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GETAWAY PORT STEPHENS

Be prepared to be relaxed, exhilarated, enchanted and amazed when you visit Port Stephens on the NSW ‘awesome coast’... an easy two and a half hours drive north of Sydney with a choice of 26 beautiful beaches & bays, award-winning accommodation, gourmet restaurants, whale & dolphin watching, sand dunes and much more.

A variety of surf breaks make it perfectly suited for surfers; young families will love the powdery sand for endless hours of play and couples can enjoy the peace, solitude, and romance of breathtakingly beautiful natural surrounds of the Tomaree Bushland

Places To Visit

This easy walk on a paved track around the lower slopes of Tomaree Head and brings you face-to-face with local military heritage.

Seaham Swamp Bird Hide is a haven for birdwatching.

Within an easy 10-15 minute drive from our villas is the bustling township of Macksville. Here you will find Woolworths as well as a variety of retail shops, cafes, restaurants, golf course and a gym/pool while further north is Nambucca Heads, which also hosts a shopping centre, fast food outlets, more pristine beaches, indoor cinema, boat hire and other holiday attractions.

The Rotary Club of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens Council, and the State Government have recently upgraded the site to ensure that the Lookout reclaims its status as an iconic tourist attraction for Port Stephens.

The dunes behind Birubi Beach at Anna Bay constitute the largest coastal sand mass in New South Wales and are a popular spot for activities such as quad-biking, sand-boarding and camel rides.

Why not stop off and bag yourself a bargain from The Avocado Farm stall, situated on Nelson Bay Road at Bobs Farm.

Seaham Swamp walk is a great option for walking with kids. This short walk near Newcastle and Raymond Terrace is also a must for birdwatching.

If you are interested in Australian military history, make sure you take the short walk along Fort Tomaree walk to Tomaree Head.

The Marine Park extends from Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club near Forster south to Birubi Beach Life Saving Club at the northern end of Stockton Beach, through the offshore waters.

The Hunter's only Botanic Gardens feature more than 30 hectares of tranquil landscaped gardens displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora.

Located in Port Stephens, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter region, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve offers birdwatching, bushwalking and Aboriginal heritage.

Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens is a great weekend getaway. Explore Fort Tomaree on a school excursion, or go whale watching, walking to see koalas or go fishing.

d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is located in the heart of Port Stephens, a picturesque bay, popular for holiday makers and boaties and is known as the 'dolphin capital' of Australia.

Point Stephens Lighthouse stands tall and elegant on Fingal Island with a view over the rocks of Fingal Bay.

Fishermans Bay foreshore in Tomaree National Park is a wonderful place for a family day out by the sea.Featuring a lovely, secluded beach, it’s a great area for swimming and snorkelling on a sunny day.

Oakvale Farm and Fauna World is located 2.5 hours north of Sydney in beautiful Port Stephens. Set on 25 acres of natural bushland, Oakvale is 100% Australian owned and operated.

Get back to basics and spend a relaxing weekend by the river at Karuah Nature Reserve. Pack your mountain bike and explore the park on the network of 4WD trails.

Explore the Tilligerry Peninsula. The Tourist Information Centre can provide tourist brochures, maps, and local history publications. Entry is free.

Worimi National Park, a special Aboriginal place near Newcastle offers whale watching, fishing and beach driving.

The Fly Point - Halifax Park Aquatic Reserve was declared in January 1983.

A near-perfect C-curve of sand that faces southeast, Fingal Bay Beach has its own island connected by a sand-spit and is well protected from all but a hefty southeast wind.

Nelson Bay Golf Club is located in the bluewater wonderland of Port Stephens approximately 2.5 hours north of Sydney.

Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters are leaders in marine educations, conservation and fun.

Take the invigorating short walk to the summit of Tomaree Head, 161 metres above the Port Stephens entrance. As you hike the track, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of idyllic Port Stephens and its coastline.

Designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson, Horizons Golf Course is a par 72, 18 hole world class championship golf course.

Pacific Dunes has established a reputation for providing a unique golfing experience on the 18 hole championship golf course.

Broughton Island is a scuba diver's paradise - on our last camping trip we saw hundreds of fish and even some grey nurse sharks. Camping at Little Poverty Beach is a truly special experience.

If you’re looking for a peaceful spot to soak up the serene marine splendour of Port Stephens, take this short walk to Wreck Beach - tucked away behind the houses at Shoal Bay.

The Palms Golf Course is located at Bobs Farm just down the road from Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, in a quiet rural location which is family friendly.

Local Attractions

Port Stephens is the perfect holiday destination. More than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, the Port hosts a resident population of over 150 playful dolphins. Dolphin watch cruises operate all year with Moonshadow Cruises and Tamboi Queen Cruises.

Whale watch cruises operate May through to November. There’s great fishing, diving, swimming and water sports for the whole family to enjoy. Port Stephens boasts pristine nature reserves, well managed National Parks and stunning scenery.

The Stockton ‘Golden Bight’ is the largest coastal moving sand mass in Australia, stretching 32km from Birubi Beach to Stockton, covering an area of over 4,200 hectares.

It’s nature’s playground with 40 metre sand dunes, perfect for sand boarding and 4 wheel drive enthusiasts. Experience the dunes by conducted 4WD tours, camel rides or horseback (permits required to drive licensed private vehicles on the dunes).