Port Stephens is ideally located for a short break, just 45 minutes drive North of Newcastle, 2.5 hours drive North of Sydney, 1.5 hour flight from Melbourne (Virgin, Jetstar), 1 hour 15 minute flight from Brisbane (Virgin, Jetstar, Qantaslink) and a 1 hour 10 minute flight from the Gold Coast (Jetstar). So you won't spend your short break travelling!
When you arrive in Port Stephens you will know you have found the perfect short break destination, one you will want to return to. Port Stephens has a harbour 2.5 times larger than Sydney Harbour (and home to around 160 bottlenose dolphins), 26 golden sandy beaches, the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes (32 kilometres of sand dunes reaching up to 40 metres high), Tomaree National Park and a great range of boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants. What Port Stephens doesn't have is rush hour, traffic jams, high rise and expensive parking.
Wake up and enjoy breakfast on the balcony overlooking the water, join a morning cruise on the harbour, grab some fresh fish and chips for lunch and head off for some local beer and wine tastings (try our local Whale Ale), then head back for a sunset walk along the beach and a spectacular seafood dinner at a local restaurant (or you can buy your own fresh seafood and cook up dinner yourselves). That's just your first day... you also have to fit in a walk up Tomaree Headland (where you just might spot some whales as they pass by), a 4WD adventure in the sand dunes, a parasail over the water, a ferry ride across to Tea Gardens, a sunset kayak, snorkelling at Fly Point Marine Reserve, a bike ride to Fingal Bay, a scenic helicopter flight and a dinner cruise on the harbour (don't forget to also set aside a bit of 'do nothing' time as well).
Port Stephens Accommodation have over 200 self contained properties ranging from cosy one bedroom waterfront units, to golf villas, apartments in Port Stephens best resorts, beach houses and penthouses with amazing views, and affordable units and houses not far from the water. Stay for two nights, three nights or even squeeze in four nights... We look forward to welcoming you when you arrive.
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