What’s On In Newcastle

News, events and Experiences In Newcastle.

The city of Newcastle resides on land traditionally inhabited by the Worimi and Awabakal peoples. It reaches out to the sea, creating Australia’s only city centre bounded by pristine beaches and an active working harbour. It’s colourful history has created a vibrant, eclectic city rich in culture and natural beauty.

There’s so much to do in the area and we want you to make the most of your stay at the Apollo International Charlestown. We’re lucky enough to be located on the border of Newcastle city and Lake Macquarie. That means there’s so much to see no matter which direction you go! Lake Macquarie is abundant in both natural beauty and adventurous activities. We’ve curated a bunch of great experiences in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie to check out while you’re in the area.

While you’re here, have a look at our news, events and current specials. There’s always something going on around the Apollo International. You’ll find information about specials at our restaurant, Babbingtons Bar & Grill, or exciting updates about the hotel or events in the region. It’s a great resource for visitors and locals alike to stay in touch with things to do and see in the greater Newcastle area.

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  • 10 minute drive to Newcastle city centre
  • 10 minute walk to Charlestown Square
  • 160km from Sydney
  • Short drive to Lake Macquarie
    • (Australia's largest salt-water lake)

Property Amenities

  • Magnificent Outdoor Pool
  • Business Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Gymnasium with flat-screen TV's and unisex toilet and washroom

Rooms and Suites

Check In 2:00pm

Check Out 10:00am

290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown

+61 2 4943 6733

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Daily Reception Hours

24 Hour Reception