Port Stephens visitors not impress with Ferry times


Dear News Of The Area,


MY family and I were in Hawks Nest visiting for the 1st week of the school holidays.

On Thursday 29 September I decided to take the family,( myself, my wife and  3 children)  to Nelson Bay by ferry.

Meryl Swanson - Member for Paterson
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On arrival at wharf  at Tea Gardens before 9 am we were told 9am/9.30am ferry is cancelled, come back for 10 am.

Finally arrived at Nelson Bay after 11am and were told of ferry times for return which we selected 1.30pm.

On returning to wharf at Nelson Bay for 1.30 pm we were told this is cancelled and you will have to wait till 3.30pm.

The reason these ferries were not going was they did not want to take only a few people.

I would just like to say Customers are the ferries business.  Timetables printed with times of ferries should be adhered to regardless.   I am sure we were not the only ones feeling upset.

Why have timetables?


Troy Porter



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