The heart of Port Stephens, the Nelson Bay neighbourhood is the CBD of the Tomaree peninsula and the main tourist precinct with its thriving marina, pretty foreshore and bustling commercial centre.

D’Albora Marinas overlooks moored yachts and cruisers from around the world and has a lovely array of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and ice creameries. The fish co-op on the waters edge provides the freshest seafood you can get - prawns, oysters, crabs, lobster squid and fish straight from the trawler.  

These docks are where you’ll get on board for your dolphin and whale watching cruises with Moonshadow-TQC or Imagine Cruises, ferry trips to Tea Gardens or tours around the bay. Swim at Fly Point (a famous scuba diving location) wander the foreshore or cycle the paths to Corlette or Shoal Bay.  

Around the Nelson Bay headland is Little Beach a popular spot for picnickers with its boat ramps, pelicans, grassy foreshore and BBQ areas. The boathouse at the end of the beach has been converted into a restaurant and bar renowned for fine food, great cocktails and spectacular sunsets.

The shopping district close to the marina provides a great mix of specialty shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants as well as cinemas, art galleries, bowling club and a golf club.

Nelson Bay has a wide array of accommodation styles from resorts and hotels, to serviced apartments and holiday parks, pubs and motels. 

Places to Stay

 

Hotel Nelson

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Standard, Deluxe Bayview, Family and Spa rooms, some with private balconies and filtered views towar...

 

Mantra Nelson Bay

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Featuring spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and Penthouses nestled around lagoon pool with recreat...

 

Beaches Apartments

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Most apartments overlook tropical gardens, Solar heated pool and wading area adjoining the BBQ Caban...

 

Central Motel

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Centrally located in the heart of Nelson Bay this 11 unit motel is a short stroll to the marina, bea...

 

Halifax Holiday Park

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are building brand new amenities and construction will occur from early June to l...

 

LJ Hooker Nelson Bay

Holiday Letting & Real Estate in Nelson Bay

We have a range of self-contained holiday units, duplexes and houses positioned from along the tranq...

 

Marty's @ Little Beach

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Spacious, comfortable accommodation featuring self-contained apartments and motel-style rooms quietl...

 

Nelson Bay Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay Bed & Breakfast is located just a 1km walk into Nelson Bay's CBD, Marina, Restaurants, sh...

 

Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

40 self contained 1 & 2 bedroom apartments complete with 2 person spa. Facilities include, outdoor h...

 

Oaks Lure

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

The perfect place for a tranquil escape, Oaks Lure Apartments at Nelson Bay is located in the charmi...

 

Nelson Towers Motel

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Take in the views from the large balcony of a Bay view Suite, or from the inviting rooftop swimming ...

 

Seabreeze Nelson Bay

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Hotel style accommodation conveniently located in the heart of Nelson Bay. All our rooms are fully a...

 

The Landmark Nelson Bay

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

The Landmark Nelson Bay offers accommodation ideal for families, couples and groups alike. Featuring...

 

Cote D'Azur Resort

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

This award winning resort features 54 apartments including 3 penthouse complexes and overlooks Nelso...

 

Marina Resort

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Marina Resort is great place to stay in the heart of Nelson Bay.We offer value for money, convenienc...

 

Port Stephens Accommodation

Holiday Letting & Real Estate in Nelson Bay

Your Port Stephens holiday booking specialist with over 250 apartments, houses, resort units and bud...

Things to See and Do

 

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

Nelson Bay

With a variety of cruises on offer by Moonshadow - TQC Cruises there is a cruise available to suit e...

 

Imagine Cruises

Nelson Bay

With over 20 years experience, Imagine has a great reputation with a wide range of cruises including...

 

Let's Go Adventures - Dive Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay

Let's Go Adventures is located on the waterfront at d'Albora Marina, Teramby Road, in the heart of N...

 

Nelson Bay Health Foods

Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay Health Foods is the only independent health food store in the area. It's one stop shoppin...

 

Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse Cottage

Nelson Bay

National Trust classified the inner lighthouse is suitable for all the family. It offers a mini mari...

 

Nelson Bay Tennis Club Inc

Nelson Bay

Tennis club for social and tournament games.Veterans social days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and S...

 

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre

Nelson Bay

Open 10am-4pm daily. Features displays of oil and watercolour paintings pottery china and quilting w...

 

Toboggan Hill Park

Nelson Bay

Toboggan Hill Park is a fun, adventure filled activity park located in Nelson Bay, Australia. It fea...

 

Bay Bike Hire

Nelson Bay

Port Stephens is great for cyclists and bike riders from serious mountain bikers right through to fa...

 

Boab Boat Hire Port Stephens

Nelson Bay

Trailered modern, efficient, affordable and safe boats for you to hire and drive yourself.

 

Dolphin Swim Australia

Nelson Bay

Dolphin Swim Australia is NSW's first and only permitted WILD dolphin swim. Dolphin Swim Australia i...

 

Feet First Dive

Nelson Bay

Fun for everyone. Snorkelling, guided dives, daily boat trips, PADI training. The latest gear to hi...

