How to get to Lansdowne & Coopernook by car, train, coach or plane.

By car

Getting to the Manning Valley villages of Lansdowne and Coopernook is easy, follow the signs and you can’t miss them.

Lansdowne Road

The drive from Taree CBD to Lansdowne via Manning Valley Drive and Lansdowne Road is 19 km and takes about 20 minutes. You’ll drive past Taree airport on your way.

Continuing on Lansdowne Road from Lansdowne, the journey to Coopernook is 10 km and takes about 10 minutes.

If you're coming from the north, take the Coopernook exit ramp onto George Gibson Drive and it’s less than 2 km and under 5 minutes to Coopernook. Then follow Lansdowne Road to Lansdowne.

By train

The nearest railway station is Taree which is on the main northern rail line from Sydney to Brisbane so it’s easy to get there by train. There are several XPT trains per day in both directions.

Download the train and coach timetable here.

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

The nearest public airport is Taree airport, servicing Regional Express (REX) with flights to/from Grafton and Sydney. Lansdowne is 13 km from Taree airport via Lansdwone Road and takes about 10 minutes. Coopernook is 23 km from Taree airport via Lansdowne (about 20 minutes) or 20 km if using the Pacific Highway (about 20 minutes).

The next-nearest is Port Macquarie airport servicing Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines with flights across Australia. Coopernook is 61 km from Port Macquarie airport (about 40 minutes) and to Lansdowne via Coopernook the journey is 71 km (about 50 minutes).