TWO WHEELS: Newcastle is mostly flat and the venues are pretty close together so you’ll have no problem moving around the festival precinct.
Look out for new electric bike station locations across Newcastle: corner of Glebe Rd and Watkins St The Junction, Bar Beach Pavilion, Station St, Wickham, Wickham Interchange, Birdwood Park in Newcastle West, Kuwami in Newcastle West, Marketown, Honeysuckle Hotel, the University of Newcastle NewSpace campus, Wheeler Place, Newcastle Library, Darby St near corner of King St, Headphones Park on Darby St, Nobbys Beach, Queens Wharf, Hunter St Mall, Telford St and Customs House.
BY TRAIN: If using rail note that trains terminate at Hamilton and no longer run to Wickham, Civic or Newcastle Stations. For timetable information visit www.transport.nsw.info and then search Central Coast and Newcastle line. From Hamilton you will need to catch a bus into town.
LOCAL BUS SERVICES: For a full timetable of local bus services beyond the free CBD zone, call 131 500 or go to Newcastle Transport.
FREE CBD BUSES: Jump on Newcastle buses between 7.30am and 6pm and travel free in the CBD. The Fare Free Zone is indicated by signs on the bus stops, but extends from Newcastle Station to just on the edge of Hamilton. Travel is covered from the beaches, up Darby Street, right along Hunter Street to the backpackers both in Hamilton and Newcastle East.
For full timetable of local bus services beyond the free CBD zone, call 131 500 or go to Newcastle Transport.