Distance between Gold Coast and Newcastle
The distance from Gold Coast to Newcastle is 694 kilometers by road including 598 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 6 hours and 53 minutes and goes through Tweed Heads, Coffs Harbour, Broadbeach Waters, Tweed Heads West, Tweed Heads South, Chinderah and Crabbes Creek.
Shortest distance by air  570 km ✈️ 
Car route length  694 km 🚗 
Driving time  6 h 53 min 
Fuel amount  55.5 L 
Fuel cost  89.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Gold Coast  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
3 4 km, 03 min


Broadbeach Waters  4 km  03 min  0.1 L  
3 M1 22 km, 15 min


Tweed Heads West  26 km  18 min  1.9 L  
M1 2 km, 01 min


Tweed Heads  28 km  20 min  2.2 L  
M1 2 km, 01 min


Tweed Heads South  30 km  21 min  2.3 L  
M1 8 km, 04 min


Chinderah  38 km  25 min  2.7 L  
M1 26 km, 14 min


Crabbes Creek  64 km  40 min  4.9 L  
M1 47 km, 26 min


West Ballina  111 km  1 h 06 min  8.7 L  
M1 201 km, 2 h 02 min


Coffs Harbour  312 km  3 h 08 min  24.5 L  
A1 385 km, 3 h 44 min


Newcastle  697 km  6 h 53 min  55.6 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Gold Coast to Newcastle?
Fuel cost: 89.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 694 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.61 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Gold Coast to Newcastle?
Driving time: 6 h 53 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 481 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 4 h 22 min
 108 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 1 h 4 min
 34 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 22 min
 48 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 36 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 2 min
 16 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 15 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 8 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Gold Coast to Newcastle by land?
The distance between Gold Coast and Newcastle is 694 km by road including 598 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Gold Coast and Newcastle respectively.
How far is Gold Coast to Newcastle by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Gold Coast and Newcastle is 570 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Gold Coast and Newcastle respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Gold Coast from Newcastle by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 42 min to cover the distance of 570 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 35 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Gold Coast to Newcastle?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 2 h 22 min to cover the distance of 570 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 42 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Gold Coast and Newcastle?
The halfway point between Gold Coast and Newcastle is Urunga. It is located about 6 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Urunga to Gold Coast is 341 km and driving will take about 3 h 26 min. The road between Urunga and Newcastle has length 353 km and will take approximately 3 h 27 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Gold Coast in relation to Newcastle?
Gold Coast is located 570 km northeast of Newcastle.
Gold Coast has geographic coordinates: latitude 28.00237, longitude 153.4146.
Newcastle has geographic coordinates: latitude 32.92729, longitude 151.78125.
Which highway goes from Gold Coast to Newcastle?
The route from Gold Coast to Newcastle follows M1, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A43: 15 km
 3: 14 km