A Bumper Weekend Yet Again!
The Lovedale Long Lunch was our biggest on record, with over 40 cars, limousines and buses travelling each day to the Hunter Valley for our clients to enjoy the best of the Hunter's food, wine and produce while soaking in the atmosphere.
Many a selfie or insta photo was taken, mostly of the amazing food, but some of the cheerful and relaxed guests we transported, who all arrived home safely late each afternoon with some amazing memories.
Here's looking forward to 2018 - it will be here before you know it!
Lovedale Long Lunch May 2017
Get the gang back together for the annual Lovedale Long Lunch this May in Hunter Wine Country.
Each year the masses gather and enjoy the Hunter Valley's best Chef's and the areas finest Wineries to feast at the now infamous annual event.
If your looking to really enjoy the day, and not have to worry how you are getting from one winery to the next, or home, book an Executive Sedan, Limousine or Mini Bus for this hugely popular event before we book out. Be it for 2 or 32 people, we can ensure you arrive and return in style and with your only concern being "what to eat and drink next".....
Call today for a quote.
Another Happy Customer
Dear Andrew,I know that a couple of weeks have passed since our group enjoyed the Hunter Valley Wine Tour with Newcastle Limousines but, on behalf of our group, I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip! Ken, our driver was excellent. He was friendly, welcoming and fun, encouraged our questions, took time to answer them and was flexible with the tour itinerary to meet the needs and suggestions of individual group members. Overall we had a fabulous day seeing kangaroos in the wild, visiting the wineries, a great 'beer' place for lunch and 'tastings' and exploring viewpoints which highlighted the beauty of the Hunter Valley and its environs! Ken was also keen to pass on information about Newcastle as well as Hunter Valley, quietly kept us in line with respect of time to allow us to return right on time to the ship thus ensuring the trip was carefree, completely enjoyable and relaxing for all involved.
Additionally I would like to add my own comments in respect of your contribution in liaising directly with me with respect to organising the trip. My initial enquiry and subsequent correspondence were answered promptly and efficiently all of which contributed to the ease of booking. My expectations were fulfilled at every stage of the process from initial contact through to Ken meeting our group at the agreed place and time with my name clearly displayed!
As a result of all of the above our entire group would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others who find themselves in Newcastle and are seeking a Hunter Valley Wine Tour. Please convey our heartfelt appreciation to everyone involved. Many thanks to all for the most wonderful day! I have attached a couple of photos below if our group and will post these and some more photos on Newcastle Limousines Facebook Page which allow all to see that a great day was had by all.
Taylor Swift meets Jorja Hope in Style
Last weekend we helped make a little girls dream come true in meeting Taylor Swift! Jorja Hope who has a condition that will see her progressively lose her hearing and one day go deaf, was mortified when given the diagnosis, with her first thought being "I won't be able to hear Taylor Swift sing".
With alot of help from the community Jorjas dream was set up and realised, finally meeting her idol last weekend, with Newcastle Limousines providing a luxury Stretch Limousine so Jorja could really enjoy the ride!
Mel Hope, Jorja mum said "I wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself, Brian and our driver Steve for everything you did for us last weekend. With all the fuss and changes that happened in the lead up and on the day you were so accommodating. I could not believe how nothing seemed to be a problem. You were just incredible accommodating us. Your generosity amazes me. You can not understand what that trip meant to my beautiful daughter Jorja and how excited both girls (and secretly me) were to have our first ever limousine ride. The car was amazing!!! Steve our driver, what do I say he was awesome!! Stuck for that drive with hypoactive 12 year olds singing Taylor Swift must not have been easy, yet he joked round, was polite, and just so much fun to have on the trip. He was so professional and so friendly. I can not and will not stop telling people about your wonderful company. I hope one day to book through you again and I will not compromise ever on companies as yours is the best."
The team at Newcastle Limousines was delighted we could help make Jorjas dream a reality.
New Years Eve 2016
This New Years Eve enjoy all the amazing enetertainment options this beautiful city has to offer. From the fireworks or an amazing Restaurant at Honeysuckle, to the New Years Eve Street Party at The Cambridge Hotel, or the fresh air and atmosphere of what the vineyards has to offer.
