Itineraries & Trails

Tourist drives

Newcastle East Heritage Walk

The Newcastle East Heritage Walk links spectacular coastal views and industrial heritage that is the essence of Newcastle.

A comfortable 1 ½ to 2 hour self-guided tour has been mapped out to highlight the critical role that Newcastle East played in establishing Newcastle and the Hunter Region as the second busiest economy in the State. This local area has been intensively used and adapted by different types of industry, transport, and residential living.

There are layers on layers that in many cities would have been lost by ‘progress’. Highlights include The Lock Up, Customs House, the Convict Lumber Yard, Fort Scratchley Historic Site, Newcastle Ocean Baths and Beach, Christ Church Cathedral, and several historic convict-era buildings.

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