Note: If the tour is unable to go ahead due to inclement weather, a cancellation message will be posted on our home page.

Our tours are very popular so if you find you are unable to attend please contact us on the form below so your place can be filled from our waiting list.

Walking Tour of the Congregational Section

of Sandgate Cemetery, in conjunction with 

Northern Cemeteries and ABC Newcastle


Registration for our tours has now closed as all our tours are full - even after adding two extra ones. There just isn’t time in the day to add more. 

Our tours are not the only thing happening at Sandgate on Sunday, 26 May and are the only part of the day that must be booked. Northern Cemeteries has these other events planned between 10.00am and 3.00pm. For times and speakers please download the information sheet.

Virtual Tour                       Info Tent         

Flower Display                   Near office

Artwork Display                 Chapel           

Photo Display                    Office

History of Grave Digging      Lawn Cemetery  Hearse/Coffin/Casket Display Near Greek Section

Coffee Van                       Near office

Food Stalls and tent            Near Garden of the                                                  Innocents

ABC Newcastle Radio          Near coffee van 

Therapeutic Harpist            Chapel        

Fundraiser Sausage Sizzle     Mortuary Station Marching Koalas Perform     Mortuary Station

Open Day Presentations       Chapel 

If you’ve missed out, there is still a way you can experience our tours: come to the Cemetery Open Day (see program above) and ask cemetery staff or NFHS volunteers for a copy of the tour booklet from 2018 showing 17 graves in the Presbyterian Cemetery. In it you will find a map and information about the 17 graves so that you can then enjoy a self-guided tour. And watch out for publicity next April for our 2020 tour!

Thank you for your support and interest. We hope to see you at another tour.  

Reaching Sandgate using Public Transport:

Train: Hunter Line: exit at Sandgate Station

Bus Route 47: exit on Wallsend Road  

While no tours remain for Sunday, 26 May, if you are planning to be at Sandgate for the Cemetery Open Day, please send our organiser your
contact details and mobile number so if we do get a cancellation in a tour we will contact you and you can walk across and join us.

Watch the local news report about
the upcoming event.

We recommend that you bring insect repellent, enclosed walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water.
View or download the poster about our tour.

See what else is happening at Sandgate
on Sunday, 26 May.