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Escape to Port Stephens

More than just pristine beaches...

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When was the last time you headed up to the Bay? Whether it's for a Summer holiday, a weekend away or simply a day trip, Port Stephens is a convenient getaway for us Novos. 

 

En Route

Before you even get up to the Bay there are a few must do pitstops. Starting with Murray's Brewery for a beer (or three), before heading up to Birubi to enjoy the views at Crest and take part in some sandboarding.

Birubi Beach

Eat

Once you get to Nelson Bay there are heaps of delicious food options! Starting with Breakfast and a coffee at The Little Nel Cafe, morning tea at the Inner Light Tea Rooms, lunch at Little Beach Boathouse followed by afternoon drinks at their new waterfront bar. Before finishing up at Evviva for tapas and wine for dinner.

 

The Little Nel Cafe

The Little Nel Cafe The Little Nel Nelson Bay 2315
Big breakfasts, coffee + sun drenched deck, Nelson Bay

Little Beach Boathouse

Little Beach Boathouse Little Beach Boathouse Nelson Bay 2315
The ultimate waterfront bar + restaurant, Nelson Bay

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Get active

By discovering one of the 26 pristine beaches in Port Stephens, maybe even go diving in one of the marine reserves, or head out on a whale and dolphin watching cruise.

And if you've over indulged at lunch why not conquer the Tomaree Head Summit walk, to burn off those extra calories!

Tomaree Head Summit walk

Tomaree Head Summit walk Tomaree National Park Nelson Bay 2315
Pack a hamper and stretch the legs up Tomaree Head Summit walk

Stay

Have you heard of glamping? Aka glamourous camping?

Well, it's now available at Port Stephens at the Thou Walla Sunset Retreat, Soldiers Point. With a king size bed, private deck, fireplace and uninterrupted sunset views, this is camping on steriods.

Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

Thou Walla Sunset Retreat 2 Ridgeway Avenue Soldiers Point 2317
You don't have to give up all your favourite things when you go camping.

 

 

 

Maybe it really is time to escape! To award winning restaurants, pristine beaches, a craft beer brewery and oodles of natural beauty, it's no wonder Port Stephens is one of our fave local escapes.

 

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www.portstephens.org.au
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