Oceanfront Cafe where the dunes meet the sea Modern bistro fare and share plates in a picturesque location with an open-air terrace and beach views. Open 7 days 8.0...More
Experiences Port Stephens
Something for everyone to do
Surrounded by National Parks and protected Conservation areas, if immersing yourself in nature is your idea of a great time then Port Stephens has you covered. Our region is an aquatic haven, but can also be easily enjoyed on foot. Take in the sites through any number of walking paths through the Tomaree National Park, or brave the waves and go for a dip at Wreck Beach, a local favorite, secluded, walk in-access-only beach.
Activities for everyone
If adventure is more your idea of a good time there’s no shortage of activities to keep you moving. Local dive shops run scuba diving and snorkeling trips out to Broughton Island, or you can snorkel along the conservation area at Halifax to Shoal Bay. Why not learn to surf at One Mile Beach, or book a sand-boarding trip and explore Stockton Sand Dunes and the Worimi Conservation area in a 4×4. If that’s not enough there’s cycle ways, mountain bike trails, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in the bay. There’s also boat hire, charter fishing, whale watching and sailing cruises where you’ll spot dolphins, sea turtles and even the occasional penguin if you’re lucky.
Something for the kids
Port Stephens is great for kids and families, whether it’s playing in the calm waters of the bay that appeals to you, or getting up close and personal with some local wildlife, there’s something for everyone. Animal lovers are in for a treat when they drop in at Oakvale and meet a mix of furry and feathery friends. Or you can stop by Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters and dip your feet in the Fingill Lagoon and learn from local biologists about the importance of protecting our marine environments and sealife. There’s also the Nelson Bay cinema, Ten Pin Bowling and Toboggan Hill to keep you entertained on rainy days.