The Hunter Coast
Adventure Destination


Whale Watching
In Newcastle!


The Hunter Coast
Adventure Destination


The Hunter Coast
Adventure Destination


The Hunter Coast
Adventure Destination


The Hunter Coast
Adventure Destination

Welcome to CoastXP

The Premier Hunter Coast Adventure Tourism Company!

Ocean Enthusiast Dominic May and his team operate both land and on-water adventure-based tours including coastal sightseeing, whale watching (Jun – Nov) and guided hiking in both Newcastle and Lake Macquarie showcasing the breathtaking hunter coastline.

Choose from being led by a wildlife guide or enjoy boarding our custom-built boat. Tours focus on the marine life which inhabits the coastline, local geology, Aboriginal heritage as well as unique destination landmarks including wrecks, cliffs, islands, sea caves and ships.

Whale Watching

The 2021 whale watching season is underway! CoastXP’s Encounter Tour is a nature-based immersion experience. The tour focuses closely on the annual Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) migration between the months of June and November each year.

Come and witness these amazing animals up close on our adventure boat, Atmos!

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Experience The Hunter Coastline!

At CoastXP we pride ourselves on offering authentic nature-based experiences, visiting some of the most iconic and picturesque local destinations on our tours.


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See why we're Newcastle's top-rated tour on Trip Advisor!

I've lived in Newcastle all my life and have travelled extensively around the world. This tour will not be forgotten. Dom is a great guide - knowledgeable, clear with what to expect, communications before and after the tour and also great humour. Cannot recommend this highly enough.

Pete MackenzieTrip Advisor

What a wonderful morning we had out with CoastXP! Dom has such sincerity for what he does. CoastXP goes above and beyond to make sure everyone on board is cared for. Thank you for bringing something so exciting to Newcastle!

Annabelle JohnsonGoogle

Went on the Encounter Tour on the state of the art Atmos boat which was very safe and accommodating. Had amazing seats yet still plenty of adventure. Saw amazing wildlife and learnt so much. Dominic the tour guide was extremely knowledgable and knew the best spots for seeing whales.

Johnathon KTrip Advisor

Thank you for an amazing trip. Dom was a great guide and very knowledgable. We were privileged to see a beautiful mama and baby humpback as well as dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Loved every moment and would definitely do it again.

Sally RoscoeTrip Advisor

CoastXP offers a fun new way to explore Newcastle and it’s coastline. The Encounter Tour was safe, informative, and fun, and the custom-built boat was comfortable and fast. We saw whales, dolphins, and seals. I’d highly recommend this to locals and tourists alike!

Natalie AbeleTrip Advisor

Such a good experience with Dom on the weekend. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were seeing the whales swimming so close. Also saw a seal and dolphin on our way. Overall very happy with the trip 🙂

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