Adventure Tours

Coastal Sightseeing, Whale Watching & Guided Hiking

Our unique land and on-water adventure-based tours including coastal sightseeing, whale watching (Jun – Nov) and guided hiking showcase the breathtaking Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline. 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.

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CoastXP Whale Watching

Experience The Hunter Coastline!

We pride ourselves on offering authentic nature-based tours of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, visiting some of the most iconic and picturesque local destinations on our experiences. Choose from being led by a wildlife guide or enjoy boarding our custom-built boat.

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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, around Lake Macquarie or hikes through Wallarah National Park, are offered throughout the warmer months of the year.

Adventure Tour from Newcastle

Discover CoastXP’s premier adventure boat experience as you cruise 30 kilometres of the stunning Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline. Departing from Honeysuckle Foreshore inside Newcastle Harbour, board CoastXP’s custom-built boat, Atmos. Feel the thrill as you leave Newcastle Harbour and head down the coastline to Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay.

Witness sea caves up close on our Adventure Tour!

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See why we're a top-rated experience on Trip Advisor!

We’re an award-winning local tourism business. We have a passion for connecting adventure-seekers with the outdoors. 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?

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