Travel by Train

You can travel by train to Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens. Be aware that this involves both a train and bus journey because there is no train station at either Hawks Nest or Tea Gardens. When you travel by train to Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens you will go as far as a major regional centre and then take a coach to Hawks Nest or Tea Gardens.

Travel by train from Sydney

Take the train from Sydney to Broadmeadow (a suburb of Newcastle) where you will transfer to a Busways coach service. Coach services from Broadmeadow run twice a day (departing 10.05am and 2.55pm). A third coach service is available from Newcastle Interchange departing at 3.30pm.

Travel by train to Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens

The XPT costs a little more but provides that extra comfort (be aware that the XPT is not the only option for train travel and more economical tickets can be purchased from CountryLink)

There are also private transfers available (see listings under Hire Car / Taxi) if you prefer a little comfort or have been unable to connect with one of the coach services.

For enquiries regarding:
train timetables from Sydney to Broadmeadow – including the coach service from Broadmeadow to Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest – see NSW Country Link trains
coach services see the Busways timetable (this provides timetables for the coach services from Broadmeadow as well as the one from the Newcastle Watt Street Interchange)
hire car services (private transfers) see listings under Hire Car / Taxi.

Please note: the information above has been obtained from NSW Country Link 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 train from Brisbane

Take the train from Brisbane to Taree where you will transfer to a Busways coach service. The Busways coach service leaves from Taree train station twice a day (departing 9.30am and 2.50pm) and will drop you in either Tea Gardens or Hawks Nest.

A third coach service (departing Taree train station at 7am) is available from Taree 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 our Hire Car / Taxi listing).

Please note: the information above has been obtained from NSW Country Link 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).