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'''Sydney''' is [[Australia]]'s biggest city.
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'''Sydney''' is a city in  [[New South Wales]],  [[Australia]].
  
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
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=== South towards [[Melbourne]] ===
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=== South-West towards [[Melbourne]],  [[Adelaide]] and  [[Canberra]] via the [[Hume Highway]] ===
  
There are two options.
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There is a detailed route description outlining the major service stations along the way on the [[Hume Highway]] page.
  
* The [[Princes Highway]] is more scenic and mostly not a freeway, but it's 200 km longer. Take a train on the illawarra line to ¨Heathcote¨. Cross the railway bridge and walk to the highway. There is a large petrol station on your left, a caltex I think. This is the last petrol station for quite a way so lots of cars heading south stop here. If you get tired of waiting at the petrol station then walk up the highway for 5 minutes heading south, passed the caravan park there is a good spot with a stopping lane, and the cars are only just coming out of 50km speed limit here. Louisa and Liam caught a train to Dapto on the Woolongong line (about $5 concession). Its about a 2 hour train ride and you end up an easy 200m walk from the highway. There's a shopping centre ("Dapto Mall") near the train station that's on the highway, if you walk about 600m south from here you'll find a bus stop with a long line of site for drivers to see you, and room for them to pull over. Louisa and Liam waited here for 15 minutes until they got a ride to Nowra.
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==== Option 1====
  
* Take the [[Hume Highway]] if you're in a hurry (which you shouldn't be). It takes 10 hours to get to [[Melbourne]] if you are lucky enough to get a truck going all the way. It's less easy to get out than on the Princes Highway. Joy caught the train to Casula and hitched from the service station 10 min walk away (waited 10 mins). Check out multimap.com.au to see where to go, or just ask someone.
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Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $3.40
  
* Alternatively, catch a train to the end of the Campbelltown line (or might be called Macarthur line) to Campbelltown Station, exit the station to where the buses stop, and catch a bus to the university of West Sydney (the bus stop is located at the end to the right). Ask the bus driver if they can drop you near the highway, and sometimes if they are nice, they do. From there follow the road (away from the university) and follow the exit left to the (hume) highway. Go allow the highway for a few hundred metres (so as to go past the joining lane) and you will be in a nice spot for cars to stop.
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Catch a train to Glenfield station on the Cambelltown line  and from there you can either walk down the private road Roy Watts road all the way to Cambelltown road and then turn right, a option which requires you to squeeze through a hole in a fence. This private road also has "no trespassing" signs at the start of it!  Otherwise just walk down Glenfield road, it takes longer but has no fences to squeeze through or high fenced private property to traverse.  At the end of Glenfield road turn left on to Cambelltown road and walk up to the truckstop called 'Uncle Leo's Roadhouse'. Its about 3km walk from the train station to the roadhouse. Ask drivers at this truckstop for a ride down the Hume Fwy, and try to get a ride that will take you at least to 'Pheasants Nest' which is the next large gas station about 60 kilometres down the road.
  
=== North towards [[Byron Bay]] ===
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If you get asked to leave the gas station by the Uncle Leo's Roadhouse staff, or if you prefer to just thumb it, 100m further on down Cambelltown road there is good place for cars to pull over just after the traffic lights. The road is busy here and the traffic moves fairly fast, but its easy to catch a ride.
* Catch a Bus to Hornsby ( 2,50$ - Student Fare ), head towards the Pacific Highway the traffics slows in the area in the morning.
 
Update: 6 March 2010 by Roux: I would not suggest Pacific Highway. Freeway 1 is faster, got a ride in 10 minutes. Pacific Highway is the old highway and doesn't have much traffic.
 
  
* Catch a train to Newcastle and another to Hexham ($11.5 one-way for both). Cross the foot bridge and stand near the bus stop. The traffic is fast moving but there is room for people to pull off. [[User:Peacehead|Peacehead]] got a ride from a truckie all the way to Byron from here. [[User:Blink0|Blink0]] (CET) got offered several rides from here, and finally accepted going with a German backpacker all the way to Byron Bay on a 2 day roadtrip!
 
