Magical (and Easy!) Winter Getaways

Don’t let the cold get you down!

1 May 2018

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Don’t let the weather get you down this cold season – instead, turn up the heat and enjoy an easy and quick winter getaway. The best part? All of these tantalising experiences are a quick and convenient direct flight from Newcastle Airport.

Light up the Night at Vivid Sydney

Australia’s largest event celebrates 10 years of bringing art and music to Sydney with Vivid 2018. Spanning across the entire Sydney CBD, iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, and Sydney Harbour Bridge will be illuminated with dazzling light shows.

Vivid is not just a feast for the eyes, but also for the ears. A jam-packed international musical line-up is set to bring Solange, Ice Cube, and St Vincent to our shores, along with a special collaboration between Australian icons Daniel Johns (Silverchair) and Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun). There’s even more celebrity spotting to be had across Vivid, with a presentation from Titanic director James Cameron and a hybrid stand-up comedy-musical concert by Orange is the New Black’s ‘Big Boo’ Lea DeLaria just a few of the shows on offer.

For party animals, Vivid also has a number of wild after-hours events. From DJ sets at the Opera House to the space-themed Jurassic Lounge: 2099 party, which transforms the Australian Museum into a science-fiction vision of the futute, there are plenty of options to dance the night away.

Vivid Sydney 2018 is from 25 May to 16 June 2018. Choose from up to four direct flights a day from Newcastle Airport to Sydney.*1

Have a White Winter in Snowy Corin Forest

If you’ve always dreamed of a white Christmas, why not enjoy a snowy Christmas in July in Canberra? Just 45 minutes from Canberra Airport, Corin Forest is the only place to experience snow in the nation’s capital. Take the chance to get back at your mates in the form of a snowball fight or unflattering snowman interpretation. Or if you would rather walk (or should that be ski?) on the wild side, thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline fix with skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. If that isn’t enough, speed through the forest trees on the 1.2km Alpine Slide.

Find out more about Corin Forest here. Choose from up to three direct flights a day from Newcastle Airport to Canberra.*1

Ex-cellar-rating Wining and Dining in Adelaide

If you prefer a shorter trip, the Winter Reds Weekend in the beautiful Adelaide Hills wine region is the perfect weekend getaway choice. A short 30-minute drive from the city, enjoy food and drink selections from across 30 local wineries.

Best of all, entry is free (but if you want to brag just a little more to your friends, official souvenir Spiegelau wine glasses are available for just $10).

Find out more about the Winter Reds Weekend here. Choose from up to three direct flights a week from Newcastle Airport to Adelaide.*2

*1 As of February 2018.

*2 As of March 2018.

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