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.
Get Snapping for the Sea Slug Census Saturday September 9 at Port Stephens. Nelson Bay is a Sea Slug hot-spot with more than 250 unique species so far identified in Port Stephens waters.
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.
Port Stephens is renowned for its pristine waters and premium fresh seafood and this delicious, month-long, destination-festival is the best time to experience it, at its peak and right at the source.
This time of the year is peak season for creamy Port Stephens rock oysters. Forty local oyster growing families will come to town as part of the Farmers of The Sea. You won’t find fresher than freshly shucked and whole oysters, straight from the leases, at the tasting stalls of local oyster growers.
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.