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Our most recommended Newcastle, Australia Day Trips

Port Stephens: Worimi Sand Dune Quad Bike Adventure

1. Port Stephens: Worimi Sand Dune Quad Bike Adventure

Experience the thrill of riding a high-quality ATV through the Worimi Sand Dunes on this tour from Port Stephens. Cruise at high speeds over seaside grasslands and feel the challenge of tackling towering sand dunes.  Meet your guide in Williamtown and listen as you are provided with a tutorial on how to confidently operate your bike. Follow your guide on a high-octane ride over maintained tracks through coastal grasslands to get to the dunes.  Travel over more and more challenging sand dunes. Enjoy privacy as your ride as the local tour provider has exclusive access to the highest sand dunes on Stockton Beach.  Climb large sand dunes that are 12-30 meters high. Take a tour that is tailored to meet your needs and experience level. Have the option to add sandboarding to your tour. 

Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

2. Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing the coast in 2017. Adult Humpback Whales grow to 14 – 18 metres in length and can weigh up to 50 tonnes. While Humpback calves are born at 2 tonnes - now that's a big baby! Humpback Whales are some of the most inquisitive and interactive species out of all marine mammals. These spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year. This tour provides you with the best experience possible. Come and witness these amazing animals up close on a brand-new adventure boat, Atmos! Tours Depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore.These whale watching practices have been designed in line with the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017.

Newcastle: Harbor and Coast 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

3. Newcastle: Harbor and Coast 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle on a 2.5-hour eco cruise. See pods of dolphins, seabirds, turtles and more. Enjoy 360-degree views as you cruise in a custom-built rigid inflatable. Be captivated by the marine life and beautiful landscape of coal seams, volcanic rocks, and sedimentary cliffs, including important Aboriginal sites. Travel down the Hunter Coast, passing Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay. See unique views of Newcastle Harbor, World War Two coastal forts, and world-renowned surfing beaches. Pass ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Bogey Hole, Glenrock Lagoon, Redhead Shark Watchtower and hidden gems Moon Island, Pinney's Headland and Shark Bay. 

Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

4. Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Gin, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

Try some of Australia's best wine, food, cheese, chocolate, beers and spirits on this tour of the Hunter Valley. After pickup from Newcastle, you'll visit 3 local boutique wineries and a distillery, with a guided tasting at each stop. At some venues, chocolates and local cheeses will be brought to match the wine, and keep your tastebuds exploring the flavours of Australia's first wine region. In addition to all the beautiful wines and handcrafted produce, you will also enjoy a relaxed one-course lunch with a wine, beer or cider to wash it down. You'll have ample opportunity to take in the valley’s charm. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to Newcastle.

From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Trip

5. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Trip

Visit boutique wineries guided by local experts and learn about the winemaking process while tasting over 15 different wines. Indulge in local produce and sample gourmet cheeses, chocolate and fudge. Find your favorite wines and buy some to take home. Visit the Vodka Distillery, the first 100% organic distillery in Australia. As a result of the initial success of the Distillery’s famous award winning Valli Vodkas, winning Gold in the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Silver at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition, it was expanded to a state of the art distillery in the Hunter Valley. Relax over lunch with a glass of wine and meet your new friends. Passionate and Hunter Valley loving guides will entertain you all day with their great stories and interesting facts. Listen to fun playlists and meet new friends on this highly rated tour.

Newcastle: Tandem Beach Skydive

6. Newcastle: Tandem Beach Skydive

Skydive at Newcastle’s closest beach for the ultimate adrenalin rush. Drop from a height of up to 15,000 feet and freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds. Float under canopy over Newcastle for 5 - 7 minutes soaking up spectacular beach and city views. Enjoy the skydiving experience of a lifetime and step outside your comfort zone. Push your boundaries with the friendly skydiving crew and create special memories.

From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

7. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Beer & Wine Small Group Tour

Travel from Newcastle and go on guided tours of popular breweries and award-winning wineries in Hunter Valley. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, a full lunch, and the comfort of traveling in a small group. Begin your full-day tour with a convenient pickup from central Sydney and admire the picturesque surroundings as you drive in Hunter Valley, Australia’s first wine region. Go on guided tours inside the production houses, see behind the scenes, and learn how beer and wine are made. Get to know the local producers and discover the taste of a region famous for its beautiful wines, hand-crafted beers, and refreshing ciders. Take a break from all the sightseeing and take in the Valley’s charm with a relaxing lunch with a wine, craft beer, or cider.

From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Brewery Tour with Lunch

8. From Newcastle: Hunter Valley Brewery Tour with Lunch

The Hunter Valley Brewery Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries in the Hunter Valley. The tour includes transportation, lunch, and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider. Hope Estate: Already famous for its wines and providing a spectacular venue for world-class concerts within the vineyards,  in 2014 Hope Estate made a foray into the world of beer brewing. Hosting major performers such as Bruce Springsteen, the inspiration behind their beers stems from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience.  With up to 12 different beers on tap, Hope Brewhouse has a variety of award-winning beers to be sampled while taking in the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery. Lovedale Brewery: Located within the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza, the 12 + award-winning Lovedale Brewery is a must-see. Showcasing up to 7 craft beers at any one time, there is always something to satisfy the beer connoisseur and the beer curious. The brewery also has its own bottling line, meaning take-away beers from Lovedale are some of the freshest in the region. Potters Brewery: Located at Potter's Resort, surrounded by the old brick remnants of the pottery kilns, Hunter Beer Co is the oldest operating brewery in the Hunter Valley. The brewery produces a range of world-renowned, award-winning beers, and a visit here is an experience no beer lover should miss. Hunter Beer Co produces several signature beers, such as their German-Style Kolsch, and their crowd favourite; the Slaked Magpie Vanilla Porter. Please note, while this is the usual itinerary, the order may change slightly due to brewery operations. Start times are fixed, however, drop off times can change slightly depending upon traffic and other factors. The guides/drivers do everything they can to have you back as close to the drop off time as promised.

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What people are saying about Newcastle, Australia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Had the best time ever. Little nervous at first as we’ve never rides quad bikes before but the instructors were great and we knew we were in safe hands. The sand dunes were absolutely amazing, they just went for miles and miles. The weather was pretty dismal but I think that added to the fun! We couldn’t keep the smiles from our faces!!! Such a great experience. Would recommend it to anyone with a bit of adventure in them!!

Amazing time spent on sand dune, there are a few professionals following you so it will be a great experience for first time quad bikers. They are really nice and helpful as well!

We throughly enjoyed our cruise. With a beautiful coastline and very informative skipper.

Great variety of wineries and driver was fantastic made for a very enjoyable day

Was great fun with the family, we would all recommend