Newcastle Airport

Here's where to eat, shop, and be merry before you take off

The holidays are upon us, and many of us have planned to head to destinations near and far.

Are you travelling out of Newcastle Airport this holiday season? Here’s our guide on where to eat, shop, and be merry before you take off.

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Broughton & Bay Bar

Admit it – one of the best parts of heading to the airport is the pre-flight drink at the bar.

At Newcastle Airport, Broughton & Bay Bar is levelling up the airport bar experience with its range of local wines, spirits, and beers. Plus, you’ll get a panoramic view of the runway as a bonus.

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Hunter Valley favourites like Audrey Wilkinson, Margan Wines, Tyrells, and Bimbadgen Estate are all on the menu, plus beer by Murray Craft Brewing Co is on tap. 

You’ll also find a lineup of specialty gins from local distillers like Earp Distilling Co, The Farmer’s Wife Distillery, and Newcastle Distilling. Keep an eye out for the monthly cocktail special too! This December, try the bar’s Christmas cocktail specials, aptly named Santa’s Hat and Grinchmas.

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If you’re feeling peckish, snack on cheese boards featuring local Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate condiments. With live music playing at Broughton & Bay Bar on Friday nights, you might even forget you’re in an airport.

Valley and Vine

Vegan travellers will know all too well how tricky it can be to find a decent airport feed.

At Newcastle Airport, Valley and Vine has plenty of vegan options, so you’ll be well fed before your flight.

Think vegan wraps and sandwiches made to order with your choice of filling, vegan cakes, filo pastries, and a vegan green breakfast. 

There's plenty of non-vegan options too, so everyone's covered for a tasty meal.

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Hunter & King Coffee Co

The current cost of living has our wallets feeling the pinch, and if you’re holidaying this summer, you don’t want to break the bank at the airport.

For a bargain meal deal, head to Hunter & King Coffee Co. Grab a bacon and egg roll and a small coffee for $12.50, or a banana bread and small coffee for $9.40.

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Red Rooster

Have you got the kids in tow? For kids meal options guaranteed to keep the rugrats happy, head to Red Rooster for nuggets, chips, and a drink for $9.25, or a mini chicken sub, chips, and a drink for $10.75.

If you’re after a bit of extra entertainment, with every purchase of a kids meal at all Newcastle Airport food outlets over the Christmas holidays, you’ll receive a free wooden model plane for the kids to play with. You’ll also find a dedicated kids’ corner featuring oversized games and face painting.

News Travels

Need a last minute Christmas gift before you jet off? News Travels has got you covered. You’ll find a library full of the latest books and magazines, souvenirs, kids toys and activities, and goodies from producers like Pukara Estate and Byron Bay Chocolate Co.

And, if you need any travel essentials like luggage and pillows, News Travels is the place to go. There’s even a great tech range including headphones and chargers, in case you find yourself without.

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Airport parking

If you like the thought of being able to drive home as soon as you arrive back at Newcastle Airport, make sure you pre-book your parking online before you travel. All car parks are a short distance from the terminal, and all feature accessible parking spaces. 

Going away on a longer jaunt this holiday season? The airport’s Long Stay Saver car park has offers over Christmas when you pre-book your parking online – grab 10 days of parking for $100 or 14 days for just $104. 

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Happy holidaying!

Prices were correct at the time of publication. Please see the Newcastle Airport website for up-to-date information.