Explore Newcastle's beautiful coastline, from the bustling Port to the beauty and serenity of our beaches. You will see glimpses of Newcastle's convict past, the changing architecture of an emerging international city, honour our Anzac history whilst enjoying spectacular coastal views and see why Newcastle produces some of the best surfers in the world.
Newcastle has a diverse and interesting history from our European convict settlement to a thriving industrial hub. Learn about the history of the Hunter River and the origins of Australia’s largest coal port and feel the heat and danger of coal mining and steel production. Our history is on display through landmarks, architecture, and exhibitions.
Start with a tour of Newcastle city and coastline before heading off to beautiful Lake Macquarie – Australia’s largest coastal sea water lake. Enjoy Stand Up Paddleboarding, a network of sea caves and a relaxing swim. Your kids will love our local playground which contains a 9 metre spiral slide, double flying fox, climbing structures, spinning equipment and more.
Come and have a great day out in the Hunter Valley. Visit 3 of the region’s cellar doors and sample some of the region’s finest whites, reds and sparkling wines. Browse specialty cheese and chocolate outlets and bring home some goodies for later. We will take a break for lunch at the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village (at your own expense) where you can also browse the range of boutique and specialty shops. (Note: some wineries charge a small fee for tasting which is redeemable through purchase).
Reduced rates available for groups of 6 people or more
Learn about the role of Fort Scratchley in firing against the Japanese in WWII and commemorate our WWI diggers on the ANZAC Memorial Walkway while taking in picturesque views of Newcastle city and its coastal scenery. We will also explore antiques and collectables in a beautiful heritage listed building built in 1921 that now contains 26 dealers and their unique wares. An optional add on lunch is available.
Visit the National Trust classified town of Morpeth and explore its heritage sites and buildings, specialty shops, boutiques and produce stores including ginger beer brewed on premises. We will head further up the valley to enjoy a guided tour of one of Australia’s finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830s. Many of the buildings including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822 remains intact. Lunch is included.