Port Stephens is a perfect escape for those wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of the city, those in need of a little pampering, anyone looking for outdoor entertainment or the pursuit of fun. From fantastic restaurants, attractions, water sports and activities there is something for everyone. Port Stephens is approximately 2 hours drive north of Sydney and only a short drive from Newcastle. Port Stephens is a destination rather than a town. The area is comprised of a number of towns situated around the perimeter of the harbour and waterways all with their own charm and attractions.
Port Stephens offers an exciting choice of shopping areas. Raymond Terrace is the centre for local Government. It has the major amenities with supermarkets, specialty shops banks and department stores. In the Port area, Salamander Bay is the major retail shopping area. Holiday makers can enjoy competitive choices with the convenience of relaxed coastal shopping. Head to Nelson Bay to enjoy the buzz of the boardwalk beside the world renowned marina and the beautiful foreshore. Other villages such as Anna Bay, Shoal Bay, Karuah, Lemon Tree Passage and Tanilba Bay all have their local shopping precincts so you are never far from what you need.
Port Stephens is renowned for its water sports. Covering nearly 1000 square kilometres the region provides for a range of activities including fishing, whale and dolphin watching, surfing, water skiing, boating kayaking, swimming and house boating. The waterways are vast and magnificent and would take a very long holiday indeed to explore them all. This is one of Australia's finest holiday destinations and it is wise to book early.
There is a wide range of holiday accommodation available in the area. This ranges from backpacker hostels through hotel and motels of every standard through to self contained holiday apartments and magnificent resorts. House boats are also available for hire for those who prefer to holiday right on the water. Resort guests can enjoy the privacy of courtyards and balconies, day spas, pools, tennis courts, magnificent golf courses and beautiful restaurants and cafes. Resorts also offer excellent facilities and accommodation for weddings and honeymoons meeting all your needs at one convenient location.
There is a huge range of day tours and activities to participate in. Tours include four wheel drive adventures, whale and dolphin watching, fishing, wild life excursions, seaplane flights, parachuting, sea kayaking and diving. There is truly something for everyone.
In this website you will find a wide range of information to assist you in planning and booking your Port Stephens accommodation. Call our Australian freecall number 1800 815378 to talk to one of our helpful consultants or send in an email request.