What we'll do

Enjoy a delicious exploration of 3 of Newcastle's best and classiest bars. On a beautiful peninsula between the harbour & the sea, Newcastle can be hard to navigate, even for locals. We’ll show you some of Newcastle's most interesting, hard to find places.

What we'll learn

The tour is packed with interesting stories from Newcastle's night time economy to keep you informed and entertained. From Newcastle's convict settlers to more recent liquor licence changes, Newcastle has been at the forefront to many changes that have shaped Australia. You’ll learn about convict escapees, sailor's woes, the six o'clock swill, and social and urban changes over the last 200 years.

To say that tonight was a walking tour is an understatement - It was an awesome night out!!!
— Helena, Sydney
An adventure full of wild tales of Newcastle’s past...
— Meredith, Brisbane
I loved the fact that they collaborate with local artists and local creators of niche drinks.
— Melanie, Melbourne
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Seasonal bar snacks and tapas are provided (food varies and may not be the same as photos provided). Please let us know if you have any allergies.

Your guide can also provide recommendations for drinks that you can purchase along the way.

Meeting Point

Your walking tour starts at the water fountain in front of the Customs House Hotel. Your guide will be wearing a Newcastle Afoot t-shirt. Please arrive 10 minutes before the experience. We start on time and you don't want to miss out!

Customs House water fountain
1 Bond Street,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

Additional Information

This experience varies from night to night! While the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group's experience.

Minimum Numbers

This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to book for the tour to go ahead.

Dress Code

Neat dress and closed toed shoes are recommended. Thongs / flip flops are not allowed at some of our venues.

Weather Information

Newcastle Afoot walking tours operate in nearly all weather conditions, so we will go ahead even if it is raining! Please check the weather on the morning of your tour and prepare appropriately - bring an umbrella and rain jacket as needed.

Terms and Conditions

See our Terms and Conditions for more information.