Port Stephens Area attractions

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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 reserve adjacent to Seaham vil…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 …

  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. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…