P2P Travel Ideas

9 July 2018

Here’s how we’d do it, if we were you! We recommend basing yourself in the world-class Hunter Valley for two nights before moving on to enjoy beach vibes and good times in Newcastle for 2-3 nights.

Wednesday 22nd May & Thursday 23rd May

Arrive at your accommodation in the Hunter Valley on Wednesday and make your way to race check in at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Check in opens at 3pm and festivities kick on into the early evening. Come have a cold one with elites and fellow riders at the Lovedale Brewery, where the old hands will be happy to share a few tips.

Enjoy your second night in the Hunter Valley after your Stage 1 finish at Audrey Wilkinson Wines Thursday afternoon. Treat yourself to the local brews & wines, delicious eats and spectacular scenery after you conquer your first day of riding.

Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May & Sunday 26th May

Check out Friday morning before you arrive at Stage 2 in Killingworth and after you roll across the finish line, make your way to Newcastle for the rest of your stay. Enjoy the many great restaurants, pubs and bars on offer and you’re also in prime location to celebrate and share your war stories at the Eats, Beats & Bikes Festival after you race over the Stage 4 finish line.


There are plenty of accommodation options in the region to meet absolutely any budget, head over to our Accommodation page for more info!

Travel Times

Stages Hunter Valley Newcastle
Stage 1 - Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard 10 mins 45 mins
Stage 2 - Sugar Valley Golf Course 36 mins 30 mins
Stage 3 - Cooranbong Park 40 mins 45 mins
Stage 4 Start - Ungala Rd, Blacksmiths Beach 58 mins 37 mins