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.

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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Whale Watching Newcastle

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

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

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