Add some adventure to your next stay. Here are some of the local attractions available in the Hunter Region
V8 Supercars 2019 Newcastle 500
Supercars deliver exhilarating and accessible motorsports-led entertainment to engaged and passionate fans, creating a proud and aligned set of partners, race teams and employees.
V8 Supercars 2019
(1.5k’s walk -The Merewether Motel is close to the circuit.)
Dates for 2019
24 - 24 November
+ 2019 KISS Concert
Supercars has landed one of the world’s biggest bands to perform at the 2019 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 event.
KISS is coming to Newcastle in one of just eight Australian shows on their End of the Road World Tour.
Supercars events are packed full of entertainment and activities both on and off track. From the roar of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship through to the family friendly Disney Zone there's something for every person.
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship (formally Australian Touring Car Championship) is the premier motorsport category in Australasia and one of Australia’s biggest sports. International expansion is occurring as the sport becomes globally recognised as the best touring car category in the world and a leader in motorsport entertainment.
From 1960 to 1968 the Australian Touring Car Championship was decided by a single race. From 1969 onwards it has been determined by a series. From 1995 to 2012 it was solely the domain of the legendary Holden vs Ford battle. Its title changed from the traditional 'Australia Touring Car Championship' to the 'Shell Championship Series' in 1999.
In 2003 the series became known as the 'V8 Supercars Championship Series' and in 2011 this was simplfied to the 'V8 Supercars Championship'. 2013 was the first year for the Car of the Future (COTF). These new cars are lighter, more economical, have increased agility and are highly competitive.Read More...
Surfest 2019 in Newcastle, Australia features the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro (Men’s WSL QS 6000) and the Taggart Women’s Pro (Women’s WSL QS 6000)....
(1.5k’s walk -The Merewether Motel is the closest motel.)
Dates for 2020
February 2020 (dates to be confirmed)
In 2019, Surfest Newcastle, Australia will celebrate its 34th anniversary. The event is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere with over 700 national and international competitors, from more than two-dozen countries, competing in the event.
The event features international fields of competitive surfers in the Burton Automotive Pro (World Surf League Men’s Qualifying Series 6000 point event), the Holmes Civil Developments Women’s Pro (World Surf League Women’s Qualifying Series 6000 point event) and the Lake Mac City Pro Junior (World Surf League Qualifying Series 1000 point event) along with a broad range of complementary surfing events.
Surfest Newcastle Australia 2019 will commence on 2nd February 2019 with Port Stephens Toyota Wildcard Trials on Birubi Beach and will conclude on the 17th March 2019 at Merewether Beach, where the male and female champions of the our prestigious WSL QS6000 events will add their names to an enviable list of winners.
Merewether Beach was crowned a national surfing reserve in 2009 and is home to festival patron and Australia’s most accomplished men’s world professional surfing champion, Mark Richards (1979-82). The four-time world champion was voted as the most influential Australian surfer (1963-2013) at Surfing Australia’s 50th anniversary.
The Olive Tree Market
The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle's Artisans Market held on the first Saturday of the month at Civic Park, Newcastle With over 80 regular stalls...
Newcastle Jockey Club Details
Civic Park, Newcastle
(about a 15-20 minute walk from Merewether Motel)
Open 9:00am to 3:00pm:
1st Saturday of the Month
1st & 3rd Saturday of November & December
The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle's Artisans Market held on the first Saturday of the month at Civic Park, Newcastle With over 80 regular stalls the market has evolved into the arena that showcases the best of Newcastle's art, craft, design, fashion, jewellery, photography, textiles, handmade toys and more.
Sit back and listen to local musicians like Samba Frog play funky percussion, eat delicious food and have an organic coffee. Buy organic bread, fruit and vegetables and plants.Read More...
Merewether Golf Club
Our picturesque golf course is nestled amongst an abundance of flora and fauna...
40 King Street, Adamstown NSW 2289
Our picturesque golf course is nestled amongst an abundance of flora and fauna and is conveniently located near the heart of Newcastle City.
Come and visit our bar and bistro and be treated to great food, friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and affordable prices!
Broadmeadow Racecourse is home of the Newcastle Jockey Club and the social hub of Newcastle...
Newcastle Jockey Club Details
Darling Street, Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
(about a 5 minute drive from Merewether Motel)
Broadmeadow Racecourse is home of the Newcastle Jockey Club and the social hub of Newcastle. Where racing is held 24 Saturdays a year, along with our Newmarket Race Day in March as part of our Autumn racing season and our 2 day Spring Racing Carnival in September.
As well, Newcastle Jockey Club conducts a number fo other major race days including: the famous Boxing Day race meeting each December and the Pink Race Day in July to raise funds for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.
In operation for over 100 years, the Broadmeadow Racecourse is the largest provincial club in NSWRead More...
This multi-purpose outdoor stadium is the home ground to the Hunter Region’s two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights (NRL) and the Newcastle Jets (A-League)...
294 Turton Road, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
Hunter Stadium, formerly known as Ausgrid Stadium/EnergyAustralia Stadium is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of April 1970.
This multi-purpose outdoor stadium is the home ground to the Hunter Region’s two flagship sporting franchises, the Newcastle Knights (NRL) and the Newcastle Jets (A-League). It was at Hunter Stadium the loyal and dedicated fans of the Knights witnessed the highly exciting and entertaining premiership winning seasons in 1997 and 2001. The Jets followed this up and brought the trophy to Newcastle by winning the A league Grand final in 2008. On 1 April 2011 the responsibility of management changed hands from the Newcastle Knights, who had been running it since 1988. Hunter Stadium is now part of the Venues NSW portfolio along with Pirtek Stadium in Sydney, WIN Stadium and Entertainment Centre in Wollongong and our neighbours the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground.Read More...
We're close to all major attractions, destinations and medical
- Lingard Private Hospital
- Hamilton Pain Clinic
- Mater Hospital
- John Hunter Hospital
- Westfield Kotara Shopping Centre
- Charlestown Square Shopping Centre
- The Junction shopping village
- Newcastle Interchange & Broadmeadow railway stations
- Newcastle Airport (25 kms)
Entertainment & Food
- Newcastle Entertainment Centre
- Newcastle Showground
- Civic Theatre
- Honeysuckle Boardwalk
- Darby Street – Cooks Hill Eateries
- McDonald Jones Stadium
- Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium
- International Hockey Centre
- District Park Tennis Courts
- Newcastle Beaches, Ocean baths and foreshore
- Anzac Bridge Memorial Walk
- Nobbys Lighthouse
- Fort Scratchley
- Blackbutt Nature Reserve
- Fernleigh Bike Track
- Newcastle Golf Courses
- Coast XP – Whale watching
- Lake Macquarie (20 min drive to the south)
- Hunter Valley Wine region (40min drive to the west)
- Port Stephens (40 minutes north)