Take a ferry ride

A tour in Newcastle is incomplete without witnessing the trade that led to its economic boom: the coal transport. Watch myriad of ships docking its harbour and transporting coal to many parts of the world. Newcastle has the world’s largest coal export port. If you hop on a ferry and stay long enough, you will see the bustling trade and enjoy a variety of vessels stopping by the busiest seaport in New South Wales.

If money and time are not an issue, book a cruise at Nova Cruises (www.novacruises.com.au) or Moonshadow Cruises (www.moonshadow.com.au). If you want to save up, you can board the Stockton Ferry, which is scheduled to leave every 20 minutes or so. It’s open from 5:30 in the morning until midnight from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, it operates from 8:30am to 10pm.

www.newcastletransport.info Phone: 131500 Ferries leave from Queens Wharf, Newcastle NSW 2300