 

Nelson Bay Cinemas

Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay Cinema Complex, Latest technology, D.T.S. Sound. 24hr information line 4981 2320

 

Tomaree Coastal Adventures

Nelson Bay

Tomaree Coastal Adventures offers Guided Walks, Nature Play sessions and Outdoor Education programs ...

 

Sacred Tree Markets

Nelson Bay

Sacred Tree Markets are set throughout the idealistic D’ALBORA MARINAS and Nelson Bay Foreshore.

 

Heavenly Tours

Nelson Bay

Hunter Valley Wine Tours, Specialty Tours, Ladies day's, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Airport...

 

Bay Scoot and Wheels

Nelson Bay

Got your bike license and need a holiday ride?Scooters | Motorcycles | CarsArrived in Port Stephens ...

 

Boomerang Bikes

Nelson Bay

It is a stand alone Bike hire station, where bikes are secured and monitored by a remote system.The ...

 

Cameron Stewarts

Nelson Bay

Men's clothing store in Nelson Bay. Exclusive brands to suit all ages, R.M Williams, Blazer, Tommy B...

 

AquaMarine Port Stephens

Nelson Bay

AquaMarine Adventures is about you experiencing the best of what Port Stephens has to offer, a compl...

 

Rotary Club Gym & Exercise Trail

Nelson Bay

The Trail comprises four clusters of Exercise Stations set along the foreshore and connected by a 3k...

 

New Leaf Cosmetic Clinic

Nelson Bay

Welcome to New Leaf Cosmetic Clinic, a locally owned and operated, doctor led cosmetic clinic.

 

Tea Gardens Ferry Service

Nelson Bay

Port Stephens Ferry Service runs daily ferry transfers from Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens. Be eye to eye...

 

Want To Fly Parasail

Nelson Bay

Want to Fly Parasail's crew are dedicated watermen and women. Most of their experience been spent in...

 

Trike Tours

Nelson Bay

Trike Tours - Central Coast the Hunter Valley & Port Stephens was established by Scott who is a fun,...

Places to Eat

 

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

Nelson Bay

With a variety of cruises on offer by Moonshadow - TQC Cruises there is a cruise available to suit e...

 

D'Albora Marinas

Nelson Bay

d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is situated in the idyllic blue waters of Port Stephens. Offering our cu...

 

Inner Light Tea Rooms

Nelson Bay

Take in the spectacular panoramic views of Port Stephens overlooking Shoal Bay Beach and out to Toma...

 

Nelson Bay Golf Club

Nelson Bay

Bounded by Tomaree National Park, this sand-based course in a tree-lined tranquil setting is not onl...

 

Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club

Nelson Bay

Superb dining and bar facilities together with a number of versatile function and meeting rooms cate...

 

Nelson Bay Fishermen's Wharf Seafoods

Nelson Bay

This multi-award winning seafood outlet has to be seen to be believed. Fishermen's Wharf is an insti...

 

Sri Malaysia Restaurant

Nelson Bay

The Sri Malaysia restaurant offers authentic Malaysian Thai Balinese Singaporian and Chinese cuisine...

 

Seabreeze Nelson Bay

Accommodation in Nelson Bay

Hotel style accommodation conveniently located in the heart of Nelson Bay. All our rooms are fully a...

 

Wests Nelson Bay Diggers

Nelson Bay

Enjoy fantastic dining options at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers. .Bay Brasserie is serving succulent stea...

 

Little Beach Boathouse & Bar

Nelson Bay

Little Beach Boathouse offers everything you could need if wanting to dine out while in Port Stephen...

 

The Wood Oven

Nelson Bay

Vehdat and Susie have been passionately making Pizza’s, Pasta’s and Salads in Nelson Bay since 2001!...

 

Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant

Nelson Bay

Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, established in 2006, owned and operated by Indian Punjabi family in ...

 

The Only Place Indian Restaurant

Nelson Bay

Indian cuisine is one of the oldest cuisines in the world. The diversity of Indian culture has broug...

 

Nelson Bay Fish Market

Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay FISH MARKET – Your Local Fish Market (Located under the NSW Maritime Building)Specialisin...

 

Evviva Cafe & Bar

Nelson Bay

Italian for cheers or hurrah, Evviva at Nelson Bay has brought a uniquely European vibe to the Bay, ...

 

The Little Nel

Nelson Bay

The Little Nel has fast become the favourite cafe for the local residents of Nelson Bay.

Blog Posts

 

Beyond the sand and water

It’s hard not to be swept up in the beautiful coastline of Port Stephens, but this region offers visitors more than just a beachside escape. From world-class golf courses to deluxe dining, trendy bars and spectacular wildlife activities, the area is renowned for its wonderfully diverse range of experiences.

Events

 

TYCA's Creative Makers Workshops

Thursday 3rd and 10th October 2019 I 10am to 4pm, Nelson Bay

Are you Creative? Have an idea for a small business? then register for our FREE Creative Makers Work...

 

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Exhibitions

Daily 10am - 4pm, Nelson Bay

You will see an incredible range of artwork and special craft pieces reflecting the great skills of ...

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