We specialise in nature-based tours in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Our unique adventure boat cruises and bushwalking experiences centre around coastal sightseeing, whale watching (Jun – Nov) and guided nature walks along the breathtaking hunter coastline. Board our custom-built boat and be led by an experienced wildlife guide along our stunning stretch of coastline.
Adventure Boat Tours
& Whale Watching
Coastal Sightseeing, Whale Watching & Guided Nature Walks
Our experiences share the best of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline year-round. Seasonality drives which tours are offered at what time. Whale watching tours are offered throughout the cooler months of the year, while trips to Catherine Hill Bay, and our lake cruises & nature walks through the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area are offered throughout the warmer months of the year.
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We’re an award-winning local tourism business. Our experiences are one of a kind, focusing 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. Since launching in 2018, we’ve welcomed a range of guests from all around the world on our tours who love to explore the coastline with us – so what are you waiting for?
Dom was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was well looked after and the smaller group sizing made the experience feel more personal. Great morning 100% would recommended and will be doing it again!Sarah LazarouFacebook
Very professional service. Great experience. Loved the fact you could see 360 degrees so you didn't miss any of the action if it was on the other side of the boat!!Rowena HendersonGoogle
What a fantastic adventure! Had never been whale watching before & was blown away by how many whales we saw, a lot very close too. The boat was comfortable & Dom made sure everyone was well cared for.Debbie DuncanTrip Advisor
We had an absolutely amazing time, seeing some of the coast we had no idea existed. Dominic was very professional, informative and had great knowledge of our coastal heritage. Would highly recommend.Paul MorrisGoogle
We went whale watching yesterday it was amazing! Dom’s knowledge was outstanding and we had the best time. I would highly recommend this tour. Outstanding thank you for a great day.Cheryl CTrip Advisor
The whole experience was exceptional. Great fun informative and Dom was very professional. My grandaughters loved looking at nigel the seal. The dolphins and the caves. Loved the fast boat ride. Good value for money as well.Gaye RoseGoogle
Dominic is a fantastic tour guide, his knowledge of the annual whale migration and the particulars of their breeding habits and general biology is impressive. I highly recommend CoastXP as an experience you won't soon forget.Alex BrennanGoogle
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