The Station Scavenger Hunt Answers

Hope you had fun exploring The Station Newcastle. Need some help with the scavenger hunt or want to check your answer? Scroll down to the question to see the answer.

Question 1

Find the interpretative fire pit. This is a seated area arranged in a boomerang configuration. There are various creatures that are stenciled into the floor area and the fire pit glows red after dark. Look carefully on the back of the benches. What shape do you see repeated in a pattern?

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Answer: triangle

Question 2

Notice the green benches around The Station. These are the original seats from this former train station. What word is on these seats?

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Answer: Newcastle

Question 3

Nearby you’ll spot another sign which says “Newcastle, home of….” What is the missing word?

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Answer: Surfest

Question 4

Find the Station Bell. Here you’ll spot a historic engineering marker for the Great Northern Railway. What was the name of the company that constructed this railway from 1854.

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Answer: Hunter River Railway Co

Question 5

Can you spot the locomotive at The Station? This is The Flyer and is an interactive interpretation of the steam trains that operated from Newcastle Station. Find the sign for this artwork. What is the name of the artist who created The Flyer?

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Answer: David Cianci

Question 6

Find the train timetables. Look for the clock that next leaves at 2:30pm at platform 2. At what station does the route end?

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Answer: Central

Question 7

Have a play in the Kids Corner – what giant slithering creature can you find here?

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Answer: snake

Question 8

Find the bandstand, a circular raised stage. At this top of this structure, you’ll see a word followed by the date 1883. What is the word?

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Answer: gasholder

Question 9

Venture a bit further east and you’ll spot a mural of Newcastle Harbour featuring tug boats and a coal ship. What is the name of the coal ship?

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Answer: Lucky

Question 10

Find the concrete route marking the train routes which originated from Newcastle Station. The route starts at Newcastle with the dates 1858 – 2014. Walk down this route. What is the train station closest to the Hunter Valley Collieries sign?

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Answer: Singleton

Mystery Question

What was the name of the express steam train that ran between Newcastle and Sydney from 1929 until 1970?

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Answer: Newcastle Flyer

     

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