The Port Stephens area is known for its great food, casual seaside atmosphere and stunning scenery. Port Stephens is not only popular for its natural beauty, but also thanks to its itinerary of interesting events occurring throughout the year. The region is home to weekly markets, where you can find handicrafts, fresh produce, new and vintage clothing, gourmet food, giftware and more. Port Stephens also hosts its fair share of festivals, with highlights including Taste @ the Bay Festival, Blue Water Country and Blues Music Festival, and Festival of the Senses — formerly the Shoal Bay Jazz, Wine and Food Festival.
Port Stephens accommodation options range from rustic to ritzy, with different lodgings to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. Those looking for a private retreat can choose from dozens of self-contained apartments, cabins, cottages and beach houses. These options are a great choice for those who enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a completely self-catered holiday. Other types of accommodation in the Port Stephens area include hotels, resorts, campgrounds, motels, holiday parks and even houseboats.