From Nelson Bay to Nelson Bay Getaway
Coming in to Nelson Bay, you will pass Bunnings Hardware on the right as the road curves left into Church Street. Go through the roundabout, with the Police Station on the left, and about 100 metres next left is Thurlow Avenue. Several signs direct you to 'Dutchman's Bay' (Dutchies Beach) - you have to pass the Getaway to get to Dutchies.
Nelson Bay Getaway is at number 31, on the corner of Thurlow Avenue and Christmas Bush Avenue.
Drive north on the Newcastle Freeway (F3), turn right for Hexham and Taree, left over the Hexham Bridge, and first right, using the Tomago Road (sign indicates airport) to Nelson Bay. (2 - 2.5 hours)
Drive south! Inland - after Singleton and Maitland, cross the Hexham Bridge, first turn right to Nelson Bay. If you're using the Pacific Highway - turn left just before Raymond Terrace, following sings to Nelson Bay.
Not Travelling by Car?
Nelson Bay Getaway is so central that you'll find you can walk to the Marina, shops and restaurants of Nelson Bay in about seven minutes.
A daily coach service operates from Eddy Ave, opposite Central Station in Sydney, every day at 2:00pm. And arrives at about 5.45 pm. This is the swiftest way to nelson Bay. Phone 02 4982 2940. If taking a train, get a connecting coach to Port Stephens, from Newcastle.
Virgin and Sunstate fly to Newcastle Airport. From the airport hire a car, use the coach or call a limo - it's just 25 minutes to Nelson Bay.