Getting there & away
Greyhound (13 14 99) and Premier Motor Service (13 22 32) both run to Sydney ($66) and Coffs Harbour ($44). Keans (6543 1322) runs three times a week to Tamworth. The coach station is on the corner of Horton and Gordon Sts.
The Settlement Point ferry (per car $3, passengers free) operates 24 hours. A 10-minute trip on a flat punt gives you access to the north beach and Pilots Beach. Four-wheel drives can drive to Point Plomer and on over unsealed roads to Crescent Head to the north.
Hertz (6583 6599; 102 Gordon St; per day $50-100) is one of several rental-car agents in town.