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Its been demolished!!!

This used to be a great spot to visit with a climb to the top for views over the city and harbour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris B
Penrith, Australia
The tower

this was a great place to climb if you had a mild level of fitness however due to the refurbishment... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place but sadly council couldn’t afford to fix it and keep it. So sad this icon is gone. I loved it. It was beautiful.

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a great spot to visit with a climb to the top for views over the city and harbour. In their wisdom the council demolished the tower in September 2018.

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So after many years this iconic & very interesting shape of a structure is going down. Oh how we will miss your interesting presence on Newy’s skyline. Farewell dear friend, it was great knowing, climbing & eyeing you!

2  Thank Cathie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WAS a great landmark in Newy ! Now in the process of being knocked down ! So if you haven't seen it , too late !!!

2  Thank balijulz
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We climber the 40.3m high tower during 45km/hr winds. While we rested at the top, and yes the tower did sway slightly, it was the wind "singing' through and around the tower that was brilliant. The views were marvellous across the bay to Stockton.

Thank Robyn E
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This has always been an icon in Newcastle the walk up is a bit of exercise but well worth it when you get to the top, the view is amazing, would be good if council replaced the glass as over the years people have scratched...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

this was a great place to climb if you had a mild level of fitness however due to the refurbishment of Newcastle town centre it has been removed and no longer available

1  Thank N1648FOdavid
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I climbed up this lookout tower in Newcastle, NSW on a recent cruise visit. It was a long climb up, and I was puffing and panting but determined to make it up to the top. When I got there, i found the perspex was badly...More

2  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great views of Newcastle and the surrounding area. My nephews enjoyed the run up and down. We went at sunset (according to the hours of operation closing time, yet it was still open) and l took some great shots just below the viewing deck theough...More

1  Thank Antony L
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Fairly easy climb was worth the effort Perspex is old so best view is one level down from the top. Was clean and in reasonable condition for a 30 year old structure by the sea.

2  Thank jgzjgul
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Response from N1648FOdavid | Reviewed this property |
thanks Collene that is correct, they were taking down the walkway when I was there and it was all closed off and they informed me it was all coming down.
16 September 2016|
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Response from Kimberly C | Reviewed this property |
It was open all day and had no closing hours so I assume it is open all the time.