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There’s something special about summer in Port Stephens! Sparkling waters, big blue skies, singing cicadas, bright beach umbrellas, the smell of coconut oil, salt air and something yummy on the barbie... mmmmm smells like holidays to me!

Summer in Nelson Bay is now better than ever with a range of activities and events to keep those... summer days drifting away and ...ah...those summer nights! Dive right in and enjoy!

Download the events calendar here.


New Year’s Eve @ Nelson Bay
The festivities will kick off at 11am with local performer Ben Travis playing a wide range of popular songs from the 80’s to today’s top hits until 2pm. This will be followed by The Fruit Trees 6 - 9pm . Fireworks display will be on from 9pm.
This community event is proudly brought to you by D’Albora Marinas and Tomaree Business Chamber. 

Australia Day
Start your day with a delicious free Aussie Brekkie at Riverside Park in Raymond Terrace followed by the Civic Ceremony including Welcome to Country, announcement of the Port Stephens Annual Award winners, citizenship ceremony and an address from the Australia Day ambassador. Find an array of market stalls, entertainment for kids including face painting and a RAAF Flyover at both the Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay events! You'll find an array of fun activities at the Fly Point in Nelson Bay event including a parade, classic and vintage car displays, smiling at a crocodile, and sheep shearing.. At Henderson Park in Lemon Tree Passages, the tunes from bush band Brumby's run and the Australian Army Band will entertain you and you can finish the day off by being dazzled by fireworks in Karuah.

Get more information here Australia Day 2017  for specific locations. 

School Holiday Fun
With 26 beaches there is plenty of choice to cool off and relax these school holidays. However in readiness for the  “Mum/Dad were bored” we have complied our list of 10 fun activities for the school holidays. Click here to read more.

Need help arranging your stay?
Looking for accommodation? looking for tours? looking for activities, want to find a walking trail, need a map? You can book online HERE or visit the team at the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre.

For further events view the Port Stephens events calendar.


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