Port Stephens

Best of Both Worlds

Seeing a dolphin can brighten anyone’s day. In the idyllic region of Port Stephens you are bound to see your fair share of these fun loving sea creatures. The alluring beaches and bays can be admired from the crystal clear water itself either surfing, snorkelling or sailing. A perfect holiday playground all year round.

Things to see and do

Fast Facts

Find a Holiday Park in the Port Stephens Region

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    Birubi Beach Holiday Park
    37 James Paterson Street, Anna Bay
    Port Stephens
    Australian Motor Home Tourist Park
    4406 Pacific Highway, Twelve Mile Creek
    Port Stephens
    Island Leisure Village
    15 Fenninghams Island Road, Bobs Farm
    Port Stephens
    Ingenia Holidays
    Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock
    554 Gan Gan Road, One Mile
    Port Stephens
    Ingenia Holidays
    Shoal Bay Holiday Park
    71 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
    Port Stephens
    Port Stephens Holiday Parks
    Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest
    Booner Street, Hawks Nest
    Port Stephens
    Reflections Holiday Parks
    Koala Shores Holiday Park
    2 Oyster Farm Road, Lemon Tree Passage
    Port Stephens
    Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach
    426 Gan Gan Road, One Mile
    Port Stephens
    Ingenia Holidays
    BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point
    122 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point
    Port Stephens
    BIG4
    Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmy's Beach
    Coorilla Street, Hawks Nest
    Port Stephens
    Reflections Holiday Parks
    Myall River Camp
    341 Mungo Brush Road, Hawks Nest
    Port Stephens
    BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park
    88 Holdom Road, Karuah
    Port Stephens
    BIG4
    Thou Walla Sunset Retreat
    2 Ridgeway Avenue, Soldiers Point
    Port Stephens
    Port Stephens Holiday Parks
    Halifax Holiday Park
    5 Beach Road, Nelson Bay
    Port Stephens
    Port Stephens Holiday Parks
    Emerald Tiki Village Caravan Park
    4296 Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay
    Port Stephens
    Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary
    562 Gan Gan Road, One Mile
    Port Stephens
    Port Stephens Holiday Parks
    Fingal Bay Holiday Park
    52 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay
    Port Stephens
    Port Stephens Holiday Parks
    BIG4 Bays Holiday Park
    23 Port Stephens Drive, Anna Bay
    Port Stephens

Major Destinations

Hawks Nest is one of the main gateways to Myall Lakes National Park. A network of interconnected lakes and rivers that is one of the most popular houseboating destinations in the country. These lakes are also superbly equipped for recreational boating and fishing.

The tranquillity of this particular region and its proximity to many outstanding natural attractions has made it a favourite holiday destination for those wishing to escape city and suburban stress. Many holiday regulars return here year after year.

Things to See & Do

  • Beaches
  • National Parks
  • Fishing

Considered the gateway to the northern arm of Port Stephens, Karuah is a small peaceful town on the banks of the Karuah River.

The river presents a range of recreational options with fishing and relaxing by a riverside park complete with wharf and tidal pool popular past times.

If you feel like some friendly competition, Karuah also has an excellent golf course and the RSL offers lawn bowls.

Things to See & Do

  • Fishing
  • Golf

Guarding the point nudged by Tilligerry Creek as it spills into Port Stephens, Lemon Tree Passage looks out across a narrow passage to Bulls Island.

The township offers a variety of gentle, coastal walking trails and a central boat ramp provides direct access to the port’s mainstream. Lemon Tree Passage, is one of the prime secluded spots on the southern shore of a waterway which is now firmly established among the finest aquatic playgrounds on Australia’s east coast.

The stretch of beach known as One Mile is located in the residential area of Forster and is extremely popular with surfers and families. Patrolled during the holidays and on weekends the beach is bordered by a large park with barbecue, picnic facilities and playground equipment.

The northern end is the access to Bennett’s Head lookout where 360 degree views of the area can be enjoyed. It also boasts Giant Sandhill, popular for sand sliding and boarding.

Anna Bay is located in picturesque Port Stephens, approximately 45 minutes drive north of Newcastle. Named after a boat that was alleged to have been ship wrecked there, Anna Bay today boasts bays and beaches with One Mile Beach a main attraction for surfers.

Things to See & Do

  • Anna Bay
  • Surf Schools,
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching
  • Tours
  • Sand boarding
  • 4WD
  • Beaches
Named after the Corporals Guard once stationed there and formerly called friendship point, Soldiers Point lies on a spectacular peninsula that juts out from the southern shores of Port Stephens, separating one side of the port from the other. Not far from Soldiers Point is Salamander Bay, Port Stephens’ major retail shopping centre.

Fingal & Shoal Bay provides the perfect spot for a day at the beach, swimming, fishing, surfing, a picnic or a barbeque. The beaches are ideal for families and offers a shop, BBQ facilities, playground, showers, toilets and a cycle path.

At Fingal Bay you can also take a walk to Barry Park or cross the spit to see the lighthouse. Just make sure you check the tide times first.

Nelson Bay is equipped for all aquatic pursuits, whether you feel like taking a dolphin-watch cruise to marvel at the antics of these aquatic acrobats, hand feeding the blue gropers at the Fly Point-Halifax Park Aquatic Reserve or simply spending the day at Dutchies Beach, the perfect place for a family getaway. You’ll also enjoy the buzz of the boardwalk beside the world-renowned marina and its glorious foreshore.

Things to See & Do

  • Beaches
  • Family Fun
  • National Parks

Touring Routes

Travelling from Sydney to Tweed Heads, you’ll see spectacular scenery along the way, from rolling green hinterland, to rugged national parks and great surf beaches. More Information