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Life’s too short for bad food & wine

From fine dining to fish & chips, the abundance of local produce fresh from the farmgate and the fishing trawlers together with the spectacular location has put Port Stephens firmly on the map for foodies and top chefs alike.

With local farms growing everything from avocados and stone fruit to figs and macadamias and of course the abundant seafood caught daily... it’s easy for chefs to take their menu inspiration from the seasonal produce they find on their doorstep.

The spectacular dining options are matched by equally stunning locations. Views over the water to watch the sun sink slowly behind a marina, fish and chips by the beach or fine dining in a boathouse. Sidewalk cafés, great coffee, a vineyard and boutique brewery all add to the many options to indulge your senses.

Chefs are drawn to the region by the lifestyle, location and the wonderful produce available all serving to inspire their innovation and delight the foodies.

  • Dinner Cruise ...cruise around the calm waters of the bay and enjoy a sunset dinner cruise..or catch a ferry to tea gardens for a delicious lunch at one of the waterfront cafés pubs or restaurants.
  • Private Picnic ...surprise someone special pack a picnic basket and don’t forget the champagne.. then take a scenic helicopter, or a stretch hummer, to a secret location for a private, romantic beachside picnic.
  • Pub Grub ... a range of pubs and clubs provide good quality food for the whole family, from seafood extravaganzas to Asian and Mexican cuisine and of course the classic roast.
  • Lighthouse Surprise ...visit the Nelson Head Inner Light Tea Rooms for devonshire tea including free panoramic views of the bay and visit the maritime museum while you’re there.