TRAVEL ALERT PRIOR TO VISITING
Love seafood and spectacular views? Waterside dining? How about a picnic on a lovely beach? Or a sunset dinner cruise? Then beautiful Port Stephens is deliciously enticing. Savour the locally caught prawns, crabs and lobsters and freshly shucked oysters harvested from the sparkling blue estuary.
Dotted along the stunning waterfront are delightful places to eat and drink. There are marinas with restaurants serving up tasty fare, outdoor dining decks, and pretty bayside picnic areas. You’ll find takeaway fish and chips as well as fish shops selling the catch of the day and other local delicacies. The spectacular dining options are matched by equally stunning locations.
Indulge in a glorious sunset dinner cruise across the calm waters of the bay and watch the bay lights sparkle to life as night falls. Visit a lighthouse for a spot of devonshire tea and an irresistible view over Shoal Bay. Make a delicious detour to Soldiers Point for a sensational seafood feast from Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens. Take it easy and drop into D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay for a tasty wood-fired pizza and an icy cold beer! Venture to the outskirts at Bob's Farm and discover the local vineyard and boutique brewery for a lazy Sunday afternoon of music, food, wine and craft beer.
Discover a vibrant foodie precinct in Nelson Bay with sidewalk cafés and sensational coffee… and beachside cafes in the sleepy towns of Fingal Bay and Anna Bay all add to a wonderful smorgasbord of flavours and food experiences to indulge your senses.