Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour
1 hour 30 minutes
Take a walk on the dark side - revisit the scenes of the crimes.Retrace the steps of Newcastle's most infamous murderers. Descend into the murky world of fraudsters, adulterers and lordly impersonators. Unearth the keys to the heart of the Tomahawk Murderer. Relive a time that proves truth is far stranger than fiction. Book your ticket for a unique investigation into a dark and crime ridden history.100% True - 100% Unbelievable.......stories the city tried to forget.......Departs from the corner of Scott Street and Watt Street, Newcastle; adjacent to Customs House and the Convict Lumberyard. Bring comfortable shoes.This is a lesiurely 2km walking tour in which you will visit the most famous true crime sites from Newcastle's dark past. The tour runs for approximately 90 minutes. You will meet your guide at the corner of Scott St & Watt St, Newcastle; adjacent to Customs House and the Convict Lumberyard and you will be taken through the streets of Newcastle including(but not limited to) the following stories/locations that prove fact is stranger than fiction:- Great Northern Hotel Convict Lumberyard Parnell Place Old Jail Christchurch Cathedral The Lockup All these stories are 100% true yet 100% unbelievable. Newcastle tried hard to forget the past.....
Newcastle Afoot East End Walk
2 hours 30 minutes
This Newcastle Afoot walking tour is the ultimate introductory walking tour in Newcastle. Come on a fun and informative stroll of the inner city and beaches with a passionate and friendly local. You will discover the stories of Australia's 2nd oldest city, walk eclectic streets, find hidden architecture, art and laneways, and check out exciting local businesses, grabbing a delicious coffee and beach views along the way.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Newcastle Afoot, Hunter Street Mall Shopping Ce 152-160 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 AustraliaNewcastle Afoot tours are top-rated on TripAdvisor and give you a local experience mixed with history & culture.What you'll see: Find some of the east end's interesting hidden historic sites and architecture, beautiful beaches, and new creative hubs. You will be introduced to local community leaders and we will explain how they are shaping the city. What you'll learn: The tour is full of stories from Aboriginal culture, and convict and industrial history, right through to Newcastle's internationally recognised urban renewal. The city has been going through big changes - will show you how a colonial industrial city is becoming a creative and creative and tech leader. Details: - 2.5km easy stroll over 2.5 hours - Coffee, tea or ice cream included Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 AustraliaBuilt in 1861, this old Police "Lock Up" held the main Newcastle holding cells for 120 years. This exciting building is now being used in exciting and contemporary ways, with two world-class galleries fitting into the old gaol cells.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Customs House Hotel, 1 Bond St, Newcastle NSW 2300, AustraliaThis beautiful historic building has an iconic tower and great views of Newcastle Harbour. Learn about th
Eat And Drink Newcastle History Walking Tour
Come on a fun and social walking tour of Newcastle East. Newcastle Afoot’s ‘Eat and Drink Newcastle History’ walk is a 3 hour local experience where you will be introduced to 3 inner-city bars. You will learn the stories of the city’s boozy history and enjoy complimentary seasonal tapas along the way! You will also get specialty drink recommendations at each venue so you can purchase something special.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Customs House Hotel, 1 Bond St, Newcastle NSW 2300, AustraliaStarting at the water fountain in front of Customs House Hotel, Newcastle Afoot will take you to three small venues in Newcastle East. You will have shared food along the way and we will point out some great local drinking options for you to purchase along the way.Inclusions: - High quality bar food and shared tapas (eg. arancini, gourmet mini burgers, etc) - Recommendations for local drink purchases Details: - 2km easy stroll over 3-3.5 hours - 3 stops at small bars - Starting at Customs House in Newcastle East and finishing 1km away near the Civic Precinct.The tour is packed with interesting stories from Newcastle's night time economy to keep you informed and entertained. From Newcastle's convict settlers to more recent liquor licence changes, Newcastle has been at the forefront to many changes that have shaped Australia. You’ll learn about convict escapees, female publicans, the six o'clock swill, and rock'n'roll and class riots. Duration: 3 hours
Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
Enjoy close encounters with Humpback Whales along the Hunter Coast. The CoastXP 'Encounter Tour' is a 2 hour immersive experience with Humpback Whales, showcasing the stunning Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline from the water. Departing from the 3rd largest port in Australia, the tour features authentic interpretation around the history of the port, the City, the marine life which inhabit the coastline, local geology, Aboriginal heritage as well as unique destination landmarks including: wrecks, cliffs and ships. Along the way you may get the opportunity to see playful dolphins and seals!Your tour will begin at Harbour Square Boat Dock, out the front of Rydges Newcastle, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore. We take in the sights before heading offshore for an adventure boat experience! The tour focuses specifically on the Humpback Whale Migration along the East Coast. Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing the coast in 2017. Adult Humpback Whales grow to 14 – 18 metres in length and can weigh up to 50 tonnes. While Humpback calves are born at 2 tonnes - now that's a big baby!Humpback Whales are some of the most inquisitive and interactive species out of all marine mammals. These spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year. At CoastXP, we pride ourselves on providing you with the best experience possible. • Premier whale watching experience • Hightlights of Newcastle and the Hunter Coast • Unobstructed 360° views • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel • New wet weather jackets provided • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your tripCome and witness these amazing animals up close on our brand-new adventure boat, Atmos!Our whale watching practices have been designed in line with the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 and the
