Getting Here

How to get here…

Self Drive…

It is approximately 2½ hours drive north of Sydney along the M1 Motorway.

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.

Look for the sign ‘Next Exit Richardson Road – Raymond Terrace/Nelson Bay’ to get to Lemon Tree Passage, Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Corlette, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, One Mile Beach or Anna Bay.

You continue along Richardson Road, following the Nelson Bay signs, until you reach a roundabout. Then… Follow the signs to the destination of your choice!

For visitors heading for Karuah, continue along the Pacific Highway following the signs that lead to the Karuah turn-off.


Newcastle Airport hosts flights to and from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Ballina and a host of regional NSW destinations. For more information on Newcastle Airport call 02 4928 9800.


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).
Phone 1800 045 949 or visit


TrainLink provides services in and out of Hamilton Station, Newcastle from all over New South Wales.
Phone 131 500


  • Newcastle Airport Information Services is your one-stopshop for transfers. Book a door to door transfer to meet any flight in or out of Newcastle or Sydney Airport.
    Phone 02 4928 9822 or visit
  • Port Stephens Coaches provide a pick up from Hamilton Railway Station and Newcastle Airport to Port Stephens on a regular basis.
    Phone 1800 045 949 or visit