TEA GARDENS to NEWCASTLE via ferries (scroll down to see alternate route via Raymond Terrace)
DISTANCE: 64 km FITNESS: Easy SKILL: cycle path & rural roads TRAFFIC: Can be busy on link roads (shoulders are good on new sections) GRADE: relatively flat, a few hills around Port Stephens.
DISTANCE: 27 km FITNESS: Easy SKILL: Main roads TRAFFIC: Commuter and heavy vehicles use these roads GRADE: Undulating. Some small hills around Warabrook.
If distance is not an issue consider Masonite Rd > Cabbage Tree Road > Nelson Bay Road to Mayfield