Naturefest 2017

With Tomaree National Park, the Worimi Conservation Lands (encompassing the monumental Stockton Bight Sand dunes) and a marine park covering 98,000 hectares... it’s little wonder we attract so many nature lovers to the region. Take a Marine Park day cruise to see our resident dolphins and between May and November be amazed by the passing parade of migrating Humpback whales - a magnificent sight. See koalas in their natural habitat, pat a kangaroo, take a coastal walk, discover scenic mountain bike trails, or climb Tomaree headland and be rewarded with a spectacular view! 

This is natures playground so let’s celebrate all things Mother Nature… Welcome to Naturefest 2017


Naturefest Program



Snap whatever you like as long as it reflects the ‘Natural Environment of Port Stephens’ - whether it’s an ibis on your iPhone, a pelican on your Pentax, a koala on your Kodak, a sunset on your Samsung, or humpback on your Hasselblad… the best photos will win you great prizes.

This competition is free to enter and is open to all ages and images will be judged based on four categories; i) On-the-land ii) On-the-sand iii) On-the-water iv) Below-the-water. There is a People’s Choice which will be awarded based on the image with the most ‘likes’ on the Port Stephens Facebook page.

An Overall Best Shot from all categories will also be awarded winning you a $500 JB HI-FI voucher.

The competition runs from Thursday 1st June 2017 to Sunday 16th July 2017. Here you will find full details of the competition and prizes and how to enter.

*View Shutterfest Terms & Conditions

Submit Entry Here

Shutterfest 2018

Human Whale

On Saturday 15th July, the human Humpback makes a comeback… at an all new location!

Get some porpoise in your life and join our World Record attempt to create the biggest human humpback as we celebrate Naturefest and the annual whale watching season. Join all the fun as the mammoth mammal takes shape on the sand of Fingal Beach. Registration is from 10am – 12noon in the reserve at Fingal Bay with the formation at 12noon on the beach.

FREE shuttle departing every 30mins between 9am - 11am from D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay CBD & Shoal Bay.

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