Newcastle is the second-largest city in New South Wales and the sixth-largest in Australia. It is located at the mouth of the Hunter River. It is known, quite reasonably, as the `gateway to the Hunter Valley` and certainly is the commercial, administrative and industrial centre of the region. It has numerous beaches, a rich heritage of Victorian architecture, a fascinating early convict history and a substantial number of excellent restaurants and upmarket accommodation options. Today it is a modern city with an elegant and updated harbour foreshore and enough attractions to keep an interested visitor involved for at least a week.
Coffs Harbour - Port Macquarie: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
Port Macquarie - Newcastle: 2 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
Newcastle - Sydney: 2 hrs. approx.
Sydney- Newcastle: 2 hr. 5 mins. approx.
Newcastle- Port Macquarie: 2 hrs. 44 mins.
Port Macquarie- Coffs Harbour: 1 hr. 36 mins. Approx.