Event Parking and Restrictions
There are a number of small car parks within walking distances of Dixon Park including;
- Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club.
- Merewether Ocean Baths
- Watkins St
- Frederick St
- Bar Beach
Please note: Merewether Beach Parking will be closed on Sunday 28 April 2019 for the purpose of the event.
Free street parking is also available, however, be mindful that this is a busy area and allowing additional time to park is essential. For more details please visit https://www.parkopedia.com.au/parking/merewether/
For those planning to arrive via public transport, please visit Transport NSW Trip Planner to organise your trip.
If you coming from Sydney via train on event day, it’s important you note the first train arrives into Newcastle Interchange Station at 7:47am so those participants in the 25km event should plan to use an alternate method.
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Things to do in the area
Approx 2.5hr drive from Sydney, and situated within beautiful Newcastle, Merewether Beach is one of NSW’s most iconic beaches along its 2,137 km coastline. In 2009, it was declared as only 1 of 20 National Surfing Reserves in Australia.
For information about the area and what’s on please visit https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/newcastle-area/newcastle/attractions/merewether-beach