Whether you’re travelling by road, rail or air, Newcastle is in easy reach.

From Sydney, head north on the M1. Just over an hour north of Wahroonga on Sydney’s upper North Shore is the turn-off for Newcastle, and from there follow the signs and you’ll hit the CBD in around 30 minutes. From the north, head south on the Pacific Highway/A1, and follow the signs.

Sit back and relax by catching the train to the Newcastle Interchange. The Newcastle and Central Coast services depart regularly from Sydney’s Central Station, Strathfield, Epping and Hornsby. TrainLink’s inter-city services connect Brisbane to Newcastle via the regional cities of Casino, Grafton, Wauchope and Taree, while northwestern services from Armidale, Tamworth, Moree and Narrabri also arrive here.

Newcastle Airport is a 25-minute drive from the CBD, and you can fly direct to Newcastle from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, as well as regional cities including Ballina/Byron Bay, Dubbo, Whitsundays, Sunshine Coast and Taree.