8 Events In Newcastle To Attend In February 2016

Use Newcastle Bus Hire with Driver to Attend February Events in Style!

Newcastle is always jam-packed with events and activities to keep both the locals and foreign tourists busy. From exhibitions to concerts, arts festivals to sporting events, and celebrations to conventions, you will find it easy to locate an attraction that suits your taste.

Whenever you are visiting a foreign country or city like Newcastle, it’s nice to plan your travel itinerary early from the get-go. Besides searching for events to indulge in, you should arrange for bus hire with driver in Newcastle for smooth commuting. Let’s explore some of the best events slated to happen in February 2016:

Tyrannosaurs Meet the Family

The blockbuster, Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, is brought to you by Newcastle Museum. It is Australia’s first multimedia experience co-presented and developed by the Australian Museum. Before our time, the Tyrannosaurs family was considered as rulers of their kind and was untouchable. You now have the chance to experience the sound, size and sheer spectacle of these ferocious predators – all in one place. Expect to see full-scale immersive projections of dinosaurs and get the chance to interact with multi-touch technologies such as comparing your arm strength to that of the mighty Tyrannosaurs.

Surfest 2016

Surfest is Australia’s largest surfing festival, and in 2016, it will be the 31st year of this community engagement in Newcastle. Get ready to witness professional men, women and junior surfers compete with each other for ultimate victory and cash prizes! Both events, the inaugural Taggart Women’s Pro and the Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro 2016 will be held from the 22nd to 28th of February on Newcastle’s Merewether Beach.

Newcastle Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo

From the 5th till the 7th, you should catch a glimpse of the wide array of camper trailers, caravans, slide ons, motorhomes, fifth wheelers, 4WD and touring accessories, and more at the Newcastle Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo. There’s the chance to peruse a wide variety of products and enjoy unbeatable discounts when you purchase them. There are more than a hundred exhibits to look at and the event expects a crowd size of more than twenty thousand people this year. There is also an abundance of entertainment options for the entire family and fantastic dining options. You will definitely want to include this in your travel itinerary for your upcoming Australian getaway!

Light Up Newcastle Lantern Walk 2016

On 13 February 2016, the Newcastle Rotary Clubs invite all to participate in a special event to celebrate Chinese New Year and light up the streets with beautiful red lanterns. You will also have the opportunity to help the local rotary clubs raise money for the Newcastle Maritime Centre and the Mission to Seafarers. This year’s theme is called “Be a Gift to the World” and gifts will be given to the seafarers who visit this locality.

Australian Bowl Riding Championships 2016

Also known as ABC, the all-inclusive event is Australia’s first national skateboard competition for any skateboarding discipline. You can check out this cool event at the Empire Skate Park on the 27th and 28th, and catch a glimpse of some very talented skateboarders while they compete for the grand trophy!

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under The Stars

This event is the country’s largest free outdoor cinema program that offers family-friendly entertainment. This year, Cinema Under the Stars is in its ninth season and will screen four great animated films across sixteen beautiful outdoor locations throughout New South Wales at sundown. You can expect to see movies such as the Minions, Inside Out, Home and Big Hero 6. If all the fun and entertainment starts to make you feel hungry, there is a wide selection of food stores around to fill your tummies. Time to make yourself free on the 27th, and bring the entire family down for a day of fun!

The Big Beach Challenge

On 28th February 2016, the newly revamped Big Beach Challenge will take place in the heart of Newcastle. This fantastic race event at the beach features a three-kilometre loop course and four types of races to choose from. You can challenge yourself with races such as the Hot Sand (one lap), the Desert Sand (two laps), the Crazy Sand (five laps), and the Hardcore Sand (ten laps). Even if you are visiting as a spectator, you will have fun opportunities to get close to the action or chill on the beach while others compete!

Bach and Forward at Christ Church Cathedral

On the 25th of February, the Song Company will be performing at the Christ Church Cathedral at 52 Church Street, Newcastle. The event will feature guest Australian artists like Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres Da Costa. The Song Company is an acappella ensemble that’s made up of six professional singers, and their repertoire covers vocal music that includes contemporary classical works.

As you can see, there is a wide variety of Newcastle events happening in February. Using our Newcastle bus hire with driver service will help you get in and around Newcastle with ease so book your transport today in order to catch these fabulous events!