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Port Stephens, New South Wales

 

This beautiful seaside NSW coastal destination is located just 2.5 hours north of Sydney and 1 hour north of Newcastle. Port Stephens is known for its array of wonderful beaches, massive sand dunes, pristine waters and plenty of marine-focused things to see and do – its waters are not only beautiful to look at, but are also home to a bevy of marine life as well. Throw in a strong dining scene and it's a balanced, uncrowded and visually lovely region with a laid-back atmosphere.

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Why Port Stephens?

 

State: New South Wales

Why it's special: Gorgeous beachfront environment; enormous sand dunes nearby; huge array of marine life populate the waters; quality family attractions

Best time to go: Summer

As a prominent port city, Port Stephens thrives thanks to its idyllic position on the central east coast surrounded by waters frequented by animals including dolphins and (during their migratory season) whales. The strong presence of marine life adds an additional touch of life to activities such as cruises and boating, which are popular activities in the region.

Meanwhile, on land, Port Stephens boasts plenty of natural activities and attractions without the unnecessary overcrowding that plagues other, more popular destinations.

Port Stephens' beaches are both wonderful and varied in terms of protection and layout, while its famously large sand dunes are not only pleasant to look at but serve as a focal point for one of the area's most iconic things to do – sand boarding.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, it's a fun-filled way to take advantage of some of the biggest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. This area also contains a strong influence of indigenous Aboriginal history and tours of the dunes often incorporate insight into techniques and artefacts of Australia's original inhabitants.

 

The region's panoramic coastline boasts a number of scenic viewpoints and sites of significance, notably the Nelson Head Lighthouse which overlooks the bay and now functions as an intriguing museum. The rugged and rocky coast contrasts beautifully with the waters of the port and its surrounds, and from the Tomaree Headland Lookout you'll be able to take in a breathtaking spectacle of all of this combined should you be willing to put in the effort.

Food-wise, Port Stephens likewise excels due to the array of easily accessible fresh produce on offer – the sea offers a rich bounty of seafood of various types such as oysters and scallops that make for key ingredients in some delectable dishes, while inland the region's array of vineyards produce a surprisingly large array of reds and whites along with critically, award-winning craft beers that are the ideal complement to any meal.

If you're looking for a travel destination that you've likely never given much consideration but combines elements of the best of some of Australia's top spots – such as amazingly beautiful blue water, animal and wildlife viewing, great food and drink and warm, friendly people – into a highly enjoyable package that's far less commercialised than some other touristy locales, NSW's Port Stephens may just be the best place you've never been.


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Top 10 Things to do
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Interested in Port Stephens but not sure what it offers? We take a detailed look at ten of the best things to see and do during your visit to Port Stephens here.

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Things to do with kids
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Planning to visit Port Stephens with kids in tow? You'll be well served; the region offers a number of great attractions and activities ideal for those with little ones along for the ride.

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