Welcome from the NSW Government 

On behalf of the NSW Government, welcome to the Hunter region for the 2018 Port to Port Mountain Bike Series (MTB).

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 the next four days, you will experience the best mountain bike riding tracks in the area, taking you from the rugged breathtaking hinterland to the beautiful coast.

Mountain biking is a popular sport in NSW, and continues to grow each year as more people discover it is a great way to get out and experience the beautiful wilderness areas of the State.

The NSW Government is proud to support this exciting event via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and is committed to supporting a variety of events to help achieve our goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020.

I encourage all visitors here to take time out to explore this beautiful region – from the great local shopping and restaurants in Newcastle, to the stunning coastline of Port Stephens to the wineries and spectacular scenery of the Hunter Valley.

I wish all competitors the best of luck.

The Hon. Adam Marshall MP

Minister for Tourism and Major Events


Welcome from the City of Newcastle 

On behalf of the City of Newcastle I am thrilled to welcome local, national and international riders, officials and visitors to the 2018 Port to Port.

No longer the one-dimensional industrial city it was once perceived to be, Newcastle has transformed itself into a vibrant, unique and culturally rich city. A city with a diverse feast of experiences and a vast range of facilities you would expect from a modern emerging global city.

Newcastle is the heartbeat of the Hunter with a strong and proud international sporting event history.

The City of Newcastle has an enviable position, resting on a peninsula bordered by the magnificent working harbour and spectacular surfing and swimming beaches, to all competitors, I wish you success in your events and to those visiting Newcastle I hope you can find some time to enjoy the many attractions of our stunning city.

Councillor Nuatali Nelmes

 Lord Mayor of Newcastle