Having a family holiday during school holidays doesn't have to break the bank and Port Stephens is the ideal choice for a family holiday. 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 Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin).
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 Marina Park, picnic at one of the many parks and playgrounds, walk to the top of Tomaree Headland for the best views in the Bay, do some land based whale watching at Boat Harbour, bring your 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 and whale watch cruises, 4WD tours on the Stockton Sand Dunes, the ferry trip to Tea Gardens, a visit to the Australian Shark and Ray Centre, Oakvale Farm and Fauna World, Fighter World, Toboggan Hill Park and don't forget our local brewery and wineries.
The most economical 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, join a cruise or 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, 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 using the search query below. There is sure to be something to suit your needs and budget.
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