Getting to the festival

The festival is held in the Civic Precinct, which is close to bus links and the bustling Honeysuckle and Darby Street eatery strips.

Newcastle Taxis – bookings can be made by phoning 133 300 or book online at

Newcastle Transport – Public transport is the best way to get to the Festival. Get an Opal card to make sure you receive travel benefits, and daily and weekly travel caps. You can also use your credit, debit card or linked device to tap on and tap off on public transport on the Opal network. You get the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card.

Light Rail – Light rail provides a frequent and reliable service through Newcastle’s city centre, with six convenient stops at key locations between Newcastle Interchange in Wickham and Pacific Park in Newcastle East. The service operates from 5am to 1am, seven days a week.

Bus – Routes 11, 12, 13, 14 have Newcastle covered with frequent services in to the city centre every 15 minutes during weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends, between 7am and 7pm. Routes 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 connect suburbs with key CBD locations.

Ferry – The ferry operates between Stockton and Queens Wharf with services every 15 minutes during peak periods and 20 minutes throughout the day and weekends.

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For more information about where to go and what to do during your stay see


getting to the festival