National Route 1 Section: Hexham to QLD Border

Pacific Highway heading south near Bulahdelah. Aug 2004.

Length: 724km

Northern Terminus: NSW/QLD Border, Tweed Heads Bypass

Southern Terminus: Pacific Hwy & New England Hwy, Hexham

Focal Points: Sydney, Newcastle, Taree, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Ballina, Tweed Heads, Brisbane

RTA Internal Classification: State Highway No. 10

The National Route 1 section of Pacifc Highway (NSW) stretches from the New England Highway at Hexham to the QLD Border on Tweed Heads Bypass. Signage continues National Route 1 north along the Gold Coast Highway (signed as Pacific Highway for continuity) to Tugun where the Pacific Highway recommences and the route marker changes to 'M1'. South from Hexham, National Route 1 follows the New England Highway for 4km before branching off onto John Renshaw Drive as National Highway 1.

National Route 1 was introduced on the Highway in 1955 as part of a programme to sign National Route 1 from Brisbane to Adelaide. Since then, the only changes in alignment of National Route 1 between Hexham and the QLD Border have corresponded with changes in alignment of the Pacifc Highway.

Photos for this section of the Pacific Hwy have been divided into a number of smaller sections, which can be accessed either via the interactive maps or via the menu below. Each section will contain as much history as I can muster and photos of each section. Some sections may also include smaller maps showing progressive re-routing of the Highway over the years. For a broader overview of the history and development of the Pacific Highway (Hexham-QLD), and a list of notable events please follow the links below.

Explore Pacific Highway:

Pacific Hwy sections:

Hexham Interchange
Hexham to Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace to Karuah
Karuah to Bulahdelah
Buladelah to Coolongolook
Coolongolook to Wang Wauk
Wang Wauk to Bundacree Creek
Bundacree Creek to Possum Brush
Possum Brush to Taree
Taree to Coopernook
Coopernook to Herons Creek
Herons Creek
Herons Creek to Oxley Hwy
Port Macquarie Bypass
Cairncross to Telegraph Point
Telegraph Point
Cooperabung Range/Kundabung
Maria River
Kempsey to Eungai Rail
Eungai Creek/Allgomera Creek
Warrell Creek/Donnellyville
Watt Creek to Bellwood
Nambucca Heads and Valla
Valla Beach to Raleigh
Lyons Rd to Englands Rd
Coffs Harbour
Sapphire to Woolgoolga
Woolgoolga to Corindi
Dirty Creek Range
Halfway Creek
Halfway Creek to South Grafton
South Grafton
South Grafton to Swan Creek
Swan Creek
Cowper to Maclean
Mororo to Wardell
Wardell to Ballina
Ballina to Ewingsdale
Ewingsdale to Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads to Yelgun (inlcuding Brunswick Heads Bypass)
Yelgun to Chinderah
Chinderah to Tweed Heads (includes Chinderah Bypass)
Large Former Alignments
traversing more than one section:

Bucketts Way
Byron Bay/Mullumbimby

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