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- We enjoyed a walk up to the lookout and although the weather was windy and a bit rainy, it was a great walk and view. Worth doing and it was not that challenging.Written 19 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We were advised by friends that this was a must do lookout and we weren't disappointed!!! We were awestruck with the amazing 180 degree views of the beautiful Pacific and Nelson Bay and surrounding bush. Easy access too, just park at the carpark and it's an easy walk.Written 2 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I've always wanted to check this place out and finally this weekend (since it was cold and rainy on and off at Nelson Bay), we went to Irukandji.
The place was amazing and our lil one (3 year old) just couldn't get so much of it. We were able to pat the sharks and rays, feed them and just let them go around our legs. They're pretty friendly and harmless.
The staff was definitely passionate about the marine habitat and very knowledgeable in giving us much information and background.
you can also snorkel with the sharks!
a definite must to check out whilst there.Written 3 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A lovely light house. The museum was very interesting and only needed a gold coin donation. The car park is small, we were lucky to get a park. The tearoom was busy but the scones and drink didn’t take too long. Really nice scones. The gift shop had some interesting things to buy.Written 29 October 2023
- I loved seeing all these old fighters up close and personal and it's right next to Williamtown AFB so you can watch fighter jets take off and land which is a real experience if you haven't see this before. We managed to see 2 x F35s take off in the 90 minutes we were there.Written 31 July 2022
- Spent just under 3 hours and was really delighted to earn lots about koalas as I was the only person on that experience. KYAH was so knowledgeable and didn’t laugh at any of my questions. I’m only sorry I was too old for the Splash Bay. Everyone was so polite and helpful. We went on a Monday so the place was really quiet.Written 30 October 2023
- Very interesting and visually stunning. Make sure if you are driving yourself to let your tyres down and be aware of protected areas.Written 22 December 2022
- The prime source of fun in Port Stephens is fishing and sea food, which appears to be plentiful from the number of boats we saw at the marina and in driveways.. Go early as parking is taken quickly.Written 10 March 2021
- Delightful for a winter getaway, this pretty little beach is surrounded by lovely bush walks, and the cafe and upstairs restaurants are a great experience. There are also a couple of local shops for your needs.Written 2 August 2023
- Visited in January 2023 and the beach was beautiful. We got there around 3pm and it was still hot enough to swim. There were quite big waves which were fun.Written 30 January 2023
- A tiny, protected little bay, Fly Point is a snorkeler’s playground and there’s lots to see.
If you are looking for a swimming beach, then this is far too small and rocky and you are better off going around the corner to Little Beach but for snorkelers this is a favourite spot.
There’s only a very small stretch of sand at Fly Point, hemmed in by rocky outcrops and small boulders. At one end, fallen gum trees dip down into the sea. It’s very scenic in a wild, windswept sort of way.
Protected since 1983, Fly Point is an important sanctuary and has a large number of fish, sea sponge gardens, sensitive seagrasses, kelp forests, anemones and soft corals. A colourful sign at the top of the Fly Point stairs illustrates some of the many fish which include blue groupers, octopus, seahorses, butterfly fish and damsel fish.
It is easy to miss Fly Point. If you don’t know that it’s there, you can walk right past it. Keep an eye out for a long set of stairs opposite Neil Carroll Rotary Park which will lead you down to the bay.Written 26 April 2022
- Great location. My husband seafood linguine was wonderful. Full of seafood. My seafood chowder was salty and lacked seafood. The fish was cut up too small so you couldn’t taste it because salty sauce overpowered it. It would be. Better if fish and prawns were like my husbands linguine. Looking around there were better things to choose.Written 28 April 2023
- D’Albora Marina is the central feature of the harbour at Nelson Bay. The water is sparkling and the gleaming white cruisers and luxury boats are always fun to look at.
The marina centre is a large, attractive looking place, almost entirely occupied by cafes, restaurants and food places.
There are a few clothing/gift shops of the kind that you’d find in any coastal mall but overall, its not enough to make you spend any time shopping here.
One exception to this is Artisan Collective which showcases works by local artists. Inside, you’ll find a variety of high quality artwork, sculpture, paintings, photography and ceramics, many with coastal themes.
A bungee jumping trampoline and ice cream shop will provides some entertainment for kids and on a practical note, you will find the Tourist Information Centre behind the Marina.Written 23 April 2022
- Samurai is a gazetted clothing optional beach, used and cared for by nudist families for decades. While clothing is optional appropriate behavior is not, that includes speeding on the beach, donuts, drifting driving over the sand dunes. It is a National Park that we are privileged to use, yet ever more people are using it as their personal 4wd recreation area, which is always in danger of being closed down, if you are one of these mongs, give yourself an uppercut and grow up. Please note, regulars will video you and pass it on to authorities. For everyone else, enjoy this beautiful beach, keep it clean and open for years to come.Written 12 October 2023
- Such a great experience for my teens!!! They loved it and would do it again next year. So easy to book online.Written 19 January 2023
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