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Latest hand drawn map from local artist launches this Sunday

Newcastle walking map

The East End on Foot free map will be launching with a group walking tour on Sunday 28 June, 11am, Pacific Park, free to all.

Where is the big ice cream cone? What date did Australia's first railway line open? What is the beach-side white rabbit? And when was the last time you took the family on a stroll around the East End of Newcastle? Find out this Sunday when you grab a free map and hike the streets of the East End. 

Newcastle creatives and local residents have teamed up with Newcastle NOW to make a free, collectable, fold-up map to help you explore and find out more about our seaside city, all without the need for a car.  

The handy pocket-sized map is packed with interesting facts, quirky drawings by local illustrator Liz Anelli, and the details of four walks around Newcastle's East End. Each walk varies in length, covering the art, history, architecture, and swimming features of the precinct.

Maps are available for free from all main visitor attractions, or at the Newcastle NOW office at 137 King Street.  

To celebrate the launch of the map, members of the public are warmly invited to join a free group walking tour. The walk will take between 1 and 3 hours. Inclement weather will not prevent the walk proceeding. 

Media are invited to attend the launch and participate in the walking tour. Photographic opportunities available. Copies of the map will be handed out to participants.