Kids will never be bored in Port Stephens

School Holiday Guide to Port Stephens

Don’t forget to use your Dine and Discover vouchers at participating businesses.


Oakvale Wildlife Park
Head along with the family and explore the free-roaming animals, keeper talks, feedings shows, playground, BBQ facilities as well as an onsite café.
Pricing: From $17.50pp
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Go Karts Go
Do the kids like racing? Well, Newcastle’s biggest, fastest, and most exciting 4-stroke go-kart track at Go Karts Go Broadmeadow is open and ready and roaring to go!
Pricing: From $35pp
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Toboggan Hill Park
Take on the challenge of the 1km Toboggan Run reaching speeds up to 50km p/h. With lots of other activities available at the centre; you can spend a whole day there!
Pricing: From $6pp (per activity)
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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
Explore the large lagoons with sandy shores, rocky reefs, caves, crevices, holes and have a shark and ray experience like no other. The Irukandji Shark & Ray Centre in Anna Bay is one of the best family-friendly experiences and ideal for the school holidays. 
Pricing: From $19.50pp
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Fighter World
For the lovers of planes! There’s plenty to see and do with many improvements and some new displays.
Pricing: From $10pp
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Located in the heart of Nelson Bay. Grab some tickets, a snack from the Candy Bar; old fashioned choc-tops and warm buttery popcorn, and settle into one of our 3 cinemas and enjoy a movie
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Port Stephens Surf School
Learn to surf and experience one of the most exciting & popular recreational activities. Learn to stand up and catch the white-water waves of beautiful One Mile Beach.
Pricing: From $65pp for a group lesson
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Spirited Play Café
A Creative Play Cafe, has all that you expect from an indoor play cafe and more! A play centre with a jam-packed school holiday calendar.
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Zone Out Arcade
Explore all of Zone Out's arcade games. Challenge your friends in our competitive zone.
Pricing: From $20pp
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Hellfire Paintball
Has it been a while since you really felt a rush? Live on the edge and experience adrenaline-charged excitement with Hellfire Paintball, the home of paintball and skirmish games with 4 awesome fields.
Pricing: From $60pp
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Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary
A unique opportunity to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. The Sanctuary Story Walk is an immersive educational pathway and the Newcastle Airport SKYwalk viewing platform offers a unique ‘tree top’ perspective.
Pricing from: $25pp
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David Grahams Golf Complex
Golf, golf and more golf .. try frisbee golf (yes, a Frisbee), soccer golf, 20-hole putt putt – perfect for all weather, a 3-par golf course or just practice your swing at the driving range. You can also give it your best shot with laser clay shooting or laser tag.
Price: From individual activities to combo fun packs.
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Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
Children’s Discovery Day will take place on the 29th June and activities include plant propagation, craft activities, a biodiversity display, garden tours, a botanical treasure hunt and much more!
Price: $5pp or $10 per family car
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Tilligerry Habitat
Grab a map from the office and set off exploring. There are gravel tracks and boardwalks that’ll lead you through swamp mahogany paperbark forest and woodland and over freshwater streams. Keep an eye out for the koalas
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Sand Dune Adventures

Get the adrenaline pumping and sandboard down Stockton sand dunes. It’s a great experience for the whole family.

Walks on the beach probably aren’t that out of the ordinary. But one that involves riding on top of a camel? or saddle up on horseback for a beach ride.

Discover the endless dunes, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and experience the thrills of quad-biking. Ride off into the horizon and across the mountainous sand.

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Coastal Adventures

The aqua blue waters of Shoal Bay provide a relaxing and aesthetically pleasing experience of paddle boarding or kayaking across crystal clear waters.

Sponge and kelp gardens that wobbegong sharks, nudibranchs, blue gropers, pineapple fish and the occasional seahorse call Port Stephens home and the best way to see them is diving or snorkelling.

The whales are here, and Port Stephens is known as the Humpback highway and undeniably one of the best places to spot these majestic mammals or hop aboard a cruise to see our resident dolphins, even explore Fingal Island.

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Seven Spectacular Walks, Hikes and Cycling Routes in Port Stephens
They range in difficulty, but they all promise splendid views of the New South Wales coast, native forests and wildlife — and, if you're there at the right time of year (May to Nov), glimpses of the whales.

Here are a handful that you should add to your to-do list, plus a couple of routes that you can do on two wheels, too.

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*prices as of 25.6.2021 and are subject to change







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