Heritage Tours

Not into ghosts?

But… you love history and heritage?

That’s cool – we love it too!

How about coming on a day time Newcastle History Walk.

Join us in a walk around the first streets of the settlement of Newcastle. This tour is perfect for those who love history and enjoy exploring on foot. Engaging with a site on a physical level and hearing about life as it was is a wonderful way to learn about a city’s early beginnings – and our city’s story is unique!

Our walking tours are filled with history about the penal settlement at Coal River that was known at King’s Town from 1804. When free settlers arrived in the mid 1820’severything changed for Newcastle and it became the most notorious and busiest port in the southern hemisphere.

Our meet up point is the grand Customs House building down the very bottom of Watt Street, Newcastle across from the harbour and the old Newcastle train station.

Newcastle gaol 1818

Cost is $35 per person with a minimum of 4 people.

Bookings can be made for most days of the week subject to availability. Start time can be negotiated to suit your needs but allow 3 hours for the tour.
We love small group tours and large bus excursions can also be catered for – just call us and we will work with you to organise something special.

Ask for a discounted price for groups of 8 or more people.

Call on 0411 357519 or

email [email protected]

Some things you might want to know – Please be aware that a medium level of fitness is required to walk our hilly streets but I can assure you that we do take it slowly. Your best parking option is the Bolton Street car park, if leaving your vehicle in the city,  as our meet up point is an easy 5 minute walk away.


We also run historic day time tours through some of the suburbs of Newcastle with our:

Wallsend History Meander (next date Sunday 4th November 10am to 12 noon)


Waratah Historical Meander ( new tour!!) Our first date is November 18th 9.30am to 12 noon




Carrington History Meander ( more in 2019)

Whitebridge Cemetery Walk (more in 2019)

Stockton History Meander (next date in 2019)

Wallsend , Carrington ,Stockton History Meanders and Whitebridge Cemetery and Waratah walks are conducted with the help and knowledge of local historian ED TONKS ( author and researcher of local history) and are of a two hour duration at a cost of $30 per person.

These can be booked in for walking and social groups by contacting Renata on 0411 357 519

Minimum number – 10 people.

A percentage of all of our tour charges goes back to our community! We support our local historical sites and are always looking for new venues.


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