Date: 30th August 2015
Native Newcastle Tours
Feel like a local with the guys at Native Newcastle. It’s all about showing off Newcastle’s secret places without the big tourist buses and impersonal groups. Meet your guides - Native Dan & Native Heidi. Dan has an amazing memory for history and stats so shoot any questions his way. Heidi was born in Newcastle and worked as a tour guide in Indonesia. There are loads of different trips like the Adventure Newcastle Tour where you’ll be swimming, bush-walking and bike riding. Sample local produce on a Taste Newcastle trip or learn about the coal mining history with a Rewind Newcastle tour.
PO Box 3554 Merewether 2291
Ph: 0428 092 345
The Lucky Hotel
Need a place to stay in Newcastle? You’re in luck! The Lucky Hotel has been recently renovated breathing new life into the famous 1800’s hotel. You’ll find a trendy fit out mixed with an historic touch. These guys also have an authentic American Barbecue so you can pick up dishes like buffalo chicken wings, dry rubbed beef brisket and sticky barbecue pork ribs. Spend the night in one of 28 brand new boutique rooms. Each suite has a different and insightful quote about luck. Wander down the road to Newcastle’s famous beaches and restaurants.
237 Hunter Street Newcastle 2300
Ph: 4925 8888
For more activities you can do with family and friends head to www.visitnsw.com.
Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.