Discover the neighborhoods of Port Stephens
Just north of Newcastle in New South Wales is the Port Stephens Bay and its surrounding area known as Port Stephens. Several cities and suburbs can be found within the area, creating ample room for exploration. The town is popular for holidaymakers thanks to its breathtaking coastal scenery. Nelson Bay is a civil airport servicing the region, but the car remains the most convenient and rewarding means of reaching Port Stephens.
Within Port Stephens, major centers include Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay. Nelson Bay serves as an excellent jumping off point for water excursions. Some of the best shores of New South Wales are here, and scuba diving is a popular activity in the area. Dolphin watching is another popular activity, and whale watching cruises take off from here. One Mile Beach serves those looking for a scenic or surfing destination. There is also the Stockton Sand Dunes which can be explored on foot, 4x4, or camel. To the south is Tomaree, and from here, travelers can get great views from atop Tomaree Hill.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Port Stephens for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.