Newcastle is one of the most diverse and interesting cities in Australia. It has been shaped by its landscape, natural resources and its fascinating history. The history of Newcastle continues to be on display through many historical buildings and heritage sites.
Discover Newcastle Tours offer private, relaxing and family friendly custom tours where we share exciting experiences & information about the Newcastle of yesteryear, its current lifestyle and culture, and how our city is transforming into a vibrant and welcoming international tourist destination.
Places to see in Newcastle
Some popular landmarks and places to visit in Newcastle city include Fort Scratchley, Christ Church Cathedral, King Edward Park, Newcastle’s famous Bogey Hole, the ANZAC Memorial Walkway, Newcastle Museum, and the Lock Up, which is a contemporary art space in the original Newcastle Police Station and lock up from 1861 until its closure in 1982.
Choose Discover Newcastle Tours & get the advantages of:
- Pickup and drop off from your accommodation
- Private guided tour
- Flexibility with the places we visit and where we stop
- Day trips individually created to show off the best of the Hunter region
- A local company planning and organising your activities so you get the most out of your time
How about combining a Newcastle city tour with a trip to one or several of the many places to visit in the Hunter region? See the following examples of tour inclusions.
Newcastle Custom Tour Ideas
Historic town of Morpeth
Morpeth was a bustling river port in colonial times and its history continues to be on display through more than 20 heritage sites. You will enjoy wandering the cobbled paths, browsing boutiques in 19th century buildings or see where the historic Arnott’s Biscuit family business began.
Animal Wildlife Encounters
The Aquatic playground of Port Stephens
How about we take you to picturesque bay of Nelson Bay, the dolphin capital of Australia, for a Moonshadow Whale Watching or Dolphin Cruise.
Hunter Valley Wine Country
Only 1 hour from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine growing area. Sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery as we take you to sample some of the Hunter’s finest wines and local produce. Take in the ten stunning feature gardens at Hunter Valley Gardens situated in the heart of wine country.
Aviation History Museum
We only need drive a short distance from Newcastle to Fighter World to see an amazing collection of fighter jets and, if we are lucky enough, see the Royal Australian Air Force Hornets fly straight over your head.
Visit Lake Macquarie
A short distance south of Newcastle CBD is one of the largest salt water lakes in the southern hemisphere. The Lake Macquarie area has an abundance of beautiful beaches (one with naturally formed caves for exploring). There are plenty of family friendly activities such as the award winning Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park and The Treetops Adventure Park for flying foxes and other vertical challenges. Lake Macquarie also has a thriving arts scene with an award winning art gallery, sculpture park, and tours of the home and studio of the late Sir William Dobell.
Barramundi Farm Tour
How about a guided tour of the world leading sustainable Barramundi farm. Here you will see fish as they move through their lifecycle from fingerlings to a market ready product.
Contact us to design your perfect personalised tour of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & The Hunter.