Surfest

Getting to Surfest


Public transport is the best way to get to Surfest with buses running regularly to Merewether Beach. You can use your Opal card or your credit/debit card or linked device to tap on and off. With your credit/debit card or linked device to get the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card.

TRIP PLANNER
Trip Planner to plan your trip and track your service.

BUS
CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE 12 WALLSEND TO MEREWETHER BCH
The routes 12 and 21 get you directly to the event with a bus stop at Watkins Street before Berner Street.
The route 12 operates from Wallsend to Merewether Beach via Newcastle Interchange everyday from 5am and 1am. Between 7am and 7pm it runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.

CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE 21 BROADMEADOW STN. – THE JUNCTION TO MEREWETHER BCH
The route 21 operates from Broadmeadow Station to Newcastle East, via Merewether Beach.
Routes 11, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 47 can connect with the route 12 at the bus stop on Hunter Street at Florence Street.

LIGHT RAIL
Newcastle light rail operates frequently through Newcastle’s city centre. Event goers using the light rail can connect with the route 12 at Hunter Street at Florence Street – a short walk from Newcastle Interchange or connect with the route 21 at Customs House, Watt Street – a short walk from the Newcastle Beach stop.

FERRY
The ferry operates between Stockton and Queens Wharf with services every 15 minutes during peak periods and 20 minutes throughout the day and weekends.

Event goers can connect with the route 21 service at Customs House, Watt Street – a short walk from the Newcastle Beach stop.
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AIR TRAVEL

CLICK HERE FOR AIR TRAVEL DETAILS:

Fly direct to Newcastle for the Surfest:
It’s easy to fly direct to Newcastle for Surfest. Leave the driving behind and fly direct to Newcastle Airport from Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and Ballina/ Byron Bay. You can also connect to more than 65 destinations with just one stop.

Who can take you where?
Find out more – https://www.newcastleairport.com.au/flights/airlines

While you’re here, discover the Hunter region
Find out more – https://www.newcastleairport.com.au/about/our-region

Transport to and from Newcastle Airport:
Getting to the beach is easy, Newcastle Airport is an easy 30-minute drive from Merewether Beach. See below for your transport options to get you to and from the Airport. Travel hassle-free and let Newcastle Airport Information Services arrange your door-to-door airport transfers – surf boards no problem!

Information Services Desk
Phone: 02 4928 9822
Email: [email protected]