Location of Sahara Trails
Sahara Trails is located in Port Stephens, just under a 2 1/2 hour drive North from Sydney and less than a 1 hour drive North from Newcastle, Australia's largest regional city.
You can travel to Sahara Trails by car, by bus, by train and by plane. Trains travel to nearby Newcastle and planes fly into the Newcastle Airport at Williamstown.
If you are travelling by car the three major roads leading from the south, west and north all cross around Hexham, where you join a different road which takes you onto Nelson Bay.
From Sydney take the Freeway or Pacific Highway North past Newcastle, and then further north to Hexham. From here follow signs for Nelson Bay.
From Dubbo take the New England Highway to Hexham and then follow signs for Nelson Bay (continue as if coming from Sydney).
From the north east coast take the Pacific Highway south until you come to Raymond Terrace. Exit this road here, heading towards Nelson Bay (continue as if coming from Sydney).
Once you are on the Nelson Bay Road, continue until you reach the Salamander Bay roundabout. Turn left onto Port Stephens Drive. You will find Sahara Trails about 200 metres on the left.
Port Stephens Coaches runs daily transport to and from Sydney, stopping right outside Sahara Trails. McCafferty's offers transport from Northern New South Wales as well as Queensland, although only as far as Newcastle. From Newcastle you will have to take one of the Port Stephens Buses travelling to Nelson Bay.
Trains travel as far as Newcastle, although from here you will need to catch one of the Port Stephens Buses. There are several trains arriving daily from Sydney, with further trains arriving from Brisbane and other places along the north east coast.
Newcastle Airport is approximately 15 minutes drive from Sahara Trails. Daily flights arrive at Newcastle airport from Sydney, Northern New South Wales, and Queensland. If you are arriving at any other airport then you will need to take either a bus or train to Newcastle.