More than just pristine beaches...
Less than 1 hour's drive from Newcastle
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.
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.
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
Little Beach Boathouse
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
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
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.