  
* Catch a train to Warhoonga station (Northshore line) walk out of the station to your right, past the shops and servo, to the highway follow it down to where it passes over the highway, you can climb off the road you are on and down to the highway or try to walk down the onramp to the road. There is a space where cars/trucks can stop right where you get to, be careful though!
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====Option 2 ====
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Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $4.50
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Catch a train to to Macarthur Station at the end of the Campbelltown line walk north to Narellan road and try to find a car there. If you want to increase traffic, follow Narellan Road to the intersection of Hume Hwy and try on the onramp.
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Note: don't try to cut through the university from the train station directly to the intersection of Hume and Narellan - unless you are happy to climb a fence.
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=== South towards [[Melbourne]] via the coastal [[Princes Highway]] ===
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'' Slower than the Hume but more scenic ''
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==== Option 1 ====
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''Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $3.40''
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Take a train to Heathcote station on the Illawarra line. Cross the railway bridge and walk to the highway. There is a large petrol station on your left, Caltex I think. This is the last petrol station for quite a way so lots of cars heading south stop here. If you get tired of waiting at the petrol station then walk up the highway for 5 minutes heading south - past the caravan park there is a good spot with a stopping lane, and the cars are only just coming out of 50km speed limit here.
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Verified, still worked on April 11, 2017. I waited at the caravan park for just 3 min! Good spot.
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==== Option 2 ====
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''Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $5.80''
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Catch a train to Dapto station on the Woolongong line. It's about a 2 hour train ride and the highway is about 200m from the station. There's a shopping centre ("Dapto Mall") on the highway near the train station, if you walk about 600m south from there you'll find a bus stop with a long line of sight for drivers to see you, and room for them to pull over. Louisa and Liam waited here for 15 minutes until they got a ride to Nowra.
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=== North towards [[Byron Bay]], [[Brisbane]] via the [https://hitchwiki.org/en/Pacific_Highway_(Australia) Pacific Highway] ===
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There is a rough description outlining the major service stations along the way on the [https://hitchwiki.org/en/Pacific_Highway_(Australia) Pacific Highway] page.
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==== Option 1 ====
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''Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $10.20 (Central to Hamilton station)''
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Catch a train to Hexham station on the Hunter line, it brings you about 200 kms north of Sydney where the Pacific Highway begins.  This train journey does take 3 hours, so if you prefer to start closer to Sydney and probably hitch faster than the train would take to get to Hexham, then follow Option 2 below. 
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To get to Hexham catch a train on the Newscastle and Central coast line and get off at Hamilton Station to switch trains to the Hunter line for the last few stops til Hexham (in 2018 [[User:duckbilled-platypus|duckbilled-platypus]] never got checked on the Hunter line so only bought ticket to Hamilton from Central.  From the station cross the foot bridge and there is a traffic light right there with space for cars to pull over.
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[[User:Peacehead|Peacehead]] got a ride from a truckie all the way to Byron from here. [[User:Blink0|Blink0]] (CET) got offered several rides from here, and finally accepted a ride going with a German backpacker all the way to Byron Bay on a 2 day roadtrip
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==== Option 2 ====
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Catch a train to Wahroonga station on the Berowra line.  Exit the station, walk south to the Pacific Highway, then turn right and walk west up the Pacific Hwy (A1) for about 600m.  Just across a bridge over the Pacific Motorway you will see the onramp leading to the north down to the Motorway.  Hitch at the onramp where there is a small but suitable space for cars to stop.  The Pacific Motorway (M1), formally the "F3 Freeway", is the main roadway going North from Sydney, catering for a lot of traffic.  There isn't a lot of time for drivers to see you and most traffic follows the double lane righthand turn from the Pacific Hwy, but even so, you shouldnt wait long for a driver to stop despite the 'no stopping' signs.  If you are hitching to Gosford it should be very easy and quick to get a ride.  If you want to go further north up the coast (Byron Bay etc) make sure you do not take a ride offer to Gosford, there is no northbound onramp at the Grafton offramp! Instead make sure that your ride can get you to at least the next gas station about 20kms past the first Gosford turn off, at Ourimbah or preferably Wyong on the way to Doyalson or Morisset.
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Other options for getting a lift north up the M1:
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*Catch a train to Turramurra station ($3.40) on the Berowra line, exit the station, walk to the west about 200m and you arrive at the Pacific Highway.  Cross the road and ask drivers filling up for a lift north up the M1 at the 7-eleven service station there.  This is the last servo heading up the Pacific Highway (A1) before the M1.
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*Catch a train to Thornleigh station ($3.40) on the Hornsby line, exit the station and walk north east up Pennants Hills road (A28). There are 3 service stations and a 24 hour McDonalds in the direction of the M1 within a kilometre walk from Thornleigh station.  This road services a lot of interstate and heavy traffic, and as these are the last fuel stops for anyone headed North, most people stop here.  You could try asking drivers at any of these places for a lift north up the M1.
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=== West towards ''Bathurst'' via the ''Great Western Highway'' ===
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''Unverified Solution'': Catch a train to Glenbrook station ($5.80) on the Blue Mountians Line, exit the station and walk north up Ross street until you get to the Great Western Highway (about 400m).  Ask drivers filling up at the Caltex service station.
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== Sleep ==
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It is possible to wild camp with a tent [https://www.google.de/maps/place/33%C2%B043'09.0%22S+151%C2%B006'33.6%22E/@-33.719177,151.1082477,290m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-33.719177!4d151.109342 here] (-33.719177, 151.109342), near the hitch spot heading north at the onramp to the Pacific Motorway (M1) (Option 2 heading north from Sydney).  Directly across the Pacific Highway from the start of the onramp is a thin nature strip of forest following the Pacific Motorway.  Also look parks or bushes around
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Latest revision as of 08:54, 16 September 2020

