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Architecture, Street Art & Hidden Secrets Walking Tour of Newcastle
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Architecture, Street Art & Hidden Secrets Walking Tour of Newcastle

By Newcastle Afoot
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Ages 0-110, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h
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Start:
  • Signal Box Newcastle, 155 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
    Your tour starts at The Signal Box cafe. We will meet near the water fountain next to The Signal Box, across from the Queens Wharf Light Rail Stop. Look for your guide in a Newcastle Afoot t-shirt - don't worry, we will be easy to find! There is seating available in the area.
End:
  • Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300, Australia
    The tour finishes on Darby Street, Cooks Hill

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58130P3

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  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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  • You'll start at
    Signal Box Newcastle
    155 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
    Your tour starts at The Signal Box cafe. We will meet near the water fountain next to The Signal Box, across from the Queens Wharf Light Rail Stop. Look for your guide in a Newcastle Afoot t-shirt - don't worry, we will be easy to find! There is seating available in the area.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Queens Wharf
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hunter River
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Newcastle Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Newcastle Civic Theatre
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Cooks Hill
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Newcastle Art Gallery
    1 Laman St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300, Australia
    The tour finishes on Darby Street, Cooks Hill
    See address & details
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  • Newcastle Afoot
    163
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  • pearln878
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic way to spend a morning!
    Becky our guide was so knowledgeable and made the tour so exciting and fun! I loved being a tourist in my own city and learned so many new things. Would definitely recommend even if you have lived in Newcastle a long time! Likewise would recommend for tourists to get to know the interesting history of and stories about the area.
    Written 20 January 2024
  • rachelt250
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour!
    Becky was an amazing tour guide! Her passion for Newcastle’s architecture and history shone through the entire tour. Becky was so friendly and had lots of Newy recommendations, so great to do the tour at the start of your trip. Highly recommend!!
    Written 22 April 2023
  • jamie f
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Newy walking tour
    A perfect mix of first nations, industrial, architecture and civic history. As a local I really enjoyed the walk and our guides friendliness, and knowledge.
    Written 8 April 2023
  • henrybE9114FE
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthwhile way to learn about the city
    Becky is the both the proprietor and guide and her enthusiasm and love for the city was apparent. Her knowledge is expansive and there was a constant flow of relevant information from things most important to just interesting. She's formally educated in some of the topics she covers and speaks authoritatively about all of it. We've done many walking tours over the years and this one rates as one of our best experiences. If you like walking tours to help orient you to a city, this one is worthwhile doing.
    Written 19 March 2023
  • TennisAddict1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and Informative
    We did the Newcastle Gin Masterclass on Sunday. It was tons of fun. Our tour guide, Becky, shared lots about the history of pubs in Newcastle which was quite interesting (Do you know where the idea of Happy Hour comes from?). She also told us about the heritage architecture of the buildings and the beautiful artist created murals we passed on our walking tour. We learned a lot about gin, had some lovely cocktails, learned some Newcastle history, and had lots of laughs. I also was served the best gin and tonic cocktail I have ever tasted! Thanks Bec for another fabulous tour!
    Written 12 February 2023
  • Extraordinary646622
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to experience Newcastle on foot
    Becky, the guide, is passionate about Newcastle and so knowledgeable about all aspects that make up this city. The history, the present and the future of Newcastle were all a part of the walking tour. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Loved it so much I did a different tour the next day.
    Written 10 February 2023
  • 962vivienned
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking tour of central Newcastle
    Our guide Alex was excellent. She was very friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. We enjoyed hearing some of teh history of teh local buildings and the city of Newcastle. We visited three interesting pubs/restaurants with food provided at two of them as part of the tour. The food at our last stop, the Spanish restaurant, Bocado, was excellent. Highly recommend this tour.
    Written 10 February 2023
  • mark989898
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun times in Newcastle
    We really enjoyed the enthusiasm of Alex our guide. We visited quirky bars and restaurants. Learnt about the nightlife of the city. We had lots of laughs!
    Written 9 February 2023
  • mcross09
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see the sights
    I did the Seascapes to Laneway walk with Becky and it was wonderful. It was very informative, interactive and covered a great range of sights. Becky also made excellent suggestions for places to eat and shop in Newcastle. I would highly recommend doing walking tours with Newcastle Afoot.
    Written 8 February 2023
  • Julie G
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended fascinating living history walking tour.
    This walking tour of Newcastle, NSW (25 Jan. 2023) by Newcastle Afoot (Becky) was incredible. I learnt a lot of fascinating history enhanced by visiting sites of interconnection between people, architecture, industry in this very special small city. Highly recommended.
    Written 26 January 2023
  • Robert C
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk
    The Seascapes to Laneways tour that we did on a perfect Newcastle Sunday morning was a great experience. While we know Newcastle well because we live here, we learned lots more things about our beautiful and interesting city. Bec has a great knowledge of Newcastle’s colourful history and is more than happy to share it in an informative but also amusing way. We walked past heritage buildings, down cute, hidden little laneways and past the beautiful beaches. Congratulations to Bec who has created a unique and much needed business in Newcastle, and whether you live right here in the Hunter or come from afar, you won’t be disappointed with the Newcastle Afoot experience.
    Written 25 September 2022
  • MySemillon
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy times afoot in Newcastle!
    Becky did a great job taking us to delightful venues, and recounting some of the fascinating back stories about this wonderful harbour city. She was an engaging and knowledgeable guide, and the bars had a terrific range of cocktails for us to sample, along with tasty treats to chew on.
    Written 13 August 2022
  • E2889YMmikeb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discovering the east end of town
    The tour offers cultural, historical and city regeneration artistic perspectives in a very enlightening and entertaining 2.5 hours easy walk exploring the sites of the east end of town. Our enthusiastic guide Becky has become very much part of the local community and tells many stories that enhance the tour experience. The sighting of two whales at our coffee stop at the beach was an added bonus. Would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 24 June 2022
  • michellex2022
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth taking the time to do!
    Thank you Becky for your passionate, knowledgeable and interesting tour of Newcastle. It was lovely to see some sights that I would not have found alone. The tur was well paced, an easy walk and a great way to see Newcastle. I woudl recommend if you are in Newcastle!
    Written 4 May 2022
  • Ushtana S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative, entertaining and relaxed
    A wonderful easy walk through historic landmarks. The tour guide Becky was so knowledgeable and taught me so much about a city I’ve lived in for nearly a decade. Highly recommended!
    Written 21 April 2022
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SelkieMoon
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
This was one of the best city tours I've been on. Becky's enthusiasm for Newcastle overflows and creates a fun and super interesting tour where I felt like I was seeing Newcastle through the eyes of a local who loves it. It was wonderful learning some brief history of Newcastle, and seeing some beautiful buildings and Street Art. Amazing what is happening in this creative city.

