Top 5 for Couples
Port Stephens makes a stunning escape for couples looking for romance or just a weekend break. Take a waterfront stroll, discover a shipwreck, pamper yourself, have a sunset picnic or set sail for a romantic evening.
1. Set Sail
Watch the world glide past you in the moonlight as you dine on deck for a romantic dinner cruise or sunset sail. You may prefer to take a sunset kayaking tour with the playful dolphins or cruise onboard one of our many dolphin watch boats.
2. On the Dunes
Whether you’re experienced horse riders or total beginners, there’s a trip for you both in Port Stephens. Enjoy a horse ride along one of Australia's most pristine coastlines, trek through the bush or take a fun camel ride along Stockton beach. Since 1974, the Sygna has rested half out of the water on Stockton Beach, having been blown ashore by strong winds on her maiden voyage. Join a tour of this amazing shipwreck at sunset, when her colours are even more spectacular.
3. Heart Racing
Soar up to 150 metres high with an exhilarating tandem parasail. Perfect for romantic adventurers, this unbeatable experience offers breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the Port on a ballooning parachute, from behind a high-powered speed boat. Why not see Port Stephens from the air and take a helicopter ride on sunrise or sunset, or get dropped off for a romantic beach picnic.
For a waterfront walk with a romantic edge you can’t beat the stroll from Nelson Bay to Corlette Point, otherwise known as the “Bridle Walk”. A climb to the top of Tomaree Mountain is something you won't forget with amazing views of Port Stephens and the offshore Islands. Holberts Oyster Farm on the waterfront offers magnificent, take some champagne and enjoy Port Stephens finest quality oysters. You don't have to own a boat to enjoy the facilities at Soldiers Point boat ramp, this spot, with picnic tables and a little sandy beach, is a great place to watch the sunset.
5. Lazy Day
Clean white sand and warm crystal waters are a great way to unwind, from patrolled beaches and clothes optional to small enclosed bays, there is always somewhere to relax and soak up the sun. End the day with some beer and wine tasting surrounded by lush vineyards, followed by dinner at one of Port Stephens many restaurants offering modern Australian Cuisine, Fresh Local Seafood or if you prefer grab a pizza and head to the waterfront.