Port Stephens offers all the facilities for mobility restricted visitors. The Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre can assist with accommodation enquiries and reservations, with a variety of accommodation houses offering suitable facilities.
Many of the larger accommodation houses feature an in-house restaurant suitable for easy access. Within the Nelson Bay CBD there are a few cafes and restaurants on ground level, including sidewalk cafes and waterfront cafes.
In Port Stephens you can visit the Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse, which offers stunning views of the area. Or if it’s beautiful scenery you’re after why not undertake the Tomaree Headland torpedo tubes walk, which commences at Zenith Beach car park. There is a wheelchair friendly path for the length of the walk, with several stops along the way to rest and take in the view.
For those that like fishing, there are also a number of jetty’s in Port Stephens which are accessible for wheelchairs, there are also a number of beachside viewing areas and sensory experiences on offer.
Ngoika Centre Horticulture Education and Therapy Centre is a unique building designed especially to cater for people with a disability. In front of the centre is a sensory trail: a concrete pathway brushing past lots of interesting and fragrant plant species. Next door is the Port Stephens Native Flora Garden, and nearby at the beach there is a special jetty leading into the water for disabled swimming.