Having a great family holiday at Christmas time is an Australian tradition and with all the public holidays over Christmas and New Year it really won't eat into your annual leave. So, where do you go? Do you really want to fill the car with luggage and kids and set off on an eight hour journey, only to turn around a few days later and do it all again? Why not look at Port Stephens for a holiday that you can all enjoy, not too far away and with the comforts of home (but not the chores). Port Stephens is less than a tank of fuel from Sydney (2.5 hours drive), just 45 minutes from Newcastle and a short flight from Melbourne, Brisbane or the Gold Coast (with budget airlines Virgin or Jetstar).
And, what will you do while you are here? You won't have to spend a cent to walk along, relax on or swim at Port Stephens 26 beaches, bring your masks and snorkels and go snorkelling in the Marine Park, bring your rods and try your luck at fishing, picnic at one of the many parks and playgrounds, walk to the top of Tomaree Headland for the best views in the Bay, bring the bikes and cycle along our bike tracks and play some good old fashioned backyard or beach cricket!
Port Stephens also has some unique 'must do,' attractions and activities, such as dolphin watch cruises, 4WD tours on the Stockton Sand Dunes, the ferry trip to Tea Gardens, a visit to the Irukandji Shark & Ray Centre, Oakvale Farm, Fighter World, Toboggan Hill Park and don't forget our local brewery, cafes and restaurants. Click here to find out more.
The most affordable family accommodation you can find is a self contained holiday house or apartment. There is just one cost for the whole house and this can be split amoung the family, extended family or even two families. There is room for all with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas to suit your needs and fully equipped kitchens so that you can do your own cooking. If you choose to go out for dinner, to join a cruise or a tour or indulge in a spot of shopping, it is totally up to you.
Port Stephens Accommodation have a great choice of self contained houses and apartments available for holiday lettings. There are properties ranging from one bedroom to five bedrooms (accommodating up to 10 guests), houses, apartments and duplexes, cheap and cheerful, resort style, with views over the Harbour, not far from the water, pet friendly, with room for the boat and spacious with room for the extended family... Browse through over 200 holiday rental properties, there is sure to be something that suits your needs and budget.