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  1. Pacific Dunes Golf Club

    Pacific Dunes has established a reputation for providing a unique golfing experience on the 18 hole championship golf course, with its natural sandy base and rolling topography, combined with temperate and year round...

  2. The Avocado Farm

    Why not stop off and bag yourself a bargain from The Avocado Farm stall, situated on Nelson Bay Road at Bobs Farm.They're open from June to mid December for avocados, macadamia nuts, and local honey. They...

  3. Palms Golf Course

    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.The Palms Golf Course has a challenging layout of...

  4. Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

    The Hunter's only Botanic Gardens feature more than 30 hectares of tranquil landscaped gardens displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora. There are more than 3,000 living specimens in a...

  5. World War II gun emplacements

    If you are interested in Australian military history, make sure you take the short walk along Fort Tomaree walk to Tomaree Head. The headland, part of Fort Tomaree, played an important role in Australia’s east coast...

  6. Horizons Golf Course

    Designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson, Horizons Golf Course is a par 72, 18 hole world class championship golf course. There are four tees in total - championship, members, resort and ladies...

  7. Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve

    Located in Port Stephens, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter region, Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve offers birdwatching, bushwalking and Aboriginal heritage.Birdwatching enthusiasts have already caught onto this...

  8. Gan Gan Hill Lookout

    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....

  9. Broughton Island

    "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....

  10. Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

    Seaham Swamp Bird Hide is a haven for birdwatching. Visit this great Seaham attraction to see a variety of Hunter region waterfowl, both out in the swamp and sheltering in the hide.Located in a small wetland...

  11. Worimi National Park

    Worimi National Park, a special Aboriginal place near Newcastle offers whale watching, fishing and beach driving.Worimi National Park – along with Worimi State Conservation Area and Worimi Regional Park – is...

  12. Karuah Nature Reserve

    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. It's also a great place for picnicking by the water....

  13. Holberts Oyster Supplies

    Holberts Oyster Supplies are Port Stephens' leading oyster growing and processing business. For over five generations the Holbert family have been growing and distributing their award winning oysters to local...

  14. Rowleys Peak lookout

    Feel like a bit of a hike with an incredible reward at the end? Then take the 45-minute trek up the mountain to Rowleys Peak lookout, with its unparalleled views out across the park and the ocean beyond.Once...

  15. Wreck Beach walk

    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 and visible from the majestic lookout at...

  16. Anna Bay Beach

    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.Five...

  17. Fishermans Bay foreshore

    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. If...

  18. Soldiers Point Marina

    Soldiers Point Marina is a multi-award winning boutique resort-style marina, located in the NSW regional area known as Port Stephens, approximately 200 kilometres or 90 nautical miles north of Sydney. The region...

  19. dAlbora Marinas Nelson Bay

    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. You'll find a...

  20. Toboggan Hill Park

    Toboggan Hill Park is set amongst natural bushland, just off Salamander Way at Nelson Bay, and offers a variety of exciting activities for all ages and abilities.The Park's main attraction is a one...

  21. Nelson Bay Golf Club

    Nelson Bay Golf Club is located in the bluewater wonderland of Port Stephens approximately 2.5 hours north of Sydney. The 27 hole championship bush course by the sea is set among a wide range of...

  22. Fingal Bay Beach

    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. The spit at the north end which links Fingal...

  23. Seaham Swamp Walk

    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.Enjoy a short walk through ironbark forest with lovely views of...

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Port Stephens is a well-known seaside holiday destination north of Newcastle and east of the Hunter Valley. With beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, it’s home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins. Popular activities in the region’s bays (principally, Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay) include whale watching, water sports, and exploring the stockton sand dunes, 32km of dunes perfect for quad biking or a 4WD adventure.

There’s plenty on offer in terms of Port Stephens accommodation, from self-contained cottages to luxury stays. Camping is a fantastic way to get back to nature; with the great outdoors as your backyard, book a site or a babin at a holiday park or campground and you’ll be close to the action. There are also plenty of budget-friendly hotels, eco-cabins and, of course, luxury resorts; which are fabulous if you’re looking to unwind and relax in style. Self-contained options from beachside apartments to nature-bound cottages strike a balance between convenience and flexibility that’s hard to beat, and Port Stephens has plenty on offer.