are two Newcastle exits from the F3 freeway, very close together.
Ignore the Cardiff one, and take the Newcastle/Wallsend one.
The "Newcastle Link Road" has three roundabouts. The third one dumps
you directly into suburbia, in Wallsend.
- Continue straight ahead from this third
roundabout. You are now in Thomas Street.
- At the top of a hill, there is yet another roundabout. (The
town planner loves roundabouts.) Turn right into
you get to Jesmond, there is a major roundabout.
Take the right lane,
continue straight ahead, and proceed as for the "Travelling from
the north" directions.
Travelling from the south (East of Lake Macquarie)
This is for people who are travelling from places like Swansea or
When you get to
you'll see a road called the Newcastle bypass. It's not really a
Newcastle bypass, it's really the Charlestown bypass; the state
government likes to pretend that it's finished the roadworks that were
planned for 1980. Anyway, take this bypass.
- The bypass will eventually put you in Charlestown
Road in Kotara. Keep going in a straight line.
- After a while, the name will change to Lookout Road and
then to Croudace Street. Keep going.
- Finally, you'll get to the intersection with Newcastle
Road. Turn left. You are now a block and a half from my home.
Travelling from the centre of Newcastle
Head west on King Street, and keep going without any turns. (Just to
keep you on your toes, the road keeps changing its name: King St, Parry
St, Donald St, Griffiths Rd, Newcastle Rd.) A block and a half past
Croudace Street, turn left into my driveway.