Carrington Pub Walk

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The character of Newcastle’s other overseas suburb has been shaped by its proximity to a busy, once very labour intensive Port of Newcastle. The area has hosted many industries based on the needsw of an operational port such as engineering, ship loading, power generation, transport and for a period, coal mining. Nothing reflects the “Hard Yakka” aspect of Carrington more than the number and names of its hotels. As we walk around with local historian Ed Tonks and researcher Renata Daniel, using buildings and sites as indicators of the past, we will discover that hotels are not the only architectural gems of the area. If you loved the Wallsend Pub Walk you will really enjoy this one too.


  • Meet at the corner of Darvall and Young Streets near the former Cosmopolitan Hotel
  • We will finish up at the Criterion Hotel, corner of Robertson and Bourke Streets for a drink or maybe lunch before leaving
  • Should you be unsure about the weather conditions for this tour please contact Renata on 0411357519

At WEA Hunter we offer a wide variety of Business, Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
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