Neighbourhoods of Port Stephens

Welcome to the neighbourhood! Here you can explore the neighbourhoods of Port Stephens’s and the bonus is that many are located close to each other, making it possible to have many different experiences whether you have a few days or a week.

From scenic walks along the never-ending coastline and cruises on the turquoise waters to adventures on the awe-inspiring sand dunes and delicious seafood dinners at sunset, the neighbourhoods of Port Stephens are sure to impress. 

Shoal Bay

A postcard perfect beach with soft white sand, turquoise waters, a lighthouse at one end and the famous Mount Tomaree at the other. This heavenly hamlet is just 5 minutes from Nelson Bay CBD and handy to clubs, pubs, restaurants, cafes and water activities.

Fingal Bay

A picturesque coastal village with a relaxed ‘holiday’ vibe surrounded by natural bushland with a white sweeping sandy beach, rocky coastlines and the passing parade of Humpback Whales. Families come here year after year and make holiday memories that last a lifetime.

Nelson Bay

The heart of Port Stephens, Nelson Bay is the CBD of the Tomaree Peninsula and the main tourist precinct with its thriving marina, pretty foreshore, bustling shopping, cafes and restaurants. D'Albora Marinas is here, where you board the boats for your water cruises.

Corlette and Salamander Bay

This area has relaxing walks, gorgeous parks and reserves perfect for picnics and cycle paths where you can ride into Nelson Bay. You can choose luxury accommodation by the sea or casual, family style boasting Australia's largest swimming pool.

Soldiers Point

Known for the best sunsets in Port Stephens, Soldiers Point is located on the peninsula with stunning waterways and calm swimming beaches on offer, you’ll never want to leave. Jetties on either side of the point offer great fishing with easily accessible boat ramps.

Anna Bay

Anna Bay is the entry point to one of the most significant land formations on the east coast. The Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, in the Worimi Conservation Lands, are the largest moving coastal dunes in the southern hemisphere.

Raymond Terrace and Karuah

Raymond Terrace is a rural district set on the banks of the Hunter River perfect for waterskiing or picnics on the grassy banks. Twenty minutes further north is the tranquil riverside hamlet of Karuah known for its plump freshly shucked oysters.

Tilligerry Peninsula

If you are heading into Nelson Bay, a turn off the main road will direct you to the Tilligerry Peninsula leading to the historic Tanilba Bay, Lemon Tree Passage and Mallabula - all relaxed waterfront hamlets in nature’s playground.

One Mile and Boat Harbour

Where the the bush meets the rugged coastline, known for its natural beauty, secluded beaches, stunning coastline walks, rainforest and koala habitats. If you want to get back to nature or you're backpacking around the globe - this is the perfect destination.

Salt Ash and Bobs Farm

The Salt Ash and Bobs Farm precinct is the food bowl of the peninsula with working farms and vineyards providing foodies with farm-gate fresh produce. The area has unique animal adventures for the whole family or get revved up if your'e more adventurous.

Williamtown and Medowie

Home to Newcastle Airport in Port Stephens, and just 25 minutes from Nelson Bay, this area ticks off transport, activities, golf, fresh produce and access to the famous Worimi Conservation Stockton Beach Sand Dunes.

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