A little slice of paradise on the Tomaree and Tilligerry Peninsulas.
Port Stephens is a little slice of paradise, nestled amongst lush forests and white sandy beaches on the east coast of Australia. Only 3 hours drive north of Sydney, or a short flight from most Australian capital cities, Port Stephens delivers virtually untouched beaches and crystal clear waters that would rival the Mediterranean coast. There is something for everyone in Port Stephens.
Things to Do in Port Stephens
Port Stephens holidays are good at any time of the year, but Spring in Port Stephens is absolutely spectacular. Beautiful warm days, stunning beaches, crystal clear water, walks through National Parks (offering spectacular views), cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping, plus a huge range of activities and attractions that will fill your days (unless you just want to find a sunny spot, relax with a book and do nothing). All only a few hours North of Sydney, a quick flight from Melbourne, Brisbane or the Gold Coast and only 45 minutes drive from Newcastle.
Visiting Port Stephens
Port Stephens is made up of a number of towns on the Tomaree and Tilligerry Peninsulas. Nelson Bay is the main tourism centre on the Tomaree Peninsula and has a marina, boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants, supermarket, petrol station, banks and a huge range of accommodation options.
Fingal Bay is ideal for a relaxed beachside holiday.
Fingal Bay is located on the ocean side of the Tomaree Peninsula and has spectacular Fingal Beach, which is patrolled. Go swimming, surfing or fishing. Home to Fingal Bay Surf Club and Longboat Cafe, Fingal Bay also has Fingal Bay Sports Club for affordable meals, as well as parks, BBQ areas and cycleways.
Within ten minutes drive from Nelson Bay there is Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Salamander Bay, Soldiers Point, Corlette, Anna Bay and Boat Harbour. You will find accommodation options at each of these towns, along with shops and amenities close by (the main shopping centre with two supermarkets and over 80 specialty shops is at Salamander Bay).
One of the best land based whale watching spots.
Boat Harbour is a quiet hamlet with a beautiful beach. During mid May to mid November Boat Harbour makes a great spot for some land based whale watching and is also a popular fishing location and somewhere to launch a boat if you have one.
Port Stephens Accommodation
You deserve a break. If you can spare a week for a relaxing holiday or even if you only have a few nights to escape. Port Stephens Accommodation can help. We have hundreds of self-contained accommodation options to choose from and can accommodate short and long stays, couples and extended families.