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The tower

this was a great place to climb if you had a mild level of fitness however due to the refurbishment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newcastle, Australia
Its a long climb up!

I climbed up this lookout tower in Newcastle, NSW on a recent cruise visit. It was a long climb up... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Linda A
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has always been an icon in Newcastle the walk up is a bit of exercise but well worth it when you get to the top, the view is amazing, would be good if council replaced the glass as over the years people have scratched...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a great place to climb if you had a mild level of fitness however due to the refurbishment of Newcastle town centre it has been removed and no longer available

1  Thank N1648FOdavid
Reviewed 9 June 2018

I climbed up this lookout tower in Newcastle, NSW on a recent cruise visit. It was a long climb up, and I was puffing and panting but determined to make it up to the top. When I got there, i found the perspex was badly...More

1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great views of Newcastle and the surrounding area. My nephews enjoyed the run up and down. We went at sunset (according to the hours of operation closing time, yet it was still open) and l took some great shots just below the viewing deck theough...More

1  Thank Antony L
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Fairly easy climb was worth the effort Perspex is old so best view is one level down from the top. Was clean and in reasonable condition for a 30 year old structure by the sea.

2  Thank jgzjgul
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

In my opinion this place has the best views on the water for a drink or a meal. I like sitting downstairs for a drink and upstairs for a meal. I didn't think my meals were very high quality so I would love to return...More

1  Thank quevara
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The climd to the top is excellent and in partifular of you are in some training programme for a trip which requires climbing. Once at the top excellent views of the Harbour and some parts of the CBD of Newcastle

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We grabbed a kilo of prawns and drove to the bay just below this tower and made short work of them with a few beers to wash them down. My kids had fun going to the top of the tower and throwing their flip flops...More

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The tower is always fun to climb. It's free and offers great views of the harbour and the city. Unless you are physically unable (e.g. strollers, limited mobility, etc.) you should definitely give it a go!

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Nice view of harbour and surrounds but due to be demolished in future. Lots of stairs so be prepared for the knees to feel it. Best to go when not windy

1  Thank julieparmar1
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Response from Kimberly C | Reviewed this property |
It was open all day and had no closing hours so I assume it is open all the time.