Queens Wharf

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Queens Wharf
General information
LocationWharf Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
OpenedMay 1988
DemolishedSeptember 2018 (tower only)
Cost$13 million
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
ArchitectKevin Snell

Queens Wharf is a multi-purpose venue in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia with a cafe, pub, restaurant, observation tower and ferry wharf built as part of the redevelopment of the Hunter River foreshore. Opened in May 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II, it was completed as a Bicentennial project.[1] The Queens Wharf project was the vision of Joy Cummings, who became Lord Mayor of Newcastle in 1974, the first woman ever to hold such a position in Australia.[1]

The observation tower was demolished in September 2018.[2][3][4]

The ferry wharf is served by Newcastle Transport's Stockton ferry services.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Queens Wharf Newcastle Now
  2. ^ Newcastle's iconic, phallic shaped Queens Wharf Tower set for demolition, 30 years after it was erected ABC News 29 November 2017
  3. ^ Newcastle's Queen Street Wharf tower off to the scrap heap after demolition Newcastle Herald 3 July 2018
  4. ^ Closing time for Queens Wharf Tower as entry is boarded up ahead of September 17 demolition Newcastle Herald 3 September 2018
  5. ^ Ferry services Newcastle Transport
  6. ^ "Stockton Ferry Services". Transport for NSW.

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