Heritage Walks

Discover Newcastle's heritage buildings and environment at a leisurely pace by taking a heritage walk.

Audio tours

There are 5 self guided walking tours in Newcastle.  These include maps and audio:

 The Artists' City walking tour
 Convict and Industry walking tour
 Newcastle at War walking tour
 The Shoreline walking tour
 Newcastle Architecture walking tour

Newcastle by Design:  Architectural Icons - Hunter Street Mall

Take a walk through the Hunter Street Mall and discover some of Newcastle's architectural gems.

  • Newcastle by Design:  Architectural Icons - Hunter Street Mall

Shipwreck Walk

The Shipwreck Walk is a pleasant 2km walk along the Stockton breakwater (north side of Newcastle Harbour). Maps are available from the  Newcastle Visitor Information Centre.

Newcastle East Heritage Walk

A journey past the many points of interest and spectacular coastal views that will enrich your understanding of Newcastle East's remarkable history.

Newcastle East heritage walk includes a map and information guide.

Lambton Heritage Walk

This is a self-guided walking tour of a prosperous 19th century mining town, Lambton. This heritage walk takes about 35 minutes to walk at a slow to moderate pace. This time frame does not take into account observation time at various points of interest. Hard copies of the map are available at Wallsend, Lambton and Newcastle libraries or download the brochure under documents.

Convict and industry walking tour

Much of the modern Newcastle landscape has been shaped by the hands of convicts and industry. Explore the city’s early years as a convict settlement. Visit remnants of the great industrial enterprises that once defined and shaped this city. Discover amazing engineering feats that allowed the city and its people to prosper. This walking tour starts at the Convict Lumber Yard, one of the most significant archaeological sites of convict industry in Australia. It ends at Newcastle Museum, the home of incredible objects and exhibitions that celebrate the industrial and convict heritage of the region.  Find out more.

Historic Wallsend Town Centre Walk

Walk through historic Wallsend and enjoy highlights such as the Grapes Inn (c1869), the Railway Goods Shed (1877) and The Rotunda (1888) built by Robert Snowden and George Froome cast iron fluted columns.

Wallsend Town Centre Heritage Walk includes a map and information guide.