Travel by Plane

Travel by plane from Newcastle airport

Newcastle is our closest airport (only 45 minutes away). Virgin Australia and Jetstar are major airlines that both operate flights to Newcastle airport. The airport is well serviced with hire cars, bus transfers, private transfers, coffee shops and ample parking. See also http://www.newcastleairport.com.au for detailed information about the airport.

Once at the airport, there are a range of options for transfers to Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens:
By far the easiest and most convenient way to get from Newcastle Airport to Hawks Nest or Tea Gardens is via private transfer (see listings under Hire Car / Taxi).
Hunter Valley Buses operate services from the airport to the Newcastle Interchange where you can get a connecting Busways service.
Hunter Valley Buses operate services from the airport into Raymond Terrace. You will need to change onto a Busways coach service that will take you into Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens. The distance from Hunter valley Buses to Busways is a five minute walk.
Alternatively, rental cars are available at the airport.

Please note: the information above has been obtained from Hunter Valley Buses and Busways. It was last checked 28th Feb 2017 and is reviewed annually. Please do not rely solely on the information above. It is important you make your own enquiries regarding travel to and from Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens to ensure services are running on your day of travel (particularly weekends or public holidays).

Travel by plane from Taree airport

Regional Express Airlines (Rex) flies to Taree (north of Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens). From Taree airport you need to make your way (usually via taxi) to Taree train station where a Busways coach service runs twice a day (departing 9.30am and 2.50pm) from Taree to Tea Gardens / Hawks Nest.

A third coach service (departing from Taree Station at 7am) is available but it does NOT go into Hawks Nest or Tea Gardens. This service stops at The Rock (on the Pacific Highway). From The Rock you can get a private transfer into town (see listings under Hire Car / Taxi).

Please note: the information above has been obtained from Busways. It was last checked 28th Feb 2017 and is reviewed annually. Please do not rely solely on the information above. It is important you make your own enquiries regarding travel to and from Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens to ensure services are running on your day of travel (particularly weekends or public holidays).

Putting it into perspective

The map below shows Taree Airport to the north and Newcastle Airport to the south in relation to Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest.