Walking Trails

The Makers x Traders WALKING TRAILS are self-guided tours for you to explore and discover the City by some of the best places to experience, shop, eat and drink in Newcastle.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you can follow any one of our Walking Trails to explore and enjoy the city. Each trail is curated by title and accessible via your mobile phone. Choose your adventure of choice, from Grazing and Can’t Sit Still, to Just the Makers or Galleries + Arts to name a few.

The Makers x Traders Walking Trails help you explore the city via the City of Newcastle App. Sample the main trails East, Central and West here.


by Makers x Traders

Explore the great West! Hire an urban bike or head out by foot (no hills here!) to discover independent studios, worldly goods, and some truly exceptional dining experiences. This is also the gateway to our sister suburbs Islington, Wickham, and Hamilton.


by Makers x Traders 

Newcastle’s CBD is a hive of activity! There’s never a dull moment here as you peruse local fashion, curated homewares, books and treats. You won’t come away empty-handed! All roads lead to beautiful parks, rest areas, and magnificent harbour views.


by Makers x Traders

Experience the bustling excitement of our port. From iconic Nobby’s headland to East End shopping, this district is the place to find keepsakes, gifts and the best coffee on the coast. Take in the beachside vibe while you stroll into town.



by Newcastle Afoot


 Explore the city by discovering its giant works of art. The Big Picture Festival is a major international street art festival that brought renowned artists to Newcastle to paint 12 large scale murals on buildings across the city during a live event in October 2020. This project was proudly presented by Maker x Trader NEWCASTLE AFOOT.

Newcastle Treasure Map 2021/22

The Makers x Traders NEWCASTLE TREASURE MAP 2021 /22 is now available! A great insider’s guide to some of the best businesses to visit in this City.