Port Stephens, a destination waiting to be discovered, is a wonderful beach escape on a sparkling blue bay. Relax on one of 26 beautiful sandy beaches, meet the resident bottlenose dolphins, enjoy fun water sports, explore giant sand dunes and savour delicious waterfront places to eat. Port Stephens is made up of the towns and villages of Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Anna Bay, Lemon Tree Peninsula, Raymond Terrace, Karuah and surrounds.
From Sydney, it’s an easy two and a half hours drive north, only 20 minutes from Newcastle Airport and daily coach transfers from Sydney.
Best time to visit
Port Stephens is an ideal location throughout the whole year, especially during May to November with the opportunity to see the annual migration of the humpback whales. Groups are best placed Sunday to Thursday outside of the Summer and Autumn School holiday periods however Port Stephens can and does host events 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
Port Stephens enjoys a temperate year round climate without the high humidity and seasonal temperature extremes.
Port Stephens is a fantastic destination to entertain partners or family during your conference or event. The diverse range of activities within and around Port Stephens will keep partners and family as active or relaxed as they desire no matter what the weather, no matter what the budget, Port Stephens has plenty to offer.
Port Stephens is located adjacent to the vibrant city of Newcastle, the world famous Hunter Valley, internationally renowned wilderness area of Barrington Tops and the start of the Mid North Coast of NSW. With the Pacific Highway, New England Highway and the Golden Highway (from Dubbo) all passing through or near Port Stephens, and Newcastle Airport located in the heart of Port Stephens, pre and post tour options are limitless.