Things to do in Newcastle

Convict and Industry Walking Tour

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Much of the modern Newcastle landscape has been shaped by the hands of convicts and industry. Explore the city’s early years as a convict settlement. Visit remnants of the great industrial enterprises that once defined and shaped this city. Discover amazing engineering feats that allowed the city and its people to prosper.


Christ Church Cathedral

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Phone: (02) 4929 2052

The church is very large by Australian standards. It is 72.5 metres long, 26.5 metres wide, 36.5 metres high and contains 160 windows, 72 of which are filled with stained glass. In relation to the City, the tower stands 77.5 metres above sea level and 38.5 metres above the ground. From this elevation, the Church dominates the City which it serves and is clearly seen by day and when floodlit by night, from much of the City.


Newcastles Famous Tram

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Everything about Newcastle's Famous Tram is unique. Built from scratch in 1994, the tram is a genuine replica of the original Newcastle working tram, which was in service in 1923.

Newcastles Famous Tram has become a tourist icon within Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

1hr Newcastle City Tours. Depart From Queens Wharf Tower: 10.30am & 12.00noon. COST: $20.00 Adult & $5.00 Child. (Cash Only).


Newcastle Maritime Centre

After more than two centuries of operation, the Port of Newcastle remains a globally recognised hub.

Explore the rich maritime history of Newcastle and the Hunter river, and learn about the Port's importance to the development of Australia from the early days of European settlement to the present time.

Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday (Closed Mondays)

Entry Costs: Adults $10, Children (up to 14yrs) $5, Concession $7, Family (2 Adults + up to 3 Children) $25. Group discounts and annual passes also available


RAD Exhibition 
Newcastle and the Hunter through a radical lens

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Inspired by the recently published book Radical Newcastle, this exhibition charts the long history of ‘radicalism’ in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

RAD reveals stories of protest and a long tradition of fighting back and political activism. Many battles have been fought for reform and these campaigns, whether violent or peaceful, have shaped place, people and politics.

Opening: 15 June - 27 August 
Venue: Newcastle Museum        


DIY Newcastle East Women's History Walk​

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Researched by Jude Conway, on the suggestion of the Newcastle women’s group AWE and the Gender, Generation and Culture Network at the University of Newcastle





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