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Newcastle's Famous Tram

150 Wharf Rd | Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 418 307 166
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Well worth doing this tour

Newcastle is an interesting city, lots of old buildings, scenic Portside and beachside views as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
westernsydney
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Sydney Australia
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Great sight seeing tour

It’s great to get to know the history about Newcastle and surrounds. Awesome views around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig J
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Newcastle city tours. Duration 11/4hr. Tours depart weekdays & most weekends(subject to availability) 10.30am and 12.00noon. Please check availability. Cost: $25 adults & $5.00 children.
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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150 Wharf Rd | Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 418 307 166
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Newcastle is an interesting city, lots of old buildings, scenic Portside and beachside views as well as a city experiencing significant developments. This tour gives you a snapshot of all the city area has to offer. The tour covers both the city as well as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s great to get to know the history about Newcastle and surrounds. Awesome views around the beaches and the driver very knowledgeable and funny definitely recommended

Thank Craig J
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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Craig. We do have a beautiful city. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Chris.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable guide describing .any changes happening around Newcastle mixed with some of the history. Not cheap but a good excursion on a winter day.

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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Andy. At $25 per adult and just $5 for children its a bargain for a 11/4hr guided tour around my beautiful city of Newcastle.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was a great way to get a look of the city of Newcastle NSW. It took you around the city and stopped at five local sights of interest. you could hop on and off. and there was always a bus or the tram to...More

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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for that kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The hop on hop off tour is for cruise ships only. The tram's normal tour is a similar scenic tour with just one stop on the way. Regards, Chris.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

The famous "tram on wheels" is a great introduction to the city of Newcastle and Chris, the driver, has a wealth of knowledge which he easily imparts throughout the one hour trip. The trip starts on Wharf Road near the ferry service and meanders around...More

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CHRISKEPREOTES, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks Kris. We do have a beautiful city. Glad I could show it off for you. Chris.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

For just $20 Chris will take you in comfort on a 1 hour tour through the main highlights of Newcastle. I went with my son who lives in Newie and he heard stuff he didn't know. Highly recommend

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thanks Marcia. It was a good day. Glad I could give Simon some new info on Newcastle. I appreciate your review. Chris.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It's a little gem. Love to take visitors. We got to go up to Nobbys lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful views. Could have gone over the hill and included Bar Beach/Merewether for those without a car as its over and done pretty fast. But a...More

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi there. you must have not been on the Tram Tour. I don't go up to Nobbys Lighthouse and I do go to The Hil/ Bar Beach/ Merewether. Could you please remove this incorrect review. Chris.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is the perfect way to see the sights of Newcastle both historic places and the incredible harbour and coastline. If you are staying a while in Newcastle it is a great way to get your bearings and decide what you want to see more...More

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Tracey. Thanks for the kind review." Newcastle is the best..." Chris.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The tram is an excellent way to see the historic places of Newcastle in a short tour with a local well informed guide. Not a real tram obviously, there are no tracks in the city now, but it is well worth the time.

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Keppie1, Owner at Newcastle's Famous Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks Harry. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Chris.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Whilst staying with friends in New South Wales recently we decided to visit Newcastle. Knowing nothing much about the city we took the Tourist tram to help us work out what there was to see. Excellent idea. The guide had obviously not only lived in...More

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Response from montclaire5 | Reviewed this property |
we went by coach from the ship to a pick up point for the tram. It then does a circle with about 5 stops around Newcastle. You can hop on and off at the tourist spots. We didnt book in adavance we booked it when we got to... More
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Tamsin O
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Response from montclaire5 | Reviewed this property |
This tram also has some buses that back it up as well. you pay an up front fee and it takes you to the main tourist spots. your choice to get on and off. you can choose to stay as long or as little time at the tourist spots... More
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Sue N
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Response from Harry P | Reviewed this property |
Cost was $20 per adult - I think $5 for kids - well worth it
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