Book your transport early to ensure you have a hassle free night and a luxurious ride to and from your evenings entertainment. Newcastle Limousines offers not just Stretch Limousines and Sedans, we also have a wide range of mini buses to hire to suit groups of any size.
For more information call us today or click on our online instant quote.
SET UP AIRPORT TRANSFERS LIKE A PRO
Booking transportation can sometimes be a challenge, whether it is by car, train, bus, boat or plane, but it doesn't have to be! All it takes is a few simple steps to organising all of your information and properly communicating that to Newcastle Limousines. This article will help prepare you for making smooth and seamless transportation reservations for personal use or large corporate groups.
Having all of the information gathered ahead of time is key, because the earlier you can get the information to Newcastle Limousines, the more availability they might have. If you are putting together information for more than one person the easiest way to list it is in an excel spreadsheet. If you know the approximate number of clients and the dates, it is a good idea to give theNewcastle Limousines a heads up and then email the details over. Here is some information that is needed before you book the reservations:
-Dates and times of pickups of drop offs
-Airport of arrival or departure
-Potential pickup or drop off addresses
-Number of passengers and luggage
-Client name and cell phone number
After you have all of the information collected then you can email it over to Newcastle Limousines. It is important to make sure that you receive a confirmation for each reservation. You can also discuss with the company the mode of transportation as well, for example can everyone ride in one shuttle bus, share an SUV or do they need to have individual sedans. Once everything is booked and changes need to be made, make sure to call and notify the company as soon as possible. If it is a couple of days out sending an email update should be okay, but if it is within 24 hours, make sure to call with the changes.
This September saw the Melbourne Ice win its third successive Australian Ice Hockey title as they skated in to Newcastle to win the Goodall Cup in the Australian Ice Hockey League.
Up against our hometown Newcastle North Stars – the top two teams fought it out, delivering a repeat of last year’s grand final. With the North Stars favourites to win having beaten the Melbourne Ice at both regular season clashes this year, the result came as an upset to the Novocastrians.
With a large fan base travelling from Melbourne to cheer on their team, the Ice won 5-4 in the thrilling match, which capped off their weekend having also defeated Adelaide Adrenaline and the Sydney Ice Dogs in the semi’s.
Newcastle Limousines was honoured to play a part in the Melbourne Ice’s triumphant weekend victory, being the designated Transport company for the team. Their team couldn’t be happier, and are looking forward to using our fleet again next year when they hopefully make the finals in 2013.
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July was a busy month for us with winery tours, with one of our specialist Pokolbin drivers Reg taking a group around for the day which included a stop at Audrey Wikinson Winery.
Recently rated by Gourmet Traveller Wine as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors in the country, and the only one in NSW, Audrey Wilkinson is perched atop a foot hill of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, and is a true must see site of the Hunter Valley.
The group enjoyed a great tasting of Audrey’s best wines, including Audrey’s Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Rosé and for the reds Audrey’s Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, finished off with a tasting of their delicious Tempranillo.
Audrey also recently opened a museum on site, housed in the original winery. The museum display includes original vats and wine and barrel making equipment. The exhibition also includes audio visual commentary, with entry to the Museum free, open at the same times as the Cellar Door.
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As Winter kicks in there really is no better time to enjoy the open log fires and delicious offerings the Hunter Valley serves up in terms of Winter Reds, with the local varieties of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot made to tempt you in the cooler months.
This weekend one of our groups did just that, visiting our friends at Vinden Estate on their day long wine tasting tour, where they enjoyed the glorious Winter sunshine dining on the glass enclosed terrace at Bistro Vinden.
The seasonally changing menu at Vinden, rich in Hunter Valley produce, most of which is from Vinden's own organic on site gardens, really delivers with dishes such as spicy Winter Prawns, Pokolbin Pie with melt-in-your-mouth lamb or a traditional Duck Confit. All of which were perfectly matched with Vinden's premium reds of Rose, Shiraz and Merlot, or for the white drinkers Vinden's robust Sauvignon Blanc, well balanced Chardonnay or floral Verdelho.
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We now have on fleet a 28 passenger Higer Munro mini coach. This will compliment our Toyota Coaster fleet. The Munro has large coach style windows with individual curtains. It has all the latest technology with on board camera security and an air operated extra passenger step to make client entry and exit safer and more convenient.
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