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Newcastle Supercars

Newcastle Supercars

Newcastle is proud to host the final V8 Supercars round of the 2018 season, the Coates Hire Newcastle 500  from 23rd November – 25th November 2018.

The Circuit

Once again, the challenging 2.6km street circuit is making an appearance and will be sure to produce plenty of action again, taking drivers around Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle and Nobby’s Beach, and the Harbour foreshore. Watch the circuit video here

supercars circut


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Exclusive Guest Transfer Offer

Transfers are available from Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to Rydges Newcastle during the event.

  • Cost: $49.50pp, one way (including a bottle of water, fruit and sandwich)
  • Duration: The transfer will arrive approximately one hour after departure.
Date Departing Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Departing Rydges Newcastle
Friday 23rd Nov 7:15am, 9:15am 4:30pm, 9:30pm
Saturday 24th Nov 7:15am, 9:15am 6:30pm, 10:30pm
Sunday 25th Nov 7:15am, 9:15am 6:30pm

Bookings are essential. Please call the hotel on +61 2 4991 0000  for more information.


Tickets are selling fast, don’t miss out on the action, book your ticket here.

Local Attractions in Newcastle

Make the most of your time in Newcastle in between the race. From your base at Rydges Newcastle you will enjoy direct access to the Honeysuckle waterfront cafes and restaurants and the 3km long harbour promenade, beaches and parks. Explore the 5km long scenic coastal path that weaves its way from the famous Nobby’s Beach to Glenrock Reserve.

Stop off along the way and discover one of the secret swimming spots or historic sites including Fort Sratchley. Head out for a jog, surf, or swim at one of the many beaches such as Newcastle, Bar or Merewether Beach. Or visit one of the many art galleries, museums or libraries nearby and uncover the true character of Newcastle.