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Lovely spot

Stumbled on this site, on our circuitous route to the fort. Great bit of history saved. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Robyn E
Hamburg, Germany
Great piece of history saved

I could not believe it when I saw how well this is done. It used to be such a industrial place, and... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Coopernook, Australia
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Wharf Road | The Foreshore Park, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Stumbled on this site, on our circuitous route to the fort. Great bit of history saved. Loved the conservation of the railway shed. Interesting sculptures (circular) just outside the shed. Ideal spot for a picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I could not believe it when I saw how well this is done. It used to be such a industrial place, and to preserve the history as it has been is wonderful. The shed is there with the concrete sections of where the track once...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank shezzycat
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A great place to get out of the weather, if it's raining or too hot. There's not really much to see here, apart from the old historical building. If you want a picnic area out of the sun, this would probably be OK. While you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DestinationsJourney
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Obviously not used anymore, the railway shed has been very well preserved and offers a good insight into the history of Newcastle's old train system. It looks good and fits in nicely with the surrounding parks and gardens.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Granules2013
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Been here many times. Undercover when its raining or too hot. Plenty of seats and tables. Bbq work well. 2 mi utes from foreshore

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our family have been coming to the Railway Carriage Shed regularly for gatherings over the last 15 years. Plenty of room for the kids, sheltered in all weather, and well-maintained BBQ facilities. A great meeting place.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Allan B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

performed a ceremony onsite.... could do with some more tables and chairs.... seating is all at one end... some seating sideways just to be able to rest would be great.... toilets nearby were disgraceful... doors with latches broken off... no toilet paper in the cubicles...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank esseythornton
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Railway Carriage Shed is part of the Foreshore Park on Wharf Road, next to Fort Scratchley. We haven't visited Newcastle for years, but were astonished at what a pleasant, classy city it is. The whole Hunter River foreshore is a very designed civic precinct...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Ian S
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is amazing how they have changed this and the foreshore park from what it used to be. From dirty rattly industrial roots to a modern family and historical precinct. It is good to preserve places such as this as we all too often forget...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank RLNR
Reviewed 24 February 2016

A tremendous refuge from the sun in an area generally without shelter. A great space for people and groups etc. Many other railway precincts have been redeveloped beyond recall of its past use. Not so here. The readoption of the carriage shed for a sheltered...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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