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  1. 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 natural bush setting with eight…

  2. Tilligerry Habitat State Reserve

    Explore the Tilligerry Peninsula. The Tourist Information Centre can provide tourist brochures, maps, and local history publications. Entry is free, or guided walks are available. Booking is advised by telephone or email. The walks are e…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Oakvale Wildlife Park

      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. The park is home to Australian native, domestic farm…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 little gem, which is a habitat …

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 the adjacent Seaham Swamp. A gre…

  13. 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…

  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. 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…

  16. 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…