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Arriving in Port Stephens in easy....
this coastal paradise is easily accessible by rail, car, air or bus. 

Choose your activities with our TRIP PLANNER, then organise your transport.

Have a peek at this years Visitors Guide for more info.


• It is approximately 21/2 hours drive north of Sydney along the M1 Motorway (formally F3 Freeway). At the end of the M1, turn right at the roundabout, following the sign ‘Hexham & Pacific Highway’ (BP service station and Hungry Jacks will be on your next left).  

The road will veer to the right and merge with the New England Highway after which you should merge to the left lane taking the sign ‘Taree & Pacific Highway’, which will direct you over the Hexham Bridge.

• Turn right onto Tomago Road at the traffic lights, follow Tomago Road until you reach a roundabout, turn left on to Nelson Bay Road then  follow the signs to the destination of your choice. Lemon Tree Passage, Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, One Mile Beach or Anna Bay.

• Note: For visitors heading for Karuah/Tea Gardens, continue along the Pacific Highway following the signs that lead to the Karuah turn-off.


Newcastle Airport is just 30 minutes by car from the heart of Nelson Bay and now hosts a great range of airlines – Jetstar, Virgin Australia, REX and Qantaslink allowing greater access from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Ballina and a host of regional NSW destinations.

There are flights departing and arriving from Newcastle Airport on a daily basis, allowing greater access from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast to Port Stephens. If you would like to make a booking on any of the above airlines, please log onto their official websites or see your local travel agent. For more information on Newcastle Airport call (02) 4928 9800 or Click here for flight information.


Port Stephens Coaches depart daily from Sydney via Chatswood, Pymble, Hornsby and Raymond Terrace to Port Stephens (including Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay).

For more information call Port Stephens Coaches on 1800 045 949 or log onto their website. Click here for link to timetable.


Country Link provides services in and out of Newcastle from all over New South Wales. Call the Transport Information Line on 131 500 or Click here for link to timetable. Coach transfers link with train schedules.


Port Stephens Coaches provide a pick up from Newcastle Railway Station and Newcastle Airport to Port Stephens on a regular basis. For more information call Port Stephens Coaches on 1800 045 949.


All major hire car companies are based at Newcastle Airport in Port Stephens.

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Maps are the most important tool for getting to Port Stephens and around so you know where you are and where you want to go easily.