Conference Location

EcoTAS 2017 will be held at Cypress Lakes in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales

Corner McDonalds and Thompsons Road,  Pokolbin, Hunter Valley NSW 2320

Map
Driving Directions from Sydney
  • Over Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow the A1 (Pacific Highway) towards Hornsby. Before Hornsby (at Wahroonga) take the M1 (Pacific Motorway) north towards Newcastle
  • After 120km, take the M15 (Hunter Expressway) exit to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and follow the M15 until you reach the Lovedale Road exit (24km).
  • Take the Lovedale Exit off the Hunter Expressway.
  • Drive to the end of Lovedale Road and turn right onto Wine Country Drive.
  • Take first Left onto Broke Road.
  • Turn Left on McDonalds Road.
  • 2nd Right onto Thompsons Road and we are the first driveway on the left.
 

 

SHUTTLE BUS PICK UP POINTS AND DAILY DEPARTURE TIMES (see the timetable at the Registration Desk for schedule departing Cypress Lakes)

7:00, 7:45, 8:30        Wine Country Motor Inn 

7:15, 8:00, 8:45        Pokolbin Village Resort (Front Steps on General Store)

7:20, 8:05, 8:50        Mercure Hunter Valley

7:30, 8:15, 9:00        Arrive at Cypress Lakes

COACH TRANSFER INFORMATION (to/from Sydney and Newcastle Airports)

 

Coach Transfers

Transfer coaches are available to transfer conference delegates from either Sydney Airport or Newcastle Airport to Cypress Lakes, Pokolbin (the conference venue). 

COST FOR SYDNEY AIRPORT TRANSFER: AUD$65 per person, one way. 

SYDNEY – CYPRESS LAKES DEPARTURE TIMES:

Saturday 25 November: 1400, 1700, 1830

Sunday 26 November: 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600, 1830

CYPRESS LAKES – SYDNEY DEPARTURE TIMES:

Wednesday 29 November: 0800

Thursday 30 November: 1500

Friday 1 December: 0800, 1600

Saturday 2 December: 0830

 

COST FOR NEWCASTLE AIRPORT TRANSFER: AUD$35 per person, one way. 

NEWCASTLE- CYPRESS LAKES DEPARTURE TIMES:

Saturday 25 November: 1700

Sunday 26 November: 1400, 2130

CYPRESS LAKES – NEWCASTLE DEPARTURE TIMES:

Friday 1 December: 0800, 1630

Saturday 2 December: 0900

Getting to your Coach

Sydney T1 International Airport: Head towards to exit doors in front of Arrival Gate A, you will see a green sign indicating the ‘Bus & Coach Meeting Point’, please wait there for further instruction from Murrays Coaches. Click here to view a visual map.

Sydney T2 Domestic Airport: As you exit Terminal 2, turn left (following the direction of traffic), walk towards the end of the terminal where you can find the ‘Groups & Charters Pick Up Zone’. Do not follow the yellow ‘Public Pick Up’ signs as that guides you to wrong area. Click here to view a visual map.

Sydney T3 Domestic Airport: As you exit Terminal 3, turn left (following the direction of traffic), walk towards the end of the terminal where you can find the ‘Groups & Charters Pick Up Zone’, located after the ‘Valet Parking’. Click here to view a visual map.

By Public Transport

For a public coach, Rover Coaches can pick up from Morisset Train Station & they match their transfers with the train timetable. For more information on getting to the Hunter Valley by train, see below.

To travel by train, the most convenient stations to depart from are at Maitland, Newcastle or Morisset. There are connecting buses from each of these stations to the Hunter Valley. For train timetables, click here or call 131500. For information on connecting buses, click here or call 02 4990 1699.