How to get to Hallidays Point by car, train, coach or plane.

By car

Getting to the Manning Valley region of Hallidays Point is easy, follow the signs and you can’t miss this cluster of coastal villages: Hallidays Point, Tallwoods Village, Black Head, Red Head and Diamond Beach.

1. Failford Road

Driving from the south, take Failford Road exit ramp from the Pacific Highway north of Nabiac, and the journey to the centre of Hallidays Point along Black Head Road is 12 km and takes about 10 minutes. The village of Black Head is nearby on the coast just one km further. For Red Head village, take Diamond Beach Road off Black Head Road and you’ll be at Red Head 2 km later, in less than 5 minutes. Diamond Beach is the destination at the end of this road, the full journey to Diamond Beach from Failford Road exit ramp is 15 km and takes about 15 minutes.

2. The Lakes Way


Driving from the north, take The Lakes Way exit from the Pacific Highway south of Taree, and the journey to the centre of Hallidays Point along Black Head Road is 12 km and takes about 10 minutes. The village of Black Head is nearby on the coast just one km further. For Red Head village, take Diamond Beach Road off Black Head Road and you’ll be at Red Head 2 km later, in less than 5 minutes. Diamond Beach is the destination at the end of this road, the full journey to Diamond Beach from The Lakes Way exit ramp is 15 km and takes about 15 minutes.

From Forster, take The Lakes Way northwards through Tuncurry and turn into Black Head Road. This route to the centre of Hallidays Point along Black Head Road is 19 km and takes about 20 minutes. The village of Black Head is nearby on the coast just one km further. For Red Head village, take Diamond Beach Road off Black Head Road and you’ll be at Red Head 2 km later, in less than 5 minutes. Diamond Beach is the destination at the end of this road, the full journey to Diamond Beach from Forster is 21 km and takes about 25 minutes.

By train

The nearest railway station is Taree which is on the main northern rail line from Sydney to Brisbane. There are several XPT trains per day in both directions.

Download the train and coach timetable here.

The journey from Taree railway station to Hallidays Point is 26 km and takes about 25 minutes.

XPT train – Northbound daily:

Northbound To Casino (Service #033) / To Grafton (Service #035) / To Brisbane (Service #031)

  • Sydney Central 07.08 / 11.41 / 14.41
  • Broadmeadow 09.33 / 14.04 / 17.04
  • Dungog 10.43 / 15.15 / 18.11
  • Gloucester 11.37 / 16.22 / 19.04
  • Wingham 12.27 / 17.12 / 19.53
  • Taree 12.40 / 17.25 / 20.08

XPT train – Southbound daily:

Southbound From Grafton (Service #036) / From Brisbane (Service #032) / From Casino (Service #034)

  • Taree 09.52 / 14.41 / 01.31
  • Wingham 10.06 / 14.55 / 01.44
  • Gloucester 10.56 / 15.44 / 02.33
  • Dungog 12.06 / 16.38 / 03.25
  • Broadmeadow 13.19 / 17.52 / 04.28
  • Sydney Central 15.44 / 20.12 / 06.50

By coach

Private bus companies service this region. Download the timetable here for these routes:

  • Route 309: Taree to Forster via Black Head and Diamond Beach
  • Route 310: Taree to Forster
  • Route 314: Taree to Old Bar
  • Route 315: Taree to Manning Point
  • Route 319: Taree to Wingham
  • Route 320: Taree to Harrington
  • Route 321: Lansdowne to Taree

Download the train and coach timetable here.

Coach northbound – Broadmeadow to Taree (Service #135)

  • Connecting train from Sydney Central (service 2157) departs 15.15
  • Coach departs Broadmeadow railway station 18.00
  • Stroud 19.00
  • Gloucester Town (Denison Street coach terminal) 19.42
  • Wingham Town 20.40
  • Taree railway station 20.52

Coach southbound – Taree to Broadmeadow: (Service #136)

  • Departs Taree railway station 06.00
  • Wingham Town 06.12
  • Gloucester Town (Denison Street coach terminal) 07.07
  • Stroud 07.47
  • Broadmeadow railway station 09.07
  • Connecting train to Sydney from Broadmeadow (service 2138) 09.30 (09.49 pub hols)

By plane

Taree airport is the nearest public airport. It services Regional Express (REX) with flights to/from Grafton and Sydney. The journey to Hallidays Point is 35kms from Taree airport and takes about 30 minutes. Add those extra few minutes for Tallwood Village, Black Head, Red Head and Diamond Beach.

Port Macquarie airport is the next-nearest public airport. It services Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines with flights across Australia. From Port macquarie airport the journey to Hallidays Point is 100 km and takes about one hour 5 minutes. Add those extra few minutes for Tallwood Village, Black Head, Red Head and Diamond Beach.