Newcastle is located 162 km and only 2 hours drive north of Sydney. Newcastle is only a 50 minute drive to the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens.
If you are coming to Newcastle from the North, follow the Pacific Highway directly into the City Centre. If you are coming from Sydney or the South, follow the F3 Freeway, taking the Newcastle Link Road exit. If you are coming from the West, there are two access points into Newcastle, those being the New England Highway and the Golden Highway.
Please refer to the Accommodation Tab for parking rates at each property.
Newcastle Airport, named Major Airport of the Year by the Australia Airports Association, is only a 30 minute drive from Newcastle’s CBD. With regular services to major cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Newcastle Airport is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and QantasLink, as well as a number of regional airlines.
The airport is serviced by all major car rental companies, Newcastle Taxi Service and a bus service that runs directly into Newcastle.
Visit www.newcastleairport.com.au or call on 02 4928 9800
Newcastle Taxi Service
Book online at www.newcastletaxis.com.au or call on 133 300.
Newcastle Buses and Ferries
Book online at www.newcastlebuses.info or call on 0432 166 118
Newcastle Hire Cars
Visit www.newcastlehirecars.com.au or call on 02 4960 1800
Airport Group Transfers
Airport Transfers have been arranged for those arriving into Newcastle Airport on Thursday 12th September 2013. Group pick up times are detailed below and the coach will drop you to one of four destinations including Newcastle City Hall, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Ibis and Chifley Apartments. Please note the coach cannot drop at you at other accommodation properties, other than those listed above, due to a strict pick up schedule. If you wish to book a seat on the coach, please select your preferred time as part of the registration process. Coach Transfers are provided from Newcastle Airport only, and will not be available from Rail Stations or any other arrival points.
There is a nominal of $20 each way to book a seat on the transfer. All shuttle transfers need to be confirmed by Friday 30 August 2013. Cancellations that occur after this date are non-refundable.
|Thursday 12th September 2012|
Pick up from Newcastle Airport, Transfer to Conference Venue and
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Coach departures have also been arranged on Sunday 15th September 2013, for those wishing to travel from the Conference Venue directly to Newcastle Airport. If you wish to book a seat on the coach, please select your preferred time from the options below. Coach Transfers are provided from the Newcastle City Hall only, and will not be available from Accommodation Properties. You are welcome to store your luggage at the Conference Venue on Sunday 15th September.
|Sunday 15th September 2012|
Pick up from Newcastle City Hall, Transfer to Newcastle Airport
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Newcastle is serviced by a range of coach companies throughout Australia with regular connections to and from various locations.
State Transit operates a regular public service throughout Newcastle, offering a free fare zone within Newcastle inner city from 7am – 6pm. This service links all three Conference accommodation options within the CBD with the Newcastle City Hall.
Newcastle Buses and Ferries
Book online at www.newcastlebuses.info or call on 02 4974 1618
Newcastle is part of the CityRail network with multiple stations positioned around the city centre. Frequent daily return services are available heading south on the Newcastle/Central Coast network with access to Lake Macquarie, The Central Coast, Sydney and surrounding suburbs. Heading North, the rail network services the Lower and Upper Hunter regions.
CountryLink trains connect Newcastle to Sydney, Brisbane and many other country centres. The trains are designed for comfortable long distance travelling, with a regular service in and out of Newcastle’s Broadmeadow Train Station.
Book online at www.cityrail.info or call on 131 500