Travelling to Newcastle in 2014
Not sure where even is Newcastle? Not to worry! This page should help you get there on time for the Festival.
By Rail from Sydney:
Take the Newcastle and Central Coast Train Line
Depending on your accommodation, there may be several options but Wickham Station will bring you closest to where the Festival is taking place as you can see from our venues page.
Duration: Roughly 3 hours, sometimes less from Sydney Central Station
By Car from Sydney:
Head out of Sydney over the Harbour Bridge, follow signs to Newcastle along Metro Road 1/Pacific Highway until you see the turn off to Newcastle along the F3/Pacific Highway/National Highway 1. Travel along the highway until the exit to Newcastle which will be a left turn off onto the Newcastle Link Road. Travel along the highway until the exit to Newcastle which will be a left turn off onto the Newcastle Link Road. Follow signs into the city centre. Better directions from Central Station, Sydney to Newcastle are here: http://goo.gl/maps/Mpsw4
Duration: Roughly 2 hours depending on traffic through Sydney
If you haven’t come through via Sydney and instead are flying into Newcastle here is the airport website: http://www.newcastleairport.com.au/
The airport is located in Williamtown, about a 25 minute drive to the city. The website details some good ways to get into the city with a list of the bus services and their timetables. Do check them out. Otherwise, live it up in a taxi which will cost about $60. Hopefully you can share with a few people!
If you need any more information, Newcastle City’s website is great: http://www.visitnewcastle.com.au/pages/getting-here/