Port Stephens is easily accessible by car, coach, rail and air...
By Car it is approximately 2 1/2 hours driving North of Sydney along the F3 Highway. At the end of the F3, 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 with 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. Follow the signs to Nelson Bay and travel along Stockton Street, turning right into Tomaree Street. We are at 5/33 Stockton St, on the corner of Stockton and Tomaree Streets.
The Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre produces a great Drive Map.
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 20 minute drive from most of the popular destinations on the Peninsula. Newcastle Airport hosts a great range of airlines including Virgin Blue, Jetstar, Aeropelican, Brindabella and Qantas. There are flights departing and arriving from Newcastle Airport on a daily basis allowing easy access from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Dubbo and the Gold Coast to Port Stephens with most of the major Car Rental companies providing 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 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.