Things To Do

Check out exactly what you can get up to in your Local Government Area

Little over doing the same thing day in day out during lockdown? We’ve pulled together this guide on all the things you can do during lockdown within the Port Stephens Local Government Area. From places to get food and drink takeaway and delivered, to retail shops offering delivery or click and collect options and places you can explore on your daily exercise routine.

Not sure if you’re considered a part of the Port Stephens LGA? For a full list of suburbs that sit within the Port Stephens LGA, click here.


First things first, where can you get out and pick up your daily coffee, drop by and get a tasty lunch, or order a delicious dinner? We’ve done all of the work for you to find out exactly who is open, when they are open, and what they are offering! Click here for the comprehensive guide – have we missed somewhere? Email us!

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Support your favourite local retailers and check out their online offerings. Whether they offer click & collect or you can get your goodies delivered directly to your door, lockdown isn’t stopping us from supporting our local stores!

Burbridge + Burke
Offering FREE Contactless home delivery for locals in Nelson Bay and surrounds. For more info, follow on Instagram here.
Shop online here

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Bay Living & Garden
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Two Bobs Pantry
Pick up a bunch of great pantry items from the local bakery!
When: Tue-Sun | 7.30am-2pm
Where: 4/10 Yacaba St, Nelson Bay

The Home Interior
FREE local delivery
Shop online here


Need an excuse to get outside and stretch those legs? Look no further! We’ve got a long list of places to explore to get in your daily exercise across Port Stephens.

Tomaree Summit Walk
Stretch those legs and get walking up one of the most popular natural attractions in the area; Mount Tomaree. Located at the end of Shoal Bay Road, near the Zenith Beach car park, you will find the gateway to Tomaree Head Summit Walk. A spectacular walking trail ideal for those wanting to sweat it out just a little and experience Port Stephens from above. 

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Go Swimming
Whether you like to go to a crowd favourite or somewhere a little more secluded, the Bay has a beach for you. Little Beach Reserve, Fingal, and Shoal Bay offer up calm waters ideal for some SUP, canoeing, or just lolling about in the water. For a secluded experience Zenith, Box, and Wreck Beach are a little more effort to get to and deliver divine scenes in return.   

Jump of the Jetty
Located smack bam in the middle of Shoal Bay, the jetty is where locals and tourists [in a post-covid world] converge to jump, backflip, or whatever they're comfortable with, off into the water!

Champagne Spa
Keen to have a swim but want to experience something totally new? Head to Boat Harbour’s incredible Champagne Spa – it’s worth it!

Wander Tilligerry Habitat
Get out for some fresh air and see if you can spot some koalas as you wander around the incredible grounds of Tilligerry Habitat.

Gan Gan Lookout
Don’t quite have the energy to take on Tomaree but want to enjoy some views of Port Stephens? Head to Gan Gan Lookout!

Stroll One Mile Beach
Take a slow approach and stroll along One Mile Beach with sand dunes and bushland concealing the streets and building beyond.

Get On Your Bike
Hit the pavement with two wheels and explore your area by bike with Port Stephen’s expansive cycleways.

Worimi Forest Walk
A short 2.8km return walk to the dunes will see you taking in the natural beauty of the area.

The Ultimate Guide to Bushwalking
Keen to explore everything on foot? Click here to explore the ultimate guide to bushwalking in Port Stephens. Keen hikers or a complete newbie; you won’t be disappointed.

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Street Art Wandering
Walking around Nelson Bay you can’t help but notice the lively art walls that have either been slipped into laneways or stand loud and proud within the streetscape.

Virtual Koala Adoption
Been wanting to get to Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary? Well, whilst we might not be able to get there ourselves at the moment, we can still adopt a koala, virtually that is!

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Sculpture Walk at Soldiers Point Marina
Dotted throughout the marina, is an expanding collection of outdoor sculptures created by a broad selection of Australian artists. From Mike Van Dam’s Bubble and Squeak Dolphin chain creation to Sydney artist, Louis Pratt’s 3D bronze statue, The Voyeur, to the marina’s newest piece, Gillie and Marc’s We Ride Together in Love, featuring Rabbitwoman and Dogman riding a bright red Vespa and drinking coffee.
More Info: click here

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