Paradise, close to home.
Port Stephens, the dolphin capital of Australia, is just 2 ½ hours north of Sydney by car and a short direct flight from Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and the Gold Coast to Newcastle airport just 25 minutes from Port Stephens.
Port Stephens is the perfect holiday destination. More than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, the Port hosts a resident population of over 150 playful dolphins. Dolphin watch cruises operate all year with Moonshadow Cruises and Tamboi Queen Cruises.
Whale watch cruises operate May through to November. There’s great fishing, diving, swimming and water sports for the whole family to enjoy. Port Stephens boasts pristine nature reserves, well managed National Parks and stunning scenery. The Stockton ‘Golden Bight’ is the largest coastal moving sand mass in Australia, stretching 32km from Birubi Beach to Stockton, covering an area of over 4,200 hectares. It’s nature’s playground with 40 metre sand dunes, perfect for sand boarding and 4 wheel drive enthusiasts. Experience the dunes by conducted 4WD tours, camel rides or horseback (permits required to drive licensed private vehicles on the dunes).
Port Stephens has a wide range of accommodation from backpacker, holiday lettings with Winning Holidays, 4 ½ star holiday parks such as One Mile Beach Holiday Park and luxury apartments at the Shoal Bay Resort and Spa.
Newcastle Airport, Winning Holidays, Shoal Bay Resort & Spa, One Mile Beach Holiday Park, Moonshadow Cruises, Port Stephens 4WD Tours and Tamboi Queen Cruises, offer you a warm welcome to Port Stephens. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Newcastle Airport is located in Port Stephens, just 25 minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay. Arrive at Newcastle Airport from just about anywhere and enjoy the first-class terminal facilities of one of Australia’s fastest growing airports.
Contact the Newcastle Airport Information Services desk to arrange your transfers, accommodation and tour bookings on (02) 4928 9822.
Newcastle Airport services Aeropelican, Brindabella Airlines, Jetstar, Norfolk Air, QantasLink and Virgin Blue and has flights to Brisbane, Canberra, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Norfolk Island and Sydney.
For more information:
Ph: (02) 4928 9800
Have you discovered Port Stephens? With over 500 holiday properties to choose from Winning Holidays has something to suite everyone’s taste and budget. Ranging from exclusive waterfront houses to private condominiums your next holiday is right here.
Known as the ‘Dolphin Capital of Australia’ Port Stephens has attracted thousands of holiday makers wanting to get up and close to these amazing mammals. During May and June, humpback whales cruise past the town on their northern migration, returning south between September and November.
While in Port Stephens we recommend that you take the time to enjoy the wonders this ‘Blue Water Paradise’ has to offer including; private vineyards, sand dune buggy rides, horse and camel rides, parasailing, snorkelling, surfing, diving, fishing, game fishing, four wheel driving, quad bike riding and bush walking in Tomaree National Park to name a few.
Perhaps you would prefer a slower pace by taking in a meal at one of the bays awarding winning restaurants, shopping in one of the many boutiques Nelson Bay has to offer or just simply enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches this town has become renowned for.
The helpful staff and Winning Holidays can recommend something to suite your needs or you can browse through the BIGGEST selection of holiday accommodation available in Port Stephens by exploring www.winningholidays.com.au. Simply start by running an accommodation search to view property. There you will be able to search for availability, search for accommodation, and make bookings online.
With 3 convenient locations at Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay and Salamander Bay winning holidays has an ongoing commitment to customer service. The Winning Holidays team can help you arrange a winning holiday in one of the many styles of holiday accommodation. Stay for any length of time, be it overnight, weekend, weekly or longer. Holiday homes, beach cottages, villas, budget or luxury units and apartments are available at Anna Bay, Boat Harbour, Corlette, Fingal Bay, Fishermans Bay, Little Beach, Nelson Bay, Salamander Bay, Shoal Bay and Soldiers Point.
You will enjoy life from the moment you arrive… so book that long overdue getaway today, you won’t regret it!
