Port Stephens is easily accessible by car, coach, rail and air... (and we are the ideal first stop when you depart Sydney on the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route).
By car it is approximately 2 1/2 hours driving North of Sydney along the M1 Motorway. At the end of the M1, turn right at the roundabout, following the sign 'Hexham and Pacific Highway' (BP Service Station and Hungry Jacks will be on the next left). The road will then veer to the right and merge with the New England Highway after which you should merge to the left lane taking the sign 'Taree and Pacific Highway,' which will direct you over the Hexham Bridge. Look for the sign 'Next Exit Richardson Road - Raymond Terrace/Nelson Bay'. Then continue along Richardson Road, following the Nelson Bay sign until you reach a roundabout. Then it's just a matter of following the signs to the destination of your choice.
The Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre produces a great Drive Map. Click here and you can download your own copy.
By air you can now fly direct to Newcastle Airport from many locations. Newcastle Airport is located at Williamtown, Port Stephens and is only a 30 minute drive from most of the popular destinations on the Tomaree Peninsula. Newcastle Airport hosts a great range of airlines including Virgin, Jetstar, Pelican, Rex and Qantas. There are flights departing and arriving from Newcastle Airport on a daily basis allowing easy access from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast, with most of the major Car Rental companies providing a full service from the airport. Click here for more information on Newcastle Airport.
By coach, you can join Port Stephens Coaches who depart daily from Sydney (Central Station) via Chatswood, Pymble, Hornsby and Raymond Terrace to Port Stephens (including Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay). For daily schedules and pricing go to www.pscoaches.com.au
Country Link provides services in and out of Newcastle from all over New South Wales. Check www.countrylink.info for more information.
Port Stephens Coaches also provides a pick up from Newcastle Train Station and Newcastle Airport to Port Stephens on a regular basis.