Sydney is a city in New South Wales, Australia.

Hitchhiking out

South-West towards Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra via the Hume Highway

There is a detailed route description outlining the major service stations along the way on the Hume Highway page.

Option 1

Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $3.40

Catch a train to Glenfield station on the Cambelltown line and from there you can either walk down the private road Roy Watts road all the way to Cambelltown road and then turn right, a option which requires you to squeeze through a hole in a fence. This private road also has "no trespassing" signs at the start of it! Otherwise just walk down Glenfield road, it takes longer but has no fences to squeeze through or high fenced private property to traverse. At the end of Glenfield road turn left on to Cambelltown road and walk up to the truckstop called 'Uncle Leo's Roadhouse'. Its about 3km walk from the train station to the roadhouse. Ask drivers at this truckstop for a ride down the Hume Fwy, and try to get a ride that will take you at least to 'Pheasants Nest' which is the next large gas station about 60 kilometres down the road.

If you get asked to leave the gas station by the Uncle Leo's Roadhouse staff, or if you prefer to just thumb it, 100m further on down Cambelltown road there is good place for cars to pull over just after the traffic lights. The road is busy here and the traffic moves fairly fast, but its easy to catch a ride.


Option 2

Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $4.50

Catch a train to to Macarthur Station at the end of the Campbelltown line walk north to Narellan road and try to find a car there. If you want to increase traffic, follow Narellan Road to the intersection of Hume Hwy and try on the onramp.

Note: don't try to cut through the university from the train station directly to the intersection of Hume and Narellan - unless you are happy to climb a fence.

South towards Melbourne via the coastal Princes Highway

Slower than the Hume but more scenic

Option 1

Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $3.40

Take a train to Heathcote station on the Illawarra line. Cross the railway bridge and walk to the highway. There is a large petrol station on your left, Caltex I think. This is the last petrol station for quite a way so lots of cars heading south stop here. If you get tired of waiting at the petrol station then walk up the highway for 5 minutes heading south - past the caravan park there is a good spot with a stopping lane, and the cars are only just coming out of 50km speed limit here.

