Planning a getaway to Port Stephens?

Whether you’re after a summer holiday with the family, a romantic weekend away, or a friends catchup break, Port Stephens has become quite the favourite for all types of holidays. But where to start when it comes to accommodation?

There are so many brilliant spots across Port Stephens to explore when it comes to accommodation, but it can be hard to narrow it down to just one! To keep things a little easier for you, and to give you more time to focus on planning what to do and what to see when you’re in Port Stephens, we’ve curated a guide on all of the best accommodation offerings in the area.

Hotels & Apartments


Arriving in Port Stephens in late 2018, this luxury accommodation is the ultimate spot for a vacation. Featuring barefoot luxury, stunning scenery, and exquisite food at Rick Stein’s restaurant, Bannisters at Port Stephens has it all.

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Combining the style and comfort of a luxury hotel with beachfront vistas over Port Stephens Bay and tranquil treetop views, guests can relax and unwind on the edge of paradise.

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Nestled into the backdrop of Soldiers Point peninsula, Bannisters’ boutique hotel is surrounded by water, koala habitat, and a sense of peace and seclusion from hotel to horizon.

Where: 147 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point
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The Anchorage 

Tucked away in Corlette, Port Stephens, overlooking the sparkling marina, lies The Anchorage. Only a 50-minute drive from Newcastle, The Anchorage is a veritable oasis; a calm, serene retreat away from the stresses of daily life; the perfect spot for a short escape.

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Having undergone a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, complete with a day spa and wellness retreat, two onsite restaurants, whisky bar, and two heated swimming pools; what more do you need?

Where: 26 Corlette Point Rd, Corlette
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Holiday Homes & Airbnbs

Bluewater Splendour

Take in the spectacular views to the iconic Port Stephens heads at this home away from home. Whether it's friends or family, we think this could be the ultimate group Beach house accommodation in Port Stephens.

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The three-level holiday home is located on the top of Scott Circuit in Salamander Bay. Accommodating up to 14 guests (with a max of 10 adults), Bluewater Splendour comes complete with a heated infinity pool and three separate entertaining areas; it might just have everything you’ve been searching for.

Where: Salamander Bay
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Kingsley Beach House

The ultimate getaway with oceans views and a short stroll to Boat Harbour Beach is here! Meet Kingsley Beach House. Located directly across from the beach, Kingsley Beach House greets you with its luxurious Hamptons style exterior as you arrive. Step inside to a light-filled haven of warm and welcoming furnishings.

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Just a short drive from the centre of Nelson Bay, Boat Harbour is surrounded by National Parklands and offers a protected sandy beach only a stone’s throw away from the front door. If it’s a no-fuss break you’re after, Kingsley Beach House is our pick.

Where: 59 Kingsley Dr, Boat Harbour
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Phuza Maningi

Did someone say 180-degree water views? Well, Phuza Maningi heard you!

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This mighty holiday home in Corlette sits high overlooking the bay. The five-bedroom holiday home features a large open-plan living space, a never-ending deck that has some of the best views in the area, and even a separate living area for the little ones; what more could you need?

Where: 17 Myan Cl, Corlette
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Salt at Shoal Bay

This luxurious coastal retreat in Port Stephens has been a crowd-pleaser since its opening in early 2018. This unique waterfront property has continued to be a popular choice for those in need of a luxe coastal retreat.

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Located directly opposite Shoal Bay Beach, the low-key but sophisticated interiors stick to a consistent palette of neutral tones, allowing for the views to be the centrepiece.

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The house features three separate spaces; Salt One, Salt Two, and Salt three; each designed to fit families small and large comfortably, all whilst a natural minimalist feel runs throughout, with each having their own distinct style.

Where: 83 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay
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Talm Beach House

Having only launched in December 2021, Talm Beach House is the newest member of the luxurious holiday home offerings in Port Stephens.

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Nestled in Anna Bay, this luxury accommodation can cater for up to ten guests across four large bedrooms. The double-storey home features two vast living areas, a private courtyard, and of course, those iconic ocean views. Whether it’s a private family getaway, couple’s retreat, or gathering with friends; Talm Beach House is perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes.

Where: 8a Birubi Ln, Anna Bay
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The Loft Corlette

A luxe, boutique holiday experience is exactly what is on offer at this holiday home in Corlette. The Loft Corlette is located only steps away from the water and is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, local parks, and amazing Port Stephens’ beaches.

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Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living, a fully equipped kitchen and multiple dining spaces, The Loft Corlette is the perfect spot to base yourself whilst enjoying the best of what Port Stephens has to offer.  

Where: 23 Pantowora St, Corlette
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Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

Escape and get back to nature at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. Opening in late 2020, the sanctuary is all about ensuring first-class care to sick, injured, and orphaned koalas. However, the sanctuary also invites keen koala enthusiasts to make the most of their visit by staying in their glamping tents!

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The deluxe 4-star accommodation allows guests to be able to wake up with the sanctuary’s koalas. You’ll be close enough to experience all that Port Stephens has to offer but secluded enough to have a luxury getaway in native surroundings.

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You’ll even receive access to the park (except for the SKYWALK) once the gates close to day guests. You can wander the Story Walk or night or make your way to one of the open BBQ spaces to cook up a storm late into the evening; just remember to keep an eye out for any other native wildlife!

Where: 562 Gan Gan Rd, One Mile
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Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

Don’t give up all of your favourite things and go glamping at Thou Walla Sunset Retreat in Soldiers Point.

Featuring a king bed, private deck, fireplace, and uninterrupted sunset views, it really is the best way to get to experience a little bit of nature but just not too much.

Where: Ridgeway Ave, Soldiers Point
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