How to get here

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Location - How to get to Nelson Bay

A most beautiful setting for your Port Stephens Holiday. 

Nelson Bay, Port Stephens is the Blue Water Paradise of New South Wales mid-north coast. Just a 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney via the Newcastle M1 Motorway (formerly the F3 Freeway)will put you into the heart of Port Stephens, a holiday playground with something to offer everyone.


A coach service departs Eddy Ave, Central Station Sydney daily at 2.00pm for Port Stephens. This departs Port Stephens for Sydney at 9.00am daily. Look up the time table for Port Stephens Coaches.

Drive Map:

Need directions to Nelson Bay Port Stephens? Simply put in your leaving destination and your arrival destination and it will give you step by step instructions on how to get here.

Once you get to Nelson Bay:

  • Continue along Nelson Bay Road turn left at the roundabout at Church & Stockton Street.
  • Continue along Church Street and turn right at the next roundabout into Government Road - this road then becomes Victoria Parade.
  • Continue along past the Marina and Tourist Information Centre, straight ahead through the roundabout and turn left into Dixon Drive (just before Wests Diggers Club).
  • Continue along Dixon Drive which then becomes Beach Road - Halifax Holiday Park is located on the point at Nelson Head.

From Sydney: 

220 kilometres, 2.5 hours drive north from Sydney via the M1 Motorway (formerly the F3 Freeway).

From Newcastle: 

50 kilometres, 45 minutes drive north from Newcastle.


Flights are available daily to Newcastle Airport, Williamtown (25 minutes drive to Port Stephens) from Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Coolangatta, NSW North Coast (Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour). Newcastle Airport flight schedule.

Hire Cars: 

Available from Newcastle Airport and Nelson Bay. See Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty


Trains are available to Newcastle Station. Buses connect with the trains for transfers to Port Stephens. Train timetables.