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D'Albora Marinas

6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 1333
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THE PLACE HAS GOT DRAB

We haven't been to the marina in years as there are so many great places to visit in the area. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iamsuey
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NSW Australia
Perfect place to watch the sunset.

The marina is a beautiful location to watch the views, boats, pelicans and people fishing. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dannielle M
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Werrington
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D’ALBORA Marinas is the largest marina operator in Australia with seven marinas, offering exchange berthing rights and a premium service, while fostering a genuine sense of belonging within our community.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice creamery” (23 reviews)
“fish feeding” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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+61 2 4984 1333
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"ice creamery"
in 23 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 15 reviews
"fish feeding"
in 19 reviews
"marina area"
in 10 reviews
"nice marina"
in 9 reviews
"seafood"
in 17 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 5 reviews
"water activities"
in 5 reviews
"hogs breath"
in 6 reviews
"great location"
in 9 reviews
"lovely spot"
in 5 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 9 reviews
"school holidays"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 9 reviews
"whale watching"
in 15 reviews
"port stephens"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to the marina in years as there are so many great places to visit in the area. We thought we would grab a quick coffee at one of the places at the marina on our way home. Firstly was not impressed to...More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We just hosted the Festival Weekend at d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay for The Port Stephens 2018 Love Sea Food Festival which is currently being held during the month of August. There are so many fantastic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The marina is a beautiful location to watch the views, boats, pelicans and people fishing. We were told that dolphins come around the rock wall at sunset but we didn’t see any. Perfect spot for watching the sunset and watching people fish. Next time we...More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is a wonderful place to watch the boats, people and pelicans. d'Albora Marinas are fish friendly marinas, there is not actually any fishing allowed within the marina. However, fishing is allowed from nearby off the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the marina is so clean and spacious. We had our fish & chips at one of or the restaurant there. there are two winding machine selling life bait! this is the first time for us and we are quite amused with it. haha.

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay, has a wonderful selection of food and beverage offerings and the frozen bait vending machines are always a novelty!

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

For a large busy area I have always found the Marina to be clean,well presented and sign posted with a variety of stores available including bars,food and souvenirs.

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is one of our busiest marina precincts and has so much to offer visitors. Thank you for sharing your view of our efforts.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We visit regularly and on our last trip in June 2018 we noticed the wi fi was not working at all for over a week. We also found the prices at some of the eateries a little over the top. Perhaps this would explain the...More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Yes, d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay certainly is a beautiful place to visit and walk around.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

A long time favourite of ours as we love Post Stephens & in particular, Nelson Bay, but the Marina was a little disappointing this last visit. So many empty 'to let' shops that were once bustling cafe's & eateries & it had an empty desolate...More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Member Services at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is a hub of activity especially on weekends due to the markets and live entertainment. During the month of August there is the 'Love Seafood' festival happening in Port Stephens with...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been to the bay for ages, so when we decided to go out for a day trip we headed here. Thought we would go down to the marina as it has always been a busy little hub in the past. We got an...More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Yes, d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is a hub of activity with a great variety of food and beverage offerings, scuba diving, cruise operators, boutique gift shops and much more. Winter sometimes makes things seem a...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Family and I were visiting from Melbourne and our private accommodation was across the road from the Marina. We were at the Marina everyday either eating, having a stroll, having a coffee, grabbing an ice-cream or just still and watching some nice boats go out....More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. There is always something to see and do at the marina, or don't do anything. As you noted, sometimes just being still and watching the boats go by is the most relaxing thing to do.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Nice Marina with restaurants, shopping and lots of boat activities and cruises to choose from. It is a good place to wile away time and enjoy a coffee or meal while admiring the boats moored in the Marina. There is a cruise company that operates...More

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes, it is coming up to whale watching season and there have already been some sightings! There are 2 whale watching cruise operators at d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay, they are Imagine and Moonshadow.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to wander around - tranquil setting, cafes, fishing spots and kids play equipment. Plenty of parking too.

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DALBORA_Marinas, Concierge at D'Albora Marinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes, d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay is a wonderful place to wonder around and relax with the family. The kids really enjoy the daily fish feeding at the marina too.

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Sim W
14 May 2018|
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Response from DALBORA_Marinas | Property representative |
Hello, We have four hour parking in our car park and charge $1.30 per hour and $2.70 in peak periods. The council car park might be different, sorry I don't know how much they charge or how long you can park in that one. I... More
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Mc M
8 October 2016|
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Response from homeawayfromhome2011 | Property representative |
Doggie friends are most welcome and you will find a drinking bowl for your pups at the Marina Ice Creamery
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Linda C
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Response from Jen H | Reviewed this property |
Theres a good seafood place on ground Level there. Service isn't that great though. And the price is abit expensive. Enjoy
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