Coastal Adventure Tour From Newcastle
2 hours 30 minutes
CoastXP’s Adventure Tour is a premier offshore boating experience showcasing the magnificent Hunter coastline. Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, turtles and other marine life. Enjoy the thrill as you cruise 30 kilometres down the Hunter Coast in comfort and safety on board CoastXP’s new custom-built vessel ‘Atmos’ to stunning Caves Beach and historic Catherine Hill Bay. CoastXP’s Adventure Tour is a premier offshore boating experience showcasing the magnificent Hunter coastline. Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, turtles and other marine life.Enjoy the thrill as you cruise 30 kilometres down the Hunter Coast in comfort and safety on board CoastXP’s new custom-built vessel ‘Atmos’ to stunning Caves Beach and historic Catherine Hill Bay. Along the way you will have a unique view of Newcastle Harbour, historic World War Two coastal forts, world renowned surfing beaches and rugged cliffs.The tour visits Newcastle’s most impressive sights including the ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Bogey Hole, Glenrock Lagoon, Redhead Shark Watchtower and hidden gems Moon Island, Pinney's Headland and Shark Bay. Marvel at the amazing sea caves at Caves Beach, with CoastXP the only adventure boat to visit these caves up close. You will be captivated by the marine life and beautiful landscape of the Hunter Coast, including fascinating coal seams, volcanic rocks, and sedimentary cliffs. Many of these are important Aboriginal sites which carry great significance for the local Awabakal people.Highlights include: • Unobstructed 360° views • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel • Local knowledge of the coastline • Up close experience of sea caves • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip (perfect for sharing with friends and family)Come and experience the Hunter Coast for yourself, with CoastXP!Tours De
One For the Road - Newcastle Pub Walk
A 3.5 hour walking Beer and Food matching tour of Newcastle visiting some of it's hidden gems and enjoying some craft beer and delicious food in between!The Newcastle small bar scene is thriving and now is your time to explore this. Explore the character and unique atmosphere that each of Newcastle’s small bars have to offer.Dave's Pub Walks is a 3 hour trip that is not to missed in Newcastle.Our tours take you to all of Newcastle’s hidden gems from small bars to breweries. More than a pub crawl, think of our day trips as a progressive lunch with healthy dose of local historyOur tours involve learning about the history of beer, how beer is made, different beer styles and how to match beer and food. We blend this with the history of our city, told to you by your very own local guide. When it comes to things to do in Newcastle, our tours are not to missed!Our tours get priority seating, custom menus, priority service, meet and greet with the owner, brewery tours, tasting notes and so much more. Dave and his team of expert beer guides are personally take care of all your needs and then some.What better way to experience the region's beer scene?Bookings Essential. Private tours available and groups welcome.Online bookings close 4 hours before the tour starts. Meet us: 1130 AM on the Corner of Watt & Bond Street, Newcastle, NSW ( Water Fountain Side behind Customs House)
Hunter Valley Wine Full Day Tour from Newcastle with Cheese, Chocolate and Lunch
Spend a day tasting some of Australia’s best wine, cheese, and chocolate in the Hunter Valley on this small-group, full-day tour from Newcastle. Your guide will take you on three wine tastings at select boutique wineries in the area. Enjoy a one course lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink at a Hunter Valley restaurant. Plus sample cheeses, chocolate, fudge, and The Hunter Distillery for tasting of their organic vodkas. Relax and listen to upbeat music on board your comfortable coach, and learn all about the region from your knowledgeable driver-guide.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Zepher Tours, Sydney, New South Wales AustraliaGet picked up from Newcastle at 10.00am and begin your tour to the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s most celebrated wine producing regions. Travel by coach with your guide and small group while you watch the rolling hills and stunning vineyards of the region pass you by. Visit boutique Hunter Valley wineries and tasty red and white wine varieties and learn about the wine making process. Enjoy a gourmet lunch with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink at a local Hunter Valley restaurant whilst overlooking the beautiful scenery. Sample local cheese, chocolate and fudge, as well as visiting The Hunter Distillery for organic vodka tastings before making the journey back to Newcastle where your tour will conclude at approximately 5.00pm.Tours run every Saturday, and Sunday. Wine tastings, lunch, food samples, guide and transport are all included.
