Welcome from the NSW Government

On behalf of the NSW Government, welcome to the Hunter region for the 2022 Port to Port mountain bike (MTB) stage race, proudly supported by our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Port to Port MTB is a highlight on the NSW events calendar, with racing to suit all abilities in the picturesque surroundings of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley.

Over four days, riders will experience some of the best mountain biking tracks in NSW, taking them from the rugged breathtaking hinterland to the shimmering coast.

Events like the Port to Port MTB add to the vitality of our regional centres, providing substantial economic and social benefits to the local community. They attract thousands of participants, officials and spectators who stay in our hotels, visit our attractions and spend locally, and are key drivers of the NSW visitor economy.

I encourage all visitors to take time out from the event to explore the beautiful Hunter region and enjoy the warm local hospitality – from the vibrant retail and dining in Newcastle, to the secluded bays and beaches of Lake Macquarie, to the wineries and spectacular scenery of the Hunter Valley, there is something for everyone.

I wish all competitors the best of luck and hope everyone thoroughly enjoys their stay.



Stuart Ayres MP

The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP
Minister for Tourism and Sport