Verified, still worked on April 11, 2017. I waited at the caravan park for just 3 min! Good spot.

Option 2

Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $5.80

Catch a train to Dapto station on the Woolongong line. It's about a 2 hour train ride and the highway is about 200m from the station. There's a shopping centre ("Dapto Mall") on the highway near the train station, if you walk about 600m south from there you'll find a bus stop with a long line of sight for drivers to see you, and room for them to pull over. Louisa and Liam waited here for 15 minutes until they got a ride to Nowra.

North towards Byron Bay, Brisbane via the Pacific Highway

There is a rough description outlining the major service stations along the way on the Pacific Highway page.

Option 1

Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $10.20 (Central to Hamilton station)

Catch a train to Hexham station on the Hunter line, it brings you about 200 kms north of Sydney where the Pacific Highway begins. This train journey does take 3 hours, so if you prefer to start closer to Sydney and probably hitch faster than the train would take to get to Hexham, then follow Option 2 below.

To get to Hexham catch a train on the Newscastle and Central coast line and get off at Hamilton Station to switch trains to the Hunter line for the last few stops til Hexham (in 2018 duckbilled-platypus never got checked on the Hunter line so only bought ticket to Hamilton from Central. From the station cross the foot bridge and there is a traffic light right there with space for cars to pull over.

Peacehead got a ride from a truckie all the way to Byron from here. Blink0 (CET) got offered several rides from here, and finally accepted a ride going with a German backpacker all the way to Byron Bay on a 2 day roadtrip

Option 2

Single off-peak train fare from Sydney Central = $3.40

Catch a train to Wahroonga station on the Berowra line. Exit the station, walk south to the Pacific Highway, then turn right and walk west up the Pacific Hwy (A1) for about 600m. Just across a bridge over the Pacific Motorway you will see the onramp leading to the north down to the Motorway. Hitch at the onramp where there is a small but suitable space for cars to stop. The Pacific Motorway (M1), formally the "F3 Freeway", is the main roadway going North from Sydney, catering for a lot of traffic. There isn't a lot of time for drivers to see you and most traffic follows the double lane righthand turn from the Pacific Hwy, but even so, you shouldnt wait long for a driver to stop despite the 'no stopping' signs. If you are hitching to Gosford it should be very easy and quick to get a ride. If you want to go further north up the coast (Byron Bay etc) make sure you do not take a ride offer to Gosford, there is no northbound onramp at the Grafton offramp! Instead make sure that your ride can get you to at least the next gas station about 20kms past the first Gosford turn off, at Ourimbah or preferably Wyong on the way to Doyalson or Morisset.


Other options for getting a lift north up the M1:

  • Catch a train to Turramurra station ($3.40) on the Berowra line, exit the station, walk to the west about 200m and you arrive at the Pacific Highway. Cross the road and ask drivers filling up for a lift north up the M1 at the 7-eleven service station there. This is the last servo heading up the Pacific Highway (A1) before the M1.
  • Catch a train to Thornleigh station ($3.40) on the Hornsby line, exit the station and walk north east up Pennants Hills road (A28). There are 3 service stations and a 24 hour McDonalds in the direction of the M1 within a kilometre walk from Thornleigh station. This road services a lot of interstate and heavy traffic, and as these are the last fuel stops for anyone headed North, most people stop here. You could try asking drivers at any of these places for a lift north up the M1.

West towards Bathurst via the Great Western Highway

Unverified Solution: Catch a train to Glenbrook station ($5.80) on the Blue Mountians Line, exit the station and walk north up Ross street until you get to the Great Western Highway (about 400m). Ask drivers filling up at the Caltex service station.

Sleep

It is possible to wild camp with a tent here (-33.719177, 151.109342), near the hitch spot heading north at the onramp to the Pacific Motorway (M1) (Option 2 heading north from Sydney). Directly across the Pacific Highway from the start of the onramp is a thin nature strip of forest following the Pacific Motorway. Also look parks or bushes around

Trashwiki & Nomadwiki

trash:Sydney nomad:Sydney