Top 5 for Friends
You can sit around, relax on the waterfront and catch up with friends or you can get out and about for some adventure and fun together.
1. Long Lunch
Catch up with friends over a few cleansing ales, catch the old timber ferry to Tea Gardens Hotel for their fish 'n' chips in a newspaper cone, taking in the Myall River on the way where you may encounter Bottlenose Dolphins along the way or you may prefer to relax in the surrounds of the vines and visit Murrays Brewery and Port Stephens Winery for some beer and wine tasting , bite to eat and local entertainment.
2. Sand Dunes
Here’s a high adrenaline adventure you’ll be talking about for weeks. Stockton Sand Dunes is great fun for a bunch of friends. Sandboard down the 40 metre high sand dunes, cruise along 32 kilometres of beach visit 'Tin City' where a number of movies including Mad Max have been made, before reaching the Sygna Shipwreck, a Norwegian bulk carrier blown ashore in 1974 by strong winds.
3. Fishing and Snorkelling
Get together for a fun day on the water. You can choose to hire some gear and adventure under the sea for some diving or snorkelling, Port Stephens is renowned for the best shore diving in NSW with a large marine park surrounding most of the sites. Trying to catch the "big one" head off shore for some deep sea or game fishing where you will be taken to the regions "hot spots" to bait, hook and clean your "catch of the day".
4. Golf for the boys .... Shopping for the girls
Girls take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Nelson Bay and the waterfront at d'Albora Marina which are home to some boutique fashion and homeware stores or Salamander Shopping Centre is great for a rainy day with over 50 speciality stores. Boys can choose from some beautifully manicured golf courses whether your a professional or amatuer, offering a unique experience, bushland settings and lots of native wildlife. Most courses offer golf and cart hire.
5. Triple the Adventure
Looking for some fun and adventure? Triple the Adventure combines the 3 must do experiences in Port Stephens: Fly the ultimate high above Port Stephens whilst Parasailing, meet the resident dolphins, enjoy a buffet lunch then slide down 40 metre high sand dunes.