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Newcastle Afoot East End Walk

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    Stop At: Newcastle Afoot, Hunter Street Mall Shopping Ce 152-160 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia

    Newcastle 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.

    - 2.5km easy stroll over 2.5 hours
    - Coffee, tea or ice cream included

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia

    Built 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 minutes

    Pass By: Customs House Hotel, 1 Bond St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

    This beautiful historic building has an iconic tower and great views of Newcastle Harbour. Learn about the maritime history of Customs House and discover how it is now being adaptively re-used in modern Newcastle.

    Stop At: Newcastle Beach, Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia

    Newcastle's inner-city beach allows for beautiful views of the ocean, modern architecture, surfing and some exciting sea life.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Newcastle Electric Bike Sharing, Wharf Rd - Ferry, Queens Wharf, Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Coffee / tea / or ice cream
    • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Afoot
    • Entry/Admission - The Lock-Up
    • Entry/Admission - Newcastle Beach
    • Food
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In the event of extreme and unsafe weather you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We did the Seascapes and Laneways tour with Becky and her colleague, who was learning the ropes. Both were so personable. Becky made the tour so interesting, she never made us feel she was just reciting the information, though she must have done this itinerary...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AussieIbu
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Great experience! Lots of laughs, Becky is very warm and friendly so straight away you feel like you have known her for a long time. Becky is very knowledgeable and committed to promoting Newcastle's historic sites - commentary was very interesting and also fun. Loved...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Rosina255068
    Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

    I can highly recommend Newcastle Afoot for both vistors and locals alike. Despite having lived in Newcastle for many years I learnt so much whilst participating in this walking tour. Beccy is a wonderful guide who really knows her stuff. A fabulous way to explore...More

    Thank KendallSD2019
    Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

    What a wonderful experience! I’ve lived in Newcastle for almost 20 years but I learned a lot - Becky’s commentary was so interesting and informative. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she is very warm and welcoming. I loved the way she started with the Indigenous...More

    Thank hugmonkey
    Reviewed June 29, 2019

    The four of us new retirees who have lived in Newcastle for most of our adult lives. A recent walk on the foreshore identified that we had little knowledge of our local history. Hence our introduction from the gorgeous Bec who facilitates the walk around...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank lynettestefanusk
    BeckyK1188, Owner at Newcastle Afoot, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

    Thanks so much for the wonderful review Lyn! Had a great day with you all!

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    August 28, 2018|
    Response from BeckyK1188 | Property representative |
    Hi Jane, so sorry that we missed your question earlier. The Celebrity will dock a couple of kilometres from the city centre, however there are shuttle buses that will take you to Queens Wharf at the centre of the city. Our... More
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