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Newcastle's Famous Tram

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Published July 28th 2013
The perfect introduction to Newcastle's somewhat unknown
I have been a resident of Newcastle for nearly two years now, and have recently been awoken to the amazing opportunities and sites Newcastle has to offer. I recently had a visit from my mum and dad and wanted to show them the beautiful city of Newcastle. This I did with the help of Newcastle's Famous Tram, which to my surprise introduced me to many new things and even had me feeling like a tourist in my own home city.

Newcastle's Famous Tram offers a one hour tour of Newcastle's beaches, city and historical sites. It is a genuine replica of the original Newcastle working tram, making one feel as if they were back in 1923 when it originally serviced the community. It is the perfect activity, I feel, for those who are new to the Newcastle area, whether they be simply visiting or recently relocated, to learn of and then branch out to more diverse activities Newcastle has to offer.

The Famous Tram


All aboard the Famous Tram. The city tour kicks off on weekdays from Queens Wharf Tower on Wharf Road Newcastle at 10.30am and 12.00noon. From here on the tram escapades onwards along the harbour, past the coal freight ships, winding its way to places like the Newcastle Museum, Anzac Memorial Walk and King Edward Park.

Whilst soaking in the atmosphere, of a city of who's potential I believe is slightly hidden, one can also absorb the history of Newcastle, such as its role in the war against the Japanese. But I won't give away too much more, I will leave that up to Chris, the tram driver... but be careful, the group on our tram ride were delighted with an enchanting strip dance by the driver.

In all seriousness though, I would most certainly, without a moment of hesitance, recommend Newcastle's Famous Tram City Tour to anyone newly visiting the area and wanting to know what is on offer. Chris the driver is very friendly and full of humour, the tram itself has that alluring old, historical feel about it, the history is unexpected, and the sites are simply nice.

Inside the historical transport device


A very serious offence back in the day


The tour is provided for adults at $20 and children at $5. For bookings and inquiries contact Chris Kepreotes on 0418307166 or famoustram1@bigpond.com. Alternatively, visit this website. The Newcastle's Famous Tram also offers wine tours for group bookings, school educational tours, weddings, and is available for birthday parties or school formals.
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Why? Be introduced to the hidden wonder of Newcastle.
Phone: (02) 4977 2270
Where: Newcastle City.
Cost: $5-$20
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