Travellers Motor Village Website
Carrington Place Website
The Wickham Park Hotel Website
Sovereign Inn Website
The Blackbutt Inn Website
The Seven Seas Hotel Website
Citigate Motel Website
Breza Bella B & B Website
The Sunnyside Tavern Website
Bennett Hotel Website
Mayfield Hotel Website
The Junction Hotel Website
Wallsend Executive Apartments Website
Jesmond Townhouses Website
The Boulevarde on Beaumont Website
The Gateway Inn Website
Honeysuckle Townhouses Website
Ibis Budget Newcastle Website
Merewether Beach House
Tudor Motor Inn Website
The Executive Inn Website
Chaucer Palms Boutique Website
Hamilton on Everton Website
Elizabeth Motor Inn Website
Boatrowers Hotel Website
Hamilton on Beaumont Website
Nautilos Apartments Website
Red Square Apartments Website
Callaghan Cottage Website
Lambton Road Townhouse Website
Crown on Darby Website
The Premier Hotel Website
Criterion Hotel Website
Aspire Newcastle Website
Cooks Hill Chalet Website
Jesmond Executive Villas Website
Belford Serviced Apartments Website
Callaghan Apartments Website
Callaghan Townhouses Website
The Studios Website
Hamilton on Denison Website


Lake Macquarie Options

Great for water sports and outdoor adventures, Lake Macquarie is a beautiful aquatic playground 30 minute drive south on Newcastle. Enjoy sailing, kayaking, and fishing, and spot dolphins, relax on gorgeous beaches and explore gorgeous national park. A perfect waterside escape, Lake Macquarie is Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake and twice as big as Sydney Harbour. You’ll be thrilled with the many things to do and see, from water sports and bushwalking to delicious lakeside dining and the artworks of a great Australian artist. For more on Lake Macquarie click here.

Name Contact
The Belmont Hotel Website
Aquarius Motel Website
Squid’s Ink Motel Website
Warners Bay Hotel Website
Cardiff Executive Apartments Website
The Cardiff Motor Inn Website
Pipis at the Point Website
Blu Pacific Website
Gateshead Motel Website
The Esplanade Motel Website
Belmont Executive Apartments Website
Gunyah Hotel Website
Belmont Bayview Park Website
Catalina Motel Website
Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park Website
Teralba Lakeside Caravan Park Website
Paradise Palms Caravan Park Carey Bay Website
Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park Website
Belmont Pines Lakeside Holiday Park Website
Werekataba Website
Tantarra Bed and Breakfast Website
BlackSwan Waterfront Motel Website
Gateshead Tavern and Motor Inn Website
Nine Mile Beach House` Website
Bromyard Cottage Website
Serenity Lodge Website
Wemberley Lakehouse Website
Surfside Website
Waterside Retreat Website
Breakaway Beach House Website
Charlestown Executive Apartments Website
Panorama Motor Inn Website
Charlestown Terrace Website
Mercure Lake Macquarie Raffertys Resort Website
Lakeview Motor Inn Website
Waterfront Lakehouse Website
Life on the Lake Website
The Mercure Charlestown Website
The Brighton Website
Caves Beachside Hotel Website
Best Western Apollo International Website
Club Macquarie Website


Hunter Valley Options

With some of the world’s best wines, quality restaurants, exciting events and stunning World Heritage wilderness, the Hunter region 40 mins west of Newcastle is the perfect escape. All you need is a short break to discover wonderful experiences and enjoy a taste of the Hunter. The Hunter region encompasses charming towns and villages, rolling vineyards and olive groves, and splendid national parks of the Hunter Valley, the Upper Hunter and Barrington Tops. You’ll taste some of the world’s best wines at cellar doors, including the acclaimed Hunter Valley Semillon. For more information click here.

