Things to do in Port Stephens

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Things to Do in Port Stephens

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  • reins76
    Scone, Australia512 contributions
    Well worth a visit on a clear day, or for the fit, a a rewarding hike up. A good overview of the lay of the land (and water!) at Port Stephens
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia26,152 contributions
    The sand dunes were very impressive and a must see but the access road in was poor and this was a land mark that has far more potential with appropriate management.
    Written 22 May 2021
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  • cheeseandsaltwater
    Canberra, Australia41 contributions
    This unique experience was such a highlight. Highly recommend. We learned so much about sharks and rays and how to support conversation. The kids have been talking about it nonstop since we left, and are already begging to go back. The staff were also lovely and accomodating of a neurodiverse family member.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Aunt ClaraV8
    Warwick, Australia9 contributions
    Beautiful clean beach, great for all the family. Patrolled at the southern end, popular with surfers & with some great fishing spots. There's a cafe nearby with both dine-in and takeaway. Fabulous all year round.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • reins76
    Scone, Australia512 contributions
    A lovely outlook over Port Stephens. Not much more to say. I would rate it behind views from Gan Gan, from the South Head and Fingal bay, so if you are short on time this may be one to skip.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • cg2792
    England, UK2,578 contributions
    Had a surf lesson here which was brilliant. Beach itself is lovely and clean with beautiful clear pristine water. Surrounding scenry is equally as stunning. Says it is a nudist beach but did not see anyone of the day I visited.
    Written 3 June 2019
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,488 contributions
    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
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  • Clara M
    Baulkham Hills, Australia401 contributions
    A really fun experience for the whole family. The camels were calm and friendly. The ride was fun and memorable. We had a great time!
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • GERBEL
    Tweed Heads South, Australia10 contributions
    Just a short drive from Nelson Bay this place will entertain all the Kids with even the adults enjoying. Just bring your wallet
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • Gary J
    1 contribution
    A very entertaining and informative tour. Our guide was passionate about the program and had a excellent sense of humour. Our queries were answered expertly and a few tricks and questions thrown in had us on our toes. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure a very enjoyable experience. We followed the tour with refreshments and some delicious barramundi spring rolls.
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,557 contributions
    We came across Big Rocky by accident, having pulled over on Gan Gan road to consult our map. We decided to detour down the pot-holed dirt track that could put some drivers off continuing. It was well worth it. At the end of the drive there is a very short walk to the beach, where at low tides it is easy to cross to the island. We were there at high tide but still thoroughly enjoyed exploring the scenery. Drivers should be a bit wary at the final car park as it can get quite muddy and there were signs that someone had become bogged. If you like the bush and the coast this is highly recommended.
    Written 19 December 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,488 contributions
    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
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  • reins76
    Scone, Australia512 contributions
    Love Little Beach - a good sheltered swimming spot even late into the season. Pleased to see the restaurant back in action too (our last visit was 2019 -Covid)
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • melons118
    Sydney, Australia123 contributions
    The walk up had a few steep paths and steel stairs with rails. The path is clear and safe for all ages. You can walk at your own pace. We were with 3 kids and the walk up took about 35 mins. The view at the top is great on a sunny day. You have full 365 degree views of Nelson Bay. The walk down is about 15 mins. The path is in Both
    Directions so be careful giving way to those coming down or walking passed your. Recommend to do at least once in your life
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Jac
    Newcastle, Australia62 contributions
    Great morning spent . Awesome seeing the planes take off and landing . Very interesting planes . Awesome to see them up close
    Great food at the cafe
    Written 26 May 2021
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