Blessed with 26 white sandy beaches, a vast blue bay and many tranquil inlets, Port Stephens is an idyllic destination about 2.5 hours' drive north of Sydney. With a marine park rich in diversity, the area is famous for its resident dolphins, crystal clear waters and towering sand dunes. Daily dolphin-watching cruises depart from Nelson Bay and the ocean is great for watching whales during their annual migration. Charming towns are framed by bushland, wetlands and volcanic peaks. Enjoy fresh seafood and local wines in delightful settings.
Dotted along the stunning coast of Port Stephens are charming towns. The bigger towns of Port Stephens are Tea Gardens, Shoal Bay and Nelson Bay. Of the smaller towns, Anna Bay is the gateway to the famous Stockton Beach sand dunes and the oasis of One Mile Beach. Fingal Bay is a fishing destination in the Tomaree National Park. Lemon Tree Passage guards Tilligerry Creek point and is home to beautiful native flora walks. Salamander Bay is home to Holberts' delicious oysters. Soldiers Point enjoys a state-of-the-art marina and Tanilba Bay is where visitors flock to see koalas in their natural habitat.Read More