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  1. Tomaree Head Summit Walk

    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. From the top, you can even see a…

  2. 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 Tomaree Head summit.  F…

  3. 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 part of the Worimi Conservatio…

  4. Bagnalls Beach

    Journey to the white sands of Nelson Bay to find the beautiful Bagnalls Beach. This cosy, stunning gem is located between Nelson Bay and Corlette along the North Coast of NSW. You can access the beach via a lush bushland reserve, which is…

  5. 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 you’re there between May and Octo…

  6. Fort Tomaree walk

    This easy walk on a paved track around the lower slopes of Tomaree Head brings you face-to-face with local military heritage – World War II gun emplacements, built in 1941 to defend the east coast of Australia. Learn about Fort Tomaree from…

  7. 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. Improvements include wheelchair…

  8. 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 Island to the mainland…

  9. Tomaree National Park

    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. Tomaree National Park, jointly managed with Hunter Water Corporatio…

  10. 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. Launch your boat, kayak o…

  11. 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 golfing weather, it cre…

  12. Salamander Shopping Centre

    There's never been a better time to shop at Salamander Bay Shopping Centre. With more fashion, food and services, you're sure to find what you need. The centre offers over 80 retailers plus the added convenience of Coles, Kmart, Target Cou…

  13. Soldiers Point Marina

    Soldiers Point Marina is a multi-award winning boutique resort-style marina, located in the New South Wales regional area known as Port Stephens, approximately 200 kilometres or 90 nautical miles north of Sydney. The region covers nearly 1…

  14. 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 defence system during Wo…

  15. 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 minutes’ stroll away is Anna Bay village…

  16. Broughton Island

    Camping at Little Poverty Beach is a truly special experience. Located on Broughton Island, you'll be camping amongst an active seabird colony- it's a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters. There are plenty of opportunities for w…

  17. Port Stephens Community Arts Centre

    Visit the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre to see an incredible range of artwork and special craft pieces reflecting the great skills of the region's artisans. They have a delightful weekend cafe for light lunches and drinks. The cent…

  18. 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 smorgasbord of eateries, from casual cafes…