PLANNING EVENTS IN THE HUNTER, NEWCASTLE, PORT STEPHENS AND Barrington Coast NSW REGIONS.
There are always multiple moving parts for putting on an event. We get that so we’re helping make your working life a little easier. Below is the big picture overview of our events landscape across our 10 destinations. It shows what we can offer your event and its attendees. More importantly, you also have access to a collection of planning tools, what’s on and our media library among other helpful resources. Check them out below.
Our Ten Whys.
We’re a one to two hour flight time into Newcastle Airport from 10 major cities plus international flight connections.
We’re a one hour M1 freeway drive from Sydney to the south of the region and just 6.5 hours from Brisbane to the north of the region.
750,000 population in the region ready to buy tickets, and another five million in Sydney just down the road.
Four unique destination styles of valleys, mountains, coast and towns-cities with ready-to-help councils that make planning your event simpler.
Over 14,800 beds in resorts, hotels, motels, villas, apartments, plus unique stays like glamping and more.
Over 41 major event venues, and a couple that can cater for 30,000 pax for music festivals, rodeos, sporting tournaments etc.
We receive 26 million visitors to our region each year so it won’t be hard to sell our location.
Over 14,700 business in the region with hundreds of event suppliers such as caterers, fencing, security, transport, videographers and more.
We have a legacy of holding awesome major events such as Elton John, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Australian Masters Games and the internationally recognised Warbirds over Scone.
As the powerhouse of Australia transitioning into renewables, we’re sustainably focussed to support your event values and target audience needs.
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Our Events10 destinations host hundreds of events year-round. Here’s an overview of what goes on in a typical year here.
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our Peak and Low Event Seasons
Our seasons have more events than others across our Events10 destinations. The charts below give you the big picture of what’s happening and when. They’ll help you plan when to have your event or have it compliment an existing event here. We also have an events calendar you can view use as a planning tool.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - and everything else too
The Events10 destinations have some of the most well-connected transport options in NSW for getting event attendees across our 10 destinations. Here’s why.
Our central air hub is Newcastle Airport. It provides high frequency Australian direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Ballina/Byron Bay, Cobar, Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Coast and Cairns.
International direct flights connect from Auckland with further international routes coming online with an upgrade to the Newcastle Airport scheduled to be completed in 2024. Additional international flights connect with Newcastle Airport via the major Australian air gateways mentioned before using onward connecting flights.
You can also charter flights from wherever you want. We have local helicopters too which can literally drop VIPs right into your event location.
Super-fast, super convenient and super easy. Driving to any Events10 destination is simple.
Coming from the south, we’re right up the freeway from Sydney on the M1 which is between one hour to our southernmost destination of Lake Macquarie up to 3.5 hours to the Upper Hunter and MidCoast destinations.
The Hunter Expressway makes it a fast and easy way to connect with many event locations in the Hunter Valley and up into the Upper Hunter.
Driving from Brisbane, our destinations are between 6 and 7.5 hours away coming south, down the Pacific Motorway.
Your event attendees can drive their own car or we have plenty of hire car pick-up points such as Newcastle Airport. We also have luxury limousine services, taxis and Uber services.
The Events10 destinations have over 40 rail stations which are served by daily suburban, intra-state and inter-state trains – from north/south and east/west starting points.
We’re at the cross-rails of the main Sydney to Brisbane North Coast rail line as well as the Sydney to North West rail line which both have daily express services.
Multiple daily commuter trains link the Upper Hunter at Scone to town centres right along the Hunter Valley to Newcastle.
Whilst in Newcastle city, its new light rail trams scoot from the Newcastle Rail Interchange through its CBD to the beach.
With both daily scheduled and charter bus services, you can criss-cross your event attendees all over our amazing Events10 destinations.
We’ve got bus charter companies with everything from large deluxe coaches to mini-buses to super-comfy luxury vans for the celebrity seekers.
Here’s a uniquely nautical way to get your event attendees here. Our Events10 destinations coastline has a selection of harbours and ports to drop anchor to drop-off and pick-up your event attendees.
Newcastle Port is a deep-water port capable of handling any sized vessel from large cruise ships to smaller charter boats.
We also have harbour mooring sites at Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and along the MidCoast. All are suitable for medium to smaller charter vessels.
You want it, we’ve just about got it when it comes to finding a bed across our Events10 destinations.
With over 14,800 beds in our valleys, mountains, coasts and towns, you can take your pick where your attendees stay.
We’ve got heavenly beds for them in 5 star luxury resorts, comfy motels, cool city-vibe hotels, cabins, villas, serviced apartments, country pubs, houses, cottages, home-stays and even glamping.
Connect with any of our regional visitor centres and they’ll give you great ideas and share where the hidden stay gems are too.
Everyone loves an event so we do our best to make our Events10 destinations accessible. Because each location is uniquely different, if your event requires specific accessibility options, our tip is to contact the venue operator/manager, accommodation and transport provider direct. That way you get the complete picture to ensure your event is accessible for your attendees.
ELTON JOHN - HUNTER VALLEY
MBA 2022 NATIONAL AWARDS - HUNTER VALLEY
WARBIRDS OVER SCONE - SCONE
NORTHSHORE YACHTS REGATTA - LAKE MACQUARIE
LIVING SMART FESTIVAL - SPEERS POINT
GRESFORD ANNUAL RODEO & CAMPDRAFT - DUNGOG
TASTE FESTIVAL - MAITLAND
SUPERCARS - NEWCASTLE
BEATS FESTIVAL - BARRINGTON COAST
MAX ADVENTURE RACE SERIES - LAKE MACQAURIE
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