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18 of the Best Camping & Accommodation Options for Newcastle 500 Supercars

Tuesday 10th October 2017
By Dave Eddy
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By Dave Eddy
                    Calling all Supercars fans: Newcastle is this year’s host for the final event in the Supercars Championship. The Newcastle 500 will run from November 24-26, 2017. If you’re coming from out of town, don’t delay securing your Newcastle 500 Supercars accommodation in Newcastle for this highly anticipated event!

The good news is, you’ll be spoiled for choice as there are plenty of Newcastle 500 Supercars accommodation options in Newcastle and the neighbouring areas. The Newcastle 500 is also the perfect event to show your RV some love; with many camping and RV-friendly accommodation options, you’ll have no trouble finding a place to call home for the weekend.

Before we get into the Newcastle 500 supercars accommodation options: If you’re looking for a popup style of camping accommodation close to the Newcastle CBD then we definitely suggest you check out our accommodation partner for the supercars: https://www.eventstayz.com.au. They have a range of caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers for hire for the event and other events across Australia.

Without further ado, here is our list of the best 18 camping and accommodation options for the Newcastle 500 Supercars in Newcastle:


1. Stockton Beach Holiday Park



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There’s something for everyone at Stockton Beach Holiday Park, from modernly furnished suites to powered and unpowered tent and RV campsites. Located 3 kilometres from the racetrack, you’re close enough to the action to walk over. But if you’d prefer, the event is also accessible via car, bus, and ferry.

Accommodation Info

Address: 3 Pitt St, Stockton, NSW 2295

Phone: 02 4928 1393


How to Get There



Please note, the walk over from Stockton Beach to the racetrack includes a ferry ride. More information regarding public transportation in Newcastle, relevant fares and schedules can be found at Transport NSW.

 


2.Belmont Pines Lakeside Holiday Park



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Located on the shores of Lake Macquarie, Belmont Pines is a good choice if you want peace and quiet without being too far from the racetrack. Here, you can choose from several cabin sizes, with the largest cabin accommodating up to 6 people. If you’re bringing your RV, there are powered and unpowered sites available.

Accommodation Info

Address: 24 Paley Cres, Belmont South, NSW 2280

Phone: 02 4945 4750


How to Get There



Belmont Pines is located 25 kilometres from the racetrack. The drive takes about half an hour, but you can also get to and from the event by bus. Please visit Transport NSW for all the up-to-date information regarding public transportation in NSW.

 


3. Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park



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Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park is another good choice in the Lake Macquarie region, especially if you’re hoping to bring your pup. Just be sure to check with the park’s management team prior to arrival. RVs of all sizes are welcome here, but they also offer villas, bungalows, and tent campsites.

Accommodation Info

Address: 30 Gommera St, Blacksmiths, NSW 2281

Phone: 02 4971 2858


How to Get There



Located 25 kilometres from the racetrack, it’s an easy drive to the action from Blacksmiths. Blacksmiths is also accessible by bus. Just check Transport NSW for relevant information about fares, schedules, and potential delays and closures.

 


4. Watagan Headquarters Camping Area



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If you’re looking for somewhere free to park your RV and to set up camp, Watagan Headquarters is worth the extra distance. Located within Heaton State Forest, the campsite is free to use, but works on a first come first served basis. Being free of charge, the campsite is quite bare, so it is best suited for RVs equipped with washroom and cooking amenities.

Accommodation Info

Address: The campground is located at Watagan Forest Rd and Bakers Rd. The GPS coordinates are -32.975784696606624, 151.41221748836062.

Phone: 1300 655 687


How to Get There



Watagan Headquarters is only recommended to those who are travelling by car or RV, as the campground cannot be accessed via public transportation. The racetrack is located about 60 kilometres east of Watagan Headquarters, so expect to drive an hour to/from the event.

 


5. Swansea Sea Breeze



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Swansea Sea Breeze is a privately-owned lot, but available to the public for a fee ($40 per night for a couple on an unpowered site). Power is available at an additional cost. If you’re a self-contained traveller (have your own washroom and kitchen amenities), choosing a campsite here could be the perfect home away from home for the Newcastle 500.

Accommodation Info

Address: Located in the city of Swansea. Please contact the property owner for the exact address.


How to Get There



About 30 kilometres south of Newcastle, expect to drive 40 minutes to the racetrack from Swansea Sea Breeze. It is also possible to use public transportation via bus, but be aware that the trip may be rather lengthy. Please check Transport NSW for more information about public transportation in NSW.