Becky takes the time to get to know the interests of the group also and shares information of particular interest.

Thank you Becky! Very highly recommended!
Written 7 June 2021
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Wow, what a review - thank you so much it really means a lot! Really glad you enjoyed our new tour, its such a fun experience to host! Thanks again :)
Written 5 July 2021
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Jim W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Couples
The whole experience was terrific and Becky an excellent hostess with an engaging character and a reservoir of history and heritage.

In addition she has firsthand experience of the street art and it’s artists, having organised and directed the Newcastle Street Festival known as the Big Picture Fest. As well as having studied architecture - very relevant to this tour.

$40 bucks well spent.
Written 4 July 2021
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Thank you for joining our tour and for the review Jim, it was great to meet you!
Written 5 July 2021
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Julia P
Princeton, NJ8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My partner and I really enjoyed our tour of Newcastle with Becky! She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate, had great recommendations, and enthralled us with her lessons on the history of the city. Well worth the money and would highly recommend. We’re sad that we didn’t have an opportunity to take the Seascapes to Laneways tour before we leave, as we would have happily taken another Newcastle Afoot tour during our time here. Thank you Becky for the fabulous tour and recommendations!
Written 1 September 2023
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Janet H
Melbourne43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A thoroughly informative and interesting tour on the old and new development going on in Newcastle as well as the street art from the this year and 2020. I made sure to go back and check out one of the hidden secrets another day. I will recommend the tour to friends and would definitely do the Seascapes and Laneways tour if I come back to Newcastle. And the recommendation of Moma was taken up for breakfast with a slice of the passion fruit cake to take away.
Written 26 October 2022
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98joany
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fabulous introduction to the city centre. We always like to start with an orientation tour of cities we don’t know well, and as central Newcastle is so pedestrian-friendly a walking tour was the obvious choice for us. Becky has a passion for Newcastle that shines through as she shares stories of the history, architecture and street art that have shaped the city. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to experience the city from an insider’s perspective. Thanks Becky.
Written 9 August 2023
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Koenraad K
Wellington, New Zealand35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
What a great walk around the old city. We really enjoyed the commentary and the carefully selected sights. Our two grandsons were able to have all their questions answereed and now have a new appreciation of street art. Becky also pointed us to good restaurants which we appreicated.
Written 31 July 2022
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Belinda M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Gemma was our tour guide on this particular tour. Gemma was very knowledgeable and had lots of information regarding all the places she took us to. My friend has lived in Newcastle for over 40 years now, and Gemma showed her places and street art that she was completely unaware existed. The tour went for two hours and was done at a very pleasant walking pace for a couple of 60+-year-old women.

I would strongly recommend this cure for not just tourists but locals as well. I will be booking in for the other tour in the near future.

Did you know that Newcastle is the second oldest city in Australia, well now you do!
Written 28 January 2024
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Joanne L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
What a fabulous way to be introduced to Newcastle… our walk tour guide, Gemma was knowledgeable, engaging and able to respond to all my many questions about the buildings and public artworks we walked around. She was warm and friendly and made the tour a really enjoyable experience.
This was my first visit to Newcastle and I enjoyed this activity so much that i hope to return soon and join another of the Newcastle Afoot walk tours, to further explore this interesting city.
Written 11 February 2024
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Bec
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I had so much fun on this tour. Becky is knowledgeable and passionate about Newcastle and its art scene. I felt like I'd been 'introduced' to Newcastle in this tour and fell in love with the beautiful city in just two hours.
Written 28 September 2022
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Rebecca P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Had a brilliant morning with Becky. She is so knowledgable and engaging. Although I have been a Newcastle Resident for over 10 year now - I learnt so much about this beautiful city. We truely have Becky to thank for the wonderful street art around the town. I can not recommend this tour enough for both visitors and locals. Book now - you will not regret it.
Written 7 July 2021
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