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Redeem your Dine & Discover NSW vouchers in Newcastle during the school holidays

The NSW Government’s Dine & Discover NSW vouchers can now be redeemed at over 70 hospitality, entertainment and recreation venues across the city.


Two $25 Dine NSW vouchers can be redeemed at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs seven days a week, along with two $25 Discover NSW vouchers for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said she expects participating businesses will see a positive impact from the program, especially during the school holidays

“This is a great initiative of the NSW Government and I encourage residents to download their vouchers and venture out to enjoy our city during the school holidays to support local businesses,” the Lord Mayor said.

“It’s encouraging to see that over 70 local businesses have already registered to participate in the Dine & Discover NSW voucher program, and we hope to see more businesses sign up.

“The vouchers will provide a welcome relief to cash-strapped households looking to entertain children over the school holiday period.

"With JobKeeper drawing to an end, the Dine & Discover NSW vouchers provide an economic boost for the city’s hard-hit tourism and hospitality sectors still recovering from COVID-19 disruptions.”

City of Newcastle’s signature attractions have developed a range of offers including:

Newcastle Museum

One $25 Discover NSW voucher will admit a family of four into Newcastle Museum’s blockbuster Questacon Colour exhibition. Colour explores the science of colour and perception through more than 20 different interactive activities. It’s a great way to experience Questacon without travelling interstate to Canberra and is in its final weeks, so don’t miss out. Reserve your Newcastle Museum experience online and present the voucher at the venue upon entry.

Blackbutt Reserve

For a family-fun-day-out, head to Blackbutt Reserve to get up close to a range of animals. Discover NSW vouchers can be redeemed towards a Critter Encounter, Reptile Encounter, or a Ranger Guided Tour. Bookings are required, phone 4904 3344, and present your voucher to be scanned upon entry. Go online to find out more about Blackbutt Reserve’s animal encounters.

Civic Theatre

After a fun day exploring Newcastle with the family these school holidays, hire a babysitter and head to the Civic Theatre to catch a live performance. Vouchers can be redeemed towards your next night out. Or take the family to a classic Civic Cinema experience to see ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ during a matinee showing (rated PG). Purchases can be made for any show at the Ticket Office on Hunter Street, by phoning 4929 1977 or visiting Civic Theatre online, provided payment is made by the voucher expiry date of 30 June 2021.

Civic Digest Café, Civic Theatre

Use your Dine NSW voucher toward a meal at any time or before or after a show at the Civic Digest Café within the Civic Theatre building; try the special $25 meal deal including pizza, garlic bread and drink. The voucher can be redeemed every day the Café is open and excludes alcoholic beverage purchases. To find out more, visit Civic Digest online.

Visit Service NSW to apply for the vouchers and a full list of participating Newcastle businesses. The program is administered via the Service NSW app. Terms and conditions apply, and subject to Service NSW guidelines.

Visit City of Newcastle’s new What’s ON website to discover what else is happening across Newcastle during the Autumn school holidays.


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