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Port Stephens See & Do

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 as far as Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands – these nature reserves are the world’s only nesting sites for the endangered Gould's petrel.


d'Albora Marinas
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 and takeaway snacks to sophisticated dining. During the summer and school holidays, enjoy live music, family amusements and events.


Port Stephens Activities
Port Stephens offers some of the best opportunities for activities and adventuring in NSW.

With so many choices, you are sure to find something right for you and your family. There are hours of fun and dozens of adventures to be had in the Port Stephens area.

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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 accessibility and additional features such as the introduction of a viewing platform to the south, which has added a completely new dimension to this tourist attraction, opening up viewing to Stockton Beach, Newcastle and beyond.

Port Stephens Beaches
Port Stephens is known for its wonderful beaches and beautiful sheltered bays, perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

The ocean beaches here are sublime and great for surfing and beach walks. If you're an experienced surfer, don't miss One Mile Beach, Box Beach and Birubi Beach.

With 26 golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many beautiful inlets, Port Stephens is an idyllic beach getaway.

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The Fly Point - Halifax Park Aquatic Reserve
This reserve lies between Fly Point and Nelson Head, it extends from the mean high watermark to 500 metres off shore.

A small area between the two jetties at Little Beach is not included in the reserve.

For the one who likes to snorkel or scuba diver, these shallows reveal a rich variety of fish moving amongst the seagrass beds or between the boulders that layer the seabed.

Soldiers Point Marina
Soldiers Point Marina provides the perfect hub for exploring and enjoying all the land based and aquatic activities this magnificent region offers.

The Marina is located on a promontory on the southern shores of the Port, offering extraordinary views to the west and north across Port Stephens. This is where you will enjoy marina living at its best. By setting new standards with luxuriously appointed amenities, world class facilities and services beyond your expectations.

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 World War II. Fort Tomaree included search light stations, a radar tower, torpedo tubes and barracks, where around 500 army, navy and air force personnel served.

Murray's Brewery and Port Stephens Winery
Port Stephens based Murray's Craft Brewing Co. is one of Australia's leading craft beer brewers, sharing its home with the region's oldest winery, Port Stephens Winery.

From humble beginnings at The Pub With No Beer in Taylors Arm (population 50) on the NSW North Coast just over seven years ago, Murray's Brewery relocated its brewery to larger premises at Port Stephens in 2009 where today it runs a micro brewery, Cellar Door and one of the region's best restaurants.