 


6. Freemans Campground



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Located within the Munmorah State Conservation Area, the Freemans Campground is the larger of the two available campsites. Freemans is suitable for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, as the facility offers flushing toilets, cold showers, drinking water, picnic tables, and barbeques. Reservations are required and can be made online or by phone.

Accommodation Info

Address: On Birdie Beach Dr, Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259

Phone: 1300 072 757


How to Get There



Freemans Campground is an hour drive from the racetrack. Although accessible by public transportation, it is not recommended due to the long journey. Freemans is located within the Munmorah State Conservation Area.

 


7. Frazer Campground



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The smaller of the two campgrounds located in the Munmorah State Conservation Area, Frazer Campground is a great choice for those looking to be near the beach. The on-site amenities are the same as at Freemans: flushing toilets, cold showers, drinking water, picnic tables, and barbeques. Reservations are also required, but spots fill up quickly as there are less sites here than at Freemans. Please inquire online or by phone to confirm availability.

Accommodation Info

Address: On Frazer Beach Rd, Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259

Phone: 1300 072 757


How to Get There



Frazer Campground is an hour drive from the racetrack. Although accessible by public transportation, it is not recommended due to the long journey. Frazer is located within the Munmorah State Conservation Area.

 


8. Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park



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A good choice for families, Swansea Gardens is located in close proximity to the city of Swansea, so you’re never far from the beach, restaurants, and shopping facilities. But you may not even need to leave the park, except to go to the racetrack, as the park is fully equipped with recreational activities, a camp kitchen, playground, heated pool, and laundry facilities.

Accommodation Info

Address: 15 Wallarah St, Swansea, NSW 2281

Phone: 02 4971 2869


How to Get There



Swansea Gardens is located about 30 kilometres south of Newcastle in the city of Swansea. Expect to drive 45 minutes to get to the racetrack. If you’d prefer public transportation, it is possible via bus. Just be sure to check Transport NSW for fares, schedules, and possible delays.

 


9. Arcadia Camping Ground



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Arcadia Camping Ground is the perfect getaway, if you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle. Situated on a private lot in quaint Martinsville, Arcadia has flushing toilets, drinking water, and a shared camp kitchen with barbeque facilities. Just be aware that there is no power and no showers, so you’ll need to bring your own shower bag.

Accommodation Info

Address: Located in the town of Martinsville. Please contact the property owner for the exact address.


How to Get There



Located about 50 kilometres southwest of Newcastle, Martinsville is an hour drive from the racetrack. Arcadia Camping Grounds is not accessible by public transportation, so it is best suited for travellers with a car/RV.

 


10. Paradise Palms Caravan Park



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Waterfront campsites by Lake Macquarie can be found at Paradise Palms. The sites here are powered and in close proximity to luxury amenities, including drinking water, flushing toilets, communal showers, barbeque and laundry facilities, a swimming pool, and even wireless internet. For those who would prefer a cabin, you can choose from two-person to six-person air-conditioned lodges. To top it all off, Paradise Palms is pet-friendly!

Accommodation Info

Address: 42 Ambrose St, Carey Bay, NSW 2283

Phone: 02 4959 1271


How to Get There



Paradise Palms is only 30 kilometres from the racetrack, so expect to drive for about 40 minutes each way. It is possible to use public transportation from Paradise Palms, but the number of transfers needed to complete the trip makes it a less than ideal option.


 


11. Wangi Point Lakeside Holiday Park



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With your choice of ensuite villas, cabins, and campsites, there’s something to suit any budget at Wangi Point Lakeside Holiday Park. The campsites, offered with or without power, are affordable but nevertheless reap the benefits of the park. Wangi Point boasts access to Lake Macquarie, basic washroom amenities, a camp kitchen, a picnic area, laundry facilities, a playground, and is suitable for tents, caravans, camper trailers, and motorhomes.

Accommodation Info

Address: 2 Watkins Rd, Wangi Wangi, NSW 2267

Phone: 02 4975 1889


How to Get There



Situated 40 kilometres southwest of Newcastle in Wangi Wangi, the distance between the campsite and the track is about a 50 minute drive. Public transportation is not ideal if you plan on setting up camp here, due to the number of transfers and the duration of the journey.

 


12. Ingenia Holidays BIG4 Hunter Valley



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Another good one if you’ll be bringing kids and/or pets on this weekend getaway, Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley has powered sites for caravans and motorhomes, as well as villas and studios that can accommodate up to 6 people. No matter which accommodation option you choose, you’ll have access to the park’s amenities, like the camp kitchen with barbeques, playground with jumping pillow, and swimming pool.

Accommodation Info

Address: 137 Mount View Rd, Cessnock, NSW 2325

Phone: 02 4990 2573


How to Get There



Ingenia Holidays is located in Hunter Valley, about 50 kilometres west of Newcastle. It is recommended to drive your own car or RV to and from the racetrack.

