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Newcastle's Famous Tram

150 Wharf Rd | Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Great way to see the sights of Newcastle

This was a great way to get a look of the city of Newcastle NSW. It took you around the city and... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
montclaire5
Relaxed and informative

The famous "tram on wheels" is a great introduction to the city of Newcastle and Chris, the driver... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Kris17900
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle city tours. Duration 1hr. Tours depart 10.30am and 12.00noon. Cost: $20
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 26 min
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 11:30, 12:00 - 13:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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150 Wharf Rd | Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was a great way to get a look of the city of Newcastle NSW. It took you around the city and stopped at five local sights of interest. you could hop on and off. and there was always a bus or the tram to...More

Thank montclaire5
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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for that kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The hop on hop off tour is for cruise ships only. The tram's normal tour is a similar scenic tour with just one stop on the way. Regards, Chris.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The famous "tram on wheels" is a great introduction to the city of Newcastle and Chris, the driver, has a wealth of knowledge which he easily imparts throughout the one hour trip. The trip starts on Wharf Road near the ferry service and meanders around...More

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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks Kris. We do have a beautiful city. Glad I could show it off for you. Chris.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

For just $20 Chris will take you in comfort on a 1 hour tour through the main highlights of Newcastle. I went with my son who lives in Newie and he heard stuff he didn't know. Highly recommend

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thanks Marcia. It was a good day. Glad I could give Simon some new info on Newcastle. I appreciate your review. Chris.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It's a little gem. Love to take visitors. We got to go up to Nobbys lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful views. Could have gone over the hill and included Bar Beach/Merewether for those without a car as its over and done pretty fast. But a...More

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi there. you must have not been on the Tram Tour. I don't go up to Nobbys Lighthouse and I do go to The Hil/ Bar Beach/ Merewether. Could you please remove this incorrect review. Chris.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is the perfect way to see the sights of Newcastle both historic places and the incredible harbour and coastline. If you are staying a while in Newcastle it is a great way to get your bearings and decide what you want to see more...More

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Tracey. Thanks for the kind review." Newcastle is the best..." Chris.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The tram is an excellent way to see the historic places of Newcastle in a short tour with a local well informed guide. Not a real tram obviously, there are no tracks in the city now, but it is well worth the time.

Thank Harry P
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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks Harry. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Chris.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Whilst staying with friends in New South Wales recently we decided to visit Newcastle. Knowing nothing much about the city we took the Tourist tram to help us work out what there was to see. Excellent idea. The guide had obviously not only lived in...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Our party of 10 descended on the tram last Tuesday and were lucky to be fitted in. The trip lasts around 75 minutes and Chris the driver has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Newcastle. Highly recommend this little tour.

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks The PhantomScot. Glad I could fit you all on. Thank you for your patronage and great review. Chris.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We did this tour on the spur of the moment but it was time well spent. The driver has a good handle on the history of Newcastle and is up to date on pretty well all that is going on. An upside of being in...More

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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thanks deetee632 for the kind review. Glad to have you aboard. Chris.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This tour took about 70 minutes and was a great way to get a good overview of Newcastle in a short time. The driver was very informative and we saw all the main points of attraction in Newcastle and had aten minute stop at a...More

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Susan. Glad you enjoyed my tour. Thanks for the review.. Chris.

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Tamsin O
28 April 2018|
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Response from montclaire5 | Reviewed this property |
This tram also has some buses that back it up as well. you pay an up front fee and it takes you to the main tourist spots. your choice to get on and off. you can choose to stay as long or as little time at the tourist spots... More
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Sue N
19 July 2017|
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Response from Harry P | Reviewed this property |
Cost was $20 per adult - I think $5 for kids - well worth it
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igu04366
18 February 2017|
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Response from Keppie1 | Property representative |
Hi. The price is $25 per person as it is a special trip for the ship passengers. Different to my normal tour which is on my website. Chris
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