Avoid parking hassles and catch the 999 bus to Surfest.   A FREE Newcastle Buses service will run on this timetable on Saturday 16th February and Sunday 17th February and Friday 22nd February,  and Finals weekend of Saturday 23rd February and Sunday 24th February.

The 999 bus will be running every 40 minutes between Newcastle Station and
Merewether Beach from 9.10am to 4.45pm.    The service is FREE.

Newcastle Station 9:10 9:50 10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50 14:30 15:10 15:50 16:30
Merewether Beach 9:28 10:08 10:45 11:28 12:08 12:48 13:28 14:08 14:48 15:28 16:08 16:48
Newcastle Station 9:45 10:25 11:05 11:45 12:25 13:05 13:45 14:25 15:05 15:45 16:25 17:05

Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Region is the beach side city of Newcastle. A top ten city in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2011’ guide, and the 2012 winner of the IFEA Event and Festival City Award,  Newcastle has a rich history, quirky arts culture and a thriving dining and shopping scene.

There are few cities in the world beyond Newcastle that can say their city centre is surrounded by eight beaches. Merewether, Newcastle, Nobbys, and Bar Beach in particular are popular surfing and fishing locations, and are conveniently located close to the city centre.

Take a moment to watch Newcastle’s bustling port in action. Sharing the harbour with coal ships are freight ships, fishing boats, ferries, yachts, kayaks and private vessels, making for a chaotic but exciting scene.

Newcastle is the ideal place to catch some culture, with a cluster of galleries, restaurants and boutiques along Darby Street, Newcastle East and Cooks Hill.

Must Dos:

Bric a brac shopping at some of the city’s Renew Newcastle initiatives

Catch some live music in one of the many inner city pubs or sip on a latte in a quirky sidewalk café.

Take a walk through Newcastle’s history at the brand new Newcastle Museum

Ride the wave of surfing culture that characterises Newcastle and join the locals in the surf or take a dip in our art deco Newcastle Ocean Bath

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