Hop Hunter Brewery Tour - Full Day
The Hop Hunter Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries in the Hunter Valley and Includes transportation, lunch and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider!The Hunter Valley Brewery Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries between Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Includes transportation, lunch and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider!When: Daily.Pick up Location:Newcastle - 10:30am - Queens Wharf Tower at the undercover bus zone.Hunter Valley - 11.30am - The Garden Cellars - Hunter Valley Gardens, 20-21 Broke Rd, Pokolbin Duration: approximately 7 hours.Number of guest per tour: maximum 10 people per tour (contact us for information on larger groups).Inclusions: Behind the scenes tours of each brewery, a heap of fun facts about beer, a good number of beer and cider tastings throughout the day, an amazing lunch, transport in our air-conditioned buses, snacks and water, and an awesome tour guide.What to bring: sturdy closed shoes, camera.Hope Estate:Already famous for its wines and providing a spectacular venue for world-class concerts within the vineyards, in 2014 Hope Estate made a foray into the world of beer brewing. Hosting major performers such as Bruce Springsteen, the inspiration behind their beers stems from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience. With up to 12 different beers on tap, Hope Brewhouse has a variety of award-winning beers to be sampled while taking in the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery.Lovedale Brewery:Located within the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza, the 12 + award-winning Lovedale Brewery is a must see. Showcasing up to 7 craft beers at any one time, there is always something to satisfy the beer connoisseur and the beer curious. The brewery also has its own bottling line, meaning take away beers from Lovedale are some of the freshest in the region.Potters Brewery:Located at Potter's Resort, surrounded by
Newcastle Tandem Skydive
Experience the ultimate rush as you free fall over the Hunter Region to the north of Sydney in a tandem parachute jump! Feel your adrenaline pump as you race to earth at speeds of more than 130 mph (220 kph) before the safety ripcord sends you into a peaceful parachute decent. See fantastic views over the greater Sydney area and the spectacular coastline, lakes and hinterland.Self-drive approximately 1-hour 40-minutes by road to Belmont from Sydney or approximately 30-minutes from Newcastle. Upon arrival, you will be given a full safety briefing from the professional and highly experienced instructors. Board the plane and prepare for takeoff as you feel your excitement building! See views over the coast, the hinterland and lakes, as the aircraft reaches optimum altitude. Then, soar weightlessly through the open air! Feel the exhilaration as you free fall for up to one minute at speeds of more than 130 mph (220 kph). With the pull of the safety ripcord, your parachute will open and allow you to float through the air.
Private Full-Day Newcastle Shore Excursion
This Luxury Private Shore Excursion picks you up from Newcastle Cruise Terminal or Accommodation and takes you beyond the usual tourist destinations to visit the beautiful Australian Central Coastal holiday region. The tour is fully inclusive of all attraction entry fee's - all you have to do is relax and enjoy the luxury of private touring with your own professional, friendly local driver / guide! • Visit the Australian Reptile and Wildlife Park & hand feed Kangaroo's! • Take in the Spectacular scenery of Newcastle & NSW Central Coast • Stop at the historic Norah Head Lighthouse - you can climb to the top or simply enjoy the views from the base • Visit beautiful beaches and enjoy the Australian bushland • Discover many of the attractions of Newcastle region • We guarantee to have you back at you cruise ship on time after enjoying a wonderful day ashore!Commence the day with a stress free pick up from the Newcastle Cruise Terminal. Your friendly, professional local guide will be waiting for you when your ship arrives in port.Tour Highlights and Key Features • Fully inclusive of all entry fee's including: Wildlife and Reptile Park and Hand Feeding Kangaroo's! • Fully inclusive guided tour of the spectacular and historic Norah Head Lighthouse • Fully inclusive of National Park entry fees • Luxury Private Guided Tour - You will not share this tour with other groups! • Highly recommended for Solo Traveler, Couples, Seniors and Families • Enjoy time to wander around exclusive beaches and bayside villages • Stop at some of the Central Coasts most beautiful beaches • Get up close to hand feed and pat Kangaroo's and other Aussie wildlife • Enjoy a complimentary delicious Morning Tea and Fresh Fruit in a beautiful seaside locationThe journey starts by heading south to the Central Coast region. The morning highlight is a visit to the world renowned Australian Wildlife and Reptile Park located in a rural