 


13. Shoal Bay Holiday Park



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Located right on the shores of Shoal Bay, Shoal Bay Holiday Park offers great beach access, plenty of recreational activities for children and families, and the usual communal washrooms, camp kitchen, and picnic areas. The campground here is powered and the options include campsites suited for setting up your own tent, permanent safari tents, caravans, and motorhomes.

Accommodation Info

Phone: 1800 600 200


How to Get There



Shoal Bay is located about 50 kilometres northeast of Newcastle. The drive to the racetrack from Shoal Bay Holiday Park will take approximately an hour. Public transportation would not be an ideal option if you choose to stay at Shoal Bay Holiday Park.

 


14. Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park



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If you’re looking to glamp, you’re probably going to love it here at Koala Shores. With a whole host of amenities, including sports and recreational activities, a jumping pillow, swimming pool, and water sports equipment for hire, there will never be a dull moment at Koala Shores.

Accommodation Info

Address: 2 Oyster Farm Rd, Lemon Tree Passage, NSW 2319

Phone: 02 4982 4401


How to Get There



Koala Shores Holiday Park is situated in Lemon Tree Passage, northeast of Newcastle. It’s about a 45 minute drive from the track, and although using public transportation is rather straightforward, it’s not recommended due to it being a long journey.

 


15. Island Leisure Village



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A truly traditional caravan park, Island Leisure Village is a good choice for those who want a no-frills accommodation option. The low price also draws people in, with prices as low as $30 per night for an unpowered tent or van lot. Powered lots and ensuite cabins are also available here.

Accommodation Info

Address: 15 Fenninghams Island Rd, Bobs Farm, NSW 2316

Phone: 02 4982 1207


How to Get There



Only accessible by car or RV, Island Leisure Village is approximately 50 kilometres northeast of Newcastle. It should take less than an hour one-way to travel to/from the racetrack.

 


16. Fingal Bay Holiday Park



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Another solid pick for travellers with pets, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is pet-friendly and has enough space for you and your furry friend to roam around. The property is beachside, with various styles of villas, cabins, and campsites on offer.

Accommodation Info

Address: 52 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW 2315

Phone: 02 4981 1473

 


How to Get There



About an hour drive from the racetrack, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is located in the easternmost suburb of Port Stephens. The peace and quiet its location affords may be worthwhile for some. Getting to the racetrack is a single bus ride away, albeit a long one. If you must, please check Transport NSW for more information about public transportation in NSW.

 


17. Ingenia Holidays BIG4 One Mile Beach



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Camping, caravanning, or cabining, the choice is yours here at Ingenia Holidays in One Mile. Here, you’ll find everything you need to feel at home for the weekend, from powered suites, a camp kitchen and barbeque facilities, and laundry facilities.

Accommodation Info

Address: 426 Gan Gan Rd, One Mile, NSW 2316

Phone: 1800 650 035


How to Get There



Up near Port Stephens, Ingenia Holidays in One Mile is right on the beach. Located about 55 kilometres from the racetrack, One Mile is easily accessible by car or bus. Just know it’ll take about an hour to drive each way, and should you choose to take the bus, expect the ride to take about an hour and a half.

 


18. Camping by Nelson Bay

 



A backyard camping option tucked away in Nelson Bay, this could be the perfect spot for those who are self-contained. Apart from power, there are no amenities available here. Prices per night start at $35 per couple.

Accommodation Info

Address: Located in Nelson Bay. Please contact the property owner for the exact address.
 Website: www.youcamp.com/view/camping-by-nelson-bay


How to Get There



This private property is located in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. Not far from town, the distance to the racetrack is about 60 kilometres, so expect to drive an hour to/from Newcastle.

There’s like nothing like an action-packed weekend spent with friends and family, so we hope you’ve found a campsite, cabin, or caravan park from this list that suits your fancy for the Newcastle 500 Supercars finale!

If you like the sound of caravanning, but don’t own an RV, we’ve got you covered. Here at Camplify, we are Australia’s largest RV sharing community. Whether you’re an owner of an RV or you’re looking to hire an RV for the weekend, all RV enthusiasts are welcome. To help you find the perfect van for the Newcastle 500, you can check here for RVs in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region or here for RVs in the Maitland and Hunter Valley region.

Again, if you’re looking for a popup style of camping accommodation close to the Newcastle CBD then we definitely suggest you check out our accommodation partner for the supercars: https://www.eventstayz.com.au. They have a range of caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers for hire for the event and other events across Australia.


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