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Day Trips around Port Stephens

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A Wilderness Delight

Just an hour’s short drive from Port Stephens is one of the highest points in Australia, the World Heritage area of Barrington Tops National Park. Serviced by interesting towns such as Dungog and Gloucester, experience a stunning wilderness area with untamed rugged mountains, gorges, cliffs, abundant wildlife, cool streams, waterfalls, dense forests and challenging walking trails. 


The Hinterland Rambler

Take in the picturesque rural drive around the western areas of Port Stephens. From Raymond Terrace historical buidings to exploring the quiet country roads around places such as Seaham, Duns Creek, Woodville, Hinton and Wallalong. Visit the historic Morpeth built in sandstone and timber beside the Hunter River. 

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Tranquil & Relaxing

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Port Stephens, Karuah provides a tranquil experience. Sit on the banks of the Karuah River, fish from the jetty or relax and enjoy the freshest oysters grown locally from Swan Bay. Kayak and explore the waterways, paddle your way towards Fame Cove. Walk along the boardwalk on the Tilligerry Peninsula to spot koalas living in their natural habitat.


Discover Newcastle

As the second oldest city in New South Wales, Newcastle is stepped in history with heritage buildings.With a variety of restaurants, a mix of boutique shopping and a range of inner city galleries, exploring Newcastle is a treat for the senses.








Maps are the most important tool for getting to Port Stephens and around so you know where you are and where you want to go easily.