To make your reservation:
Ph: (02) 4984 0100
Moonshadow Cruises is the BEST Major Tour/Transport Operator in NSW winning the Gold at the 2009 NSW Tourism Awards. Based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Moonshadow Cruises boasts the largest and most luxurious vessels in the bay and offer the best choice of cruises in the region. Moonshadow Cruises operates 3 vessels specialising in dolphin and whale watching cruises and cater for all walks of life including families, couples, students and seniors groups.
Daily dolphin watch cruises offer a 99% success rate in dolphin sightings with boomnet rides, waterslide and optional buffet lunch. Get up close and personal with the friendly giants of the sea on the largest and sturdiest whale watching vessel in Port Stephens (May-Nov). Relax to the sounds of fabulous live entertainment and indulge in an Australian buffet on a Twilight Dinner Cruise. Join the all day Broughton Island National Park Cruise for snorkelling, fish feeding, guided island walks, dolphin watching and boomnet rides (Sept – Apr). Great savings on Super Combo Adventure Packages including 4WD tours, parasailing and winery/brewery tours.
Ph: (02) 4984 9388
If you're looking for that perfect holiday destination for the whole family, look no further than Port Stephens.
One Mile Beach Holiday Park is the only holiday park right on the beach, adjacent to the Tomaree National Park, and nestled in 14 acres of native bushland, just 2 ½ hours by road from Sydney, and a short drive from the CBD of Nelson Bay.
One Mile Beach Holiday Park has accommodation to suit all budgets from luxury 4 ½ star full self-contained Beach-Side Apartments, Cabins, grassed or slab caravan and tent sites all with power.
One Mile Beach Holiday Park offers free BBQ’s, camp kitchens, large pool with water slide and spa heated all year, tennis, putt putt, volleyball, and latest release movies are screened in the pool side entertainment centre.
Toll free: 1800 650 035
426 Gan Gan Road One Mile Beach NSW 2316
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa is the ultimate 4 ½ beachfront resort for couples and families alike. Including 200 luxurious self-contained beachfront, waterview, pool view and executive style apartments, 4 restaurants, 5 bars, the iconic Country Club Hotel and the exclusive Aqua Spa.
Dining options range from the award winning Catch at Shoal Bay, the casual alfresco dining of Sandyfoot Café, the iconic Promenade Dining Room and the family friendly Mermaids Bar & Grill. The legendary Country Club Hotel still remains one of the most popular watering holes on the East Coast of Australia.
Aqua Spa includes the unique thalassotherapy mineral spa pools, twelve treatments rooms, group room and an extensive menu of treatments from hydrotherapy to massage.
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa overlooks the pristine white sandy beaches to Port Stephens volcanic Tomaree headland. Shoal Bay boasts walking and cycling tracks, flat water beaches perfect for families as well as three pristine unspoilt National Park surf beaches.
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa: Spoilt for Choice, Unspoilt Paradise.
Beachfront, Shoal Bay, 2315
Ph: 1800 18 18 10
Port Stephens 4WD Tours offer the ultimate soft adventure tours on the Stockton Bight sand dunes. Covering an area of over 2,500 hectares and 32 kilometre of beach, Stockton Bight is the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere. Slide down 40 metre high dunes of brilliant white sand on the daily sandboarding shuttle service where an instructor, sandboards and supervision are provided. Join a fully guided 2 or 3 hour tour in a purpose built, air conditioned 4WD vehicle with seat belts. Learn about the history of the dunes and their native owners, the Worimi people, from your knowledgeable and friendly personal guide. Visit ‘Tin City’ a makeshift fishing village with houses made of corrugated iron, see WWII and Aboriginal historical sites, learn the trick to finding pipis on the beach and see the Norwegian Sygna shipwreck. Great savings on Super Combo Adventure Packages including cruises, parasailing and winery/brewery tours.
Ph: (02) 4984 4760
Tamboi Queen Cruises celebrates 40 years as the longest operating cruise company in Port Stephens. Family owned and operated we offer personal service to all our guests, you won’t get lost in the crowd on any of our four boats. We meet all your cruise requirements, dolphin and whale watch cruises, fishing charters inshore and off shore, dinner and luncheon cruises, private and corporate charters.
No need to wait in a queue, just book and pay on line to receive great savings on all cruises. It's fast and simple.
For personal service:
Ph: Sharon 4981 1959