Great Lakes

Long Distance Services

Busways operates long distance services between Newcastle and the North Coast seven days a week. Limited services are operated on Christmas Day.

Call 02 4983 1560 for reservations and ticket sales.


ROUTE 150: Taree - Hallidays Point - Tuncurry - Forster - Bulahdelah - Hawks Nest - Raymond Terrace - Broadmeadow (then XPT train to Sydney Central Station) - Newcastle
ROUTE 151: Taree - Halidays Point - Tuncurry - Forster - Bulahdelah - Raymond Terrace - Broadmeadow (then CityRail train to Sydney Central Station) - Newcastle
ROUTE 152: Hawks Nest - Raymond Terrace - Newcastle


These fares are correct on Tuesday 1 January 2013. They consist of the bus journey only. Passengers wishing to connect with XPT trains should ring CountryLink Reservations on 13 22 32.

Call 02 4983 1560 for fares between locations not listed.

   Forster  Hawks Nest  Newcastle

 $  5.70







Hawks Nest





School students, Pensioners, and Centrelink travellers generally recieve 50% off the full fare (with some exceptions). These fares are indicated on the grid in red.


Reservations are recommended for all services except the Newcastle to Hawks Nest service.
Call 02 4983 1560 for reservations and ticket sales.


Break of journey

Separate sector fares will be charged if passengers wish to break their journey.

Luggage – limit 20kgs

Each fare paying passenger is permitted 2 pieces of personal luggage free of charge with a total limit of 20kgs. Surcharge exists for surfboards and bicycles.  Please note that luggage is carried at passengers responsibility.

Unaccompanied Luggage

For security reasons, unaccompanied luggage is not permitted on Busways services.


Children under the age of 13 years must be travelling in the care of another person, 16 years or over.

Smoking and Alcohol  

Smoking and alcohol is prohibited on all coach services. Persons under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to board the coach. Consumption of alcohol on coaches is not permitted.

Departure Times

All times in the timetable are departure times except where indicated as arrival time. Passengers should be at the departure location 15 minutes prior to published departure time.  

Cancellation charges

Between 2 and 30 days from the date of travel – 10% of the value of the ticket.
Less than 24 hours before departure – 50% of the value of the ticket.
Failure to board – No refund