New Jersey is well defined by its high-tech and banking headquarters, and a quarter of it is lush farmland (hence the Garden State nickname) and pine forests. With miles of beautiful beaches, from the top of Sandy Hook to Cape May Point, you'll find the guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore, but also many other oceanfront towns, each with a distinct character. Beyond these beautiful shorelines, the US city is packed with exciting entertainment and culinary pleasures. No matter what your interests, there’s a perfect holiday waiting for you in New Jersey.View our NYC travel guide
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to New York (Newark)
When to visit
The best time to visit New Jersey is in spring, April through to November. Visit in September, the post–Labor Day season that offers even more to love down the Shore, including less crowded beaches, more pleasant temperatures and plenty of things to do all along the coastline, with an average temperature of 19°C. July and August are often hot and humid, with average temperatures around 28°C. Summer is a great time to sip and savor your way up and down the Garden State at food and drink festivals.
What is the main airport called?
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR),Opens in a new tab or window is an international airport straddling the boundary between the cities of Newark in Essex County and Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey. The airport is located 24 km southwest of Midtown Manhattan. It is the 13th busiest airport in the United States. It is one of three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area.
Arriving in New Jersey
The staff at New Jersey will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into New Jersey from Newark Liberty International Airport
It’s easy to get to Jersey and the North Jersey Coast Line from the airport and the affordable, low-stress option is to take the AirTrain. It also connects passengers to airline terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttles and central parking lots. Best of all, you never have to worry about traffic conditions. Taxi, car and van services are available from outside the terminal. Other options include the ETS air shuttle, limousines, ride share and private transfers.
Getting around New Jersey
From rental cars to cycle hire, the local bus network or visitor bus tours, discover how easy it is to explore Jersey island. In Jersey, you drive on the left. Despite its small size, you’ll find plenty to explore with paved road winding between fields, farms and along the coastline. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view of Jersey's coastal lanes and fishing villages with a coach tour from a modern fleet to beautifully restored open top vintage buses. It’s easy to walk around Jersey to explore the off-the-beaten-track locations. Cycling is another popular way to get around with a network of cycle routes. So, pack a picnic from La Belle Gourmande delicatessen in St Aubin or the Central Market in St Helier. You can also catch a bus as New Jersey’s public transport system makes it easy to explore where you want to go. Taxis are also available with ranks along the harbour.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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Food and drinks on every flight
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