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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
From surfing sand dunes to hiking up coastal headlands, Port Stephens, in New South Wales, has adventure in spades. Here are our five favourite activities for adrenaline junkies:
Port Stephens has as much surf as it does turf. If this is a pitstop on the legendary Pacific Coast Drive or you’re docking for the weekend, then follow our itinerary and scratch the sandy surface of what’s possible in Port Stephens, only 2 1/2 hours' north of Sydney.
Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Port Stephens is the perfect school holiday destination, with plenty of activities to suit the fussiest five-year-old or budding photographer in your family. Help form a humongous human Humpback, create your own bird feeder, tackle one of our many cycle trails or capture the best nature shot in Port Stephens to win a fantastic Shutterfest prize. Here is our list of top activities for this July school holidays in Port Stephens.