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Beyond the sand and water

It’s hard not to be swept up in the beautiful coastline of Port Stephens, but this region offers visitors more than just a beachside escape. From world-class golf courses to deluxe dining, trendy bars and spectacular wildlife activities, the area is renowned for its wonderfully diverse range of experiences.

 

Golfers paradise in Port Stephens

Looking for the perfect destination for a weekend escape? Stop searching, we’ve found it!

It’s time to stop depriving yourself and put the Port Stephens and Hunter Valley region on your must-do list for 2019.

 

There is still time to...

Holidays may be running out but there is still time to do so many things in Port Stephens.

A thrill seeking adventure, romantic getaway, sunset camel ride, sand surfing, glamping under the stars, a swim with wild dolphins. Whatever your theme the choice is endless.

 

Barefoot luxury accommodation arrives in Port Stephens.

A new dining and boutique luxury accommodation property has officially opened right on our doorstep! and Bannisters at Port Stephens lives up to all expectations.

 

How to turn 20 days of leave into more than 50 days of holidays

Like most Australians, you probably have a maximum of 20 days of paid leave each year. We'll tell you the best times to take those days off so you end up with over 50 days of holidays next year.

 

What's The Big Attraction

There are so many things to see and do in Port Stephens. Of course, there are our obvious natural stunners - the beaches, the waterways, the dunes, the whales, the dolphins - but our holiday destination provides visitors with so many activities, attractions and tours that you may have to extend your stay to experience them all.

 

Looking for things to do in Port Stephens, NSW?

You've come to the right place! This beautiful seaside destination located just 2.5 hours to the north of Sydney or 1 hour to the north of Newcastle is known for its array of wonderful beaches, pristine waters and plenty of marine-focused things to see and do. Whale watching and dolphin swims are a key focus at Port Stephens, with a great chance to get out and see the whales during their migratory season just a short boat trip out from the harbour.

 

Beyond the beach in Port Stephens

Quiet coves and great surf beaches have been luring travellers to Port Stephens for generations – and rightly so. But this holiday spot is about more than sand and sunscreen.

 

What to do in Port Stephens in winter: Beaches, coffee, wine and whales.

As we stand on a rocky headland overlooking the Pacific Ocean, we spot a whale and its calf. Moments later we see another, and then another; their distinctive spouts alerting us to their presence. Excitedly, we rush inside our beach house at Fishermans Bay, little realising the show has only just begun.

 

Top 10 Port Stephens Adventure Activities

Winter is both the season and the reason to get moving on your must-do, destination-adventure list and experience the fun and adrenaline that Port Stephens has to offer.

 

The hidden tastes of Port Stephens

As cool weather rolls in and the big crowds move on, the scene is set for some very special food escapes to Port Stephens – where the order of the day on our coastal food trail and local menus is sublime small-farm produce, artisan beer and our famous Port Stephens Seafood - all enjoyed straight from the source!

 

Insider's top tips for a Port Stephens winter escape

Port Stephens is known as the blue water paradise and popular with beachgoers in summer, but it’s also the go-to destination in winter to see humpback whales and enjoy the great outdoors.

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