Port Stephens and Nelson Bay is located on the NSW coast just north of Newcastle. It has some of the most beautiful beaches on the NSW coast, plenty of activities to keep you and your kids occupied, and some of the best wineries and restaurants.
From Sydney: 220 kilometres, 2.5 hours drive north from Sydney via the F3 Freeway.
From Newcastle: 50 kilometres, 45 minutes drive north from Newcastle.
Getting to Port Stephens from Newcastle Airport: The best way to see Port Stephens is by car, so hiring a car at the airport is ideal. Otherwise there are buses that will take you to Port Stephens. For further information click on Bus Company links below or phone Port Stephens Coaches (02) 4982 2940 .
Port Stephens is warm in the summer months (Nov - Mar) with an average temperature of 26oc and cooler in the winter months (May - Sep) with an average temperature of 18oc.
Port Stephens offers many exciting activities for the whole family. Get out and enjoy the wonders of the area on your own private 4.35m Stacer Runabout or enjoy the tranquility of a bike ride through some amazing scenery.
Port Stephens is home to the largest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. There are activities from sand boarding to discovery 4WD tours.
Visit the Shark and Ray Centre where you can hand feed sharks, rays, seahorses, eels and fish. This is an exhilarating marine experience for all ages.
Nelson Bay is the town at the eastern end of Port Stephens offering restaurants, shopping and is the home of the Port Stephens fishing and dolphin watching fleet with various vessels available for dolphin cruises, which depart morning and afternoon on a daily basis.
Port Stephens Clubs provide the perfect place to play, meet with friends and relax. Great live entertainment and a casual friendly atmosphere present visitors with a fantastic location to enjoy the views that Port Stephens serves up daily.