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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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    Reviewed yesterday 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 29 June 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 30 June 2019

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

    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    We joined Becky on her walking tour of Newcastle. The tour itself was very informative, Becky has an incredible knowledge of the local area and is an excellent story teller. She had a brilliant way of making the tour personalised to our tastes ( we...More

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

    Thanks coming along, it was a great morning and lovely to meet you both!

    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    We booked Newcastle Afoot as part of a year 12 Geography excursion to Newcastle. Becky was fantastic to deal with from the start. She was helpful and flexible in tailoring her activities to suit our needs. The purpose of our visit was to observe urban...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank liamhume
    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    My partner and I spend a great morning with Becky exploring some of the sights of Newcastle East and learning some of the aboriginal history of the lands along with European history and settlement and more recent revitalisation of this area of Newcastle. Becky had...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Matt R
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    29 August 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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