The main way to get to the Nether is by building yourself a handy portal. Before you get started, the materials you’ll need are:

  • Flint and steel
  • A diamond pickaxe
  • Obsidian

Once you've got these ready to go, go ahead and follow these instructions:


  1. Make a ring five blocks tall and four blocks wide out of obsidian.
  2. Take your flint and steel and light the inner ring up!
  3. Jump straight through to the Nether

One important tip
is to build around your Nether portal to keep it safe – it can be put out by a Ghat’s fireball!


Check out the rest of our Nether tips to make your trip a safe and efficient one:

Guide to Top Tips of the Nether

Guide to Mobs of the Nether

Guide to Material in the Nether