Name Contact
Hunter Valley YHA Website
Railway Hotel Website
Peden’s Hotel Website
Cessnock Motel Website
Hunter Valley Motel Website
Branxton House Motel Website
Verona Vineyard Accommodation Website
Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake Website
Cottages on Lovedale Website
Potters Hotel Brewery Resort Website
Wine Country Motor Inn Website
Vine Valley Inn Website
Comfort Inn Cumberland Website
Starline Alpaca Farm Stay Website
Hotel Cessnock Website
Splinters Guest House Website
Estate Tuscany Website
Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard Website
Thistle Hill Guest House Website
The Sebel Kirkton Park Website
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Website
Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat and Spa Website
Spicers Vineyards Estate – Hotel Website
Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation Website
Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley Website
Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Website
Tower Lodge Website
Getaway Inn Website
Deja Vu Estate Website
The Grange on Hermitage Website
Tonic Hotel Website
Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks Hotels & Resorts Website
The Longhouse Website
Blackwattle Luxury Retreats Website
Spicers Vineyards Estate Website
Windsor’s Edge Cottages Website
Convent Hunter Valley Website
H Boutique Hotel Website
Lilies Luxury Retreats Website


Port Stephens Options

Port Stephens located 30 mins north of Newcastle, is known for its wonderful beaches and beautiful sheltered bays, perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The ocean beaches here are sublime and great for surfing and beach walks. If you’re an experienced surfer, don’t miss One Mile Beach, Box Beach and Birubi Beach.  With 26 golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many beautiful inlets, Port Stephens is an idyllic beach getaway. Freshly caught seafood, local winery and alfresco waterside dining are all available at cafes and restaurants in Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens. Visitor Information is available at

Name Contact
Shipmates Website
Shoal Bay Holiday Park Website
Beaches Serviced Apartments Website
Nelson Towers Hotel Website
Bays Holiday Park Website
Dutchies Motel Website
Big 4 Koala Shores Holiday Park Website
Halifax Holiday Park Website
Sleepy Hill Motor Inn Website
Sir Fancis Drake Motel Website
Samurai Beach Bungalows Website
Peaceful Palms B&B Website
Marty’s Website
Marina Resort Website
The Nelson Resort Website
The Landmark Resort Website
Cote D’Azur Website
Peninsula Website
Seaside Holiday Resort Website
Country Comfort Newcastle Airport Website
Newcastle Links Motel Website
Pacific Gardens Mobile Home Park Website
Seabreeze Hotel Website
Salamander Retreat Website
Birubi Beach Holiday Park Website
Oaks Pacific Blue Website
The Summit Website
Seaspray Villa Website
Wanderers Retreat Website
Ramada Resort Shoal Bay Website
Mantra Aqua Website
Tomago Village Van Park Website
Stanley Park Website
Wanda View Website
Mercure Newcastle Airport Website
Amarna Resort Website
Anchorage Port Stephens Website
Fishermans Village Resort Website
Admiral Nelson Website
LJ Hooker Nelson Bay Website


Maitland Options

On the banks of the beautiful Hunter River, Maitland is one of the oldest heritage centres in Australia. Just 30 minutes from Newcastle , this historic town in the Hunter Valley wine region has many beautifully restored colonial buildings where you’ll find rural vistas and country hospitality alongside bustling shopping areas, including The Levee, a delightful mix of boutiques and cafes, restaurants and small bars. With 600 stalls to browse, the monthly Maitland Markets is brimming with fresh local produce, gourmet food and home-baked treats. For more information on Maitland click here.

Name Contact
CBC Bed and Breakfast Website
Belford Cottages Website
Belmore Hotel Website
The Bronte Guest House Website
Morpeth Lodge Motel Website
Red Lion Inn Website
Maitland City Motel Website
The Close Website
Quest Maitland Website
Molly Morgan Motor Inn Website
The Windsor Castle Website
Jandra Serviced Apartments Website
Best Western Endeavour Hotel Website
Best Western Hunter Gateway Website
The Villa Website
Morpeth Cottage Website
Hunter Valley Boutique Escapes Website
Mercure Maitland Website