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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