Port Stephens Travel Guide

Located just north of Newcastle, Port Stephens is a popular holiday destination just two and a half hours from Sydney. Renowned for its stunning beaches, Port Stephens offers a total of 26 golden beaches and sheltered bays ideal for swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and family friendly activities. Some of the most popular Port Stephens beaches include Box Beach, One Mile Beach and Fingal Spit. Surfing, diving and sailing is also great year round, although particularly from June to July and September to November during the annual whale migration. The region is also home to approximately 150 bottlenose dolphins which also offer endless entertainment as you try and spot them or watch their amusing antics in the water. Port Stephens is also a leisure hot spot with plenty of cafes, waterside alfresco restaurants and local wineries serving local freshly caught seafood.


A popular holiday destination on the New South Wales coast, Port Stephens accommodation offers a wide range of facilities and room types to suit all visitors and budgets. Conveniently located close to local shopping and dining as well as popular activities and attractions, Port Stephens accommodation is ideally located to make the most of your time in this picturesque seaside holiday destination. From family-friendly hotels and resorts to affordable motels, spacious apartments, self-catering options, luxury resorts and romantic couples escapes, there's a fantastic range of Port Stephens accommodation to suit visitors who plan to stay for a couple of days or a couple of weeks.

Port Stephens Packages

Port Stephens holiday packages are a great way to plan your visit to this popular seaside holiday destination, offering a coordinated approach to all your holiday needs. An easy and affordable way to book your stay, these Port Stephens holiday packages save you time and money, allowing you to choose from a range of existing packages or customise one to your own needs. By combining all your travel needs such as accommodation, transfers and day tours with added extras like flights, car hire and even travel insurance, you can not only enjoy significant savings but you'll also benefit from a range of complimentary inclusions such as room upgrades, free nights, breakfast daily, massages, activities and more.


Home to 26 beautiful beaches, Port Stephens is an idyllic beachside holiday destination known for its many scenic inlets and expansive blue bay. Like many New South Wales coast destinations, Port Stephens is most popular for its stunning natural environment and offers popular activities and attractions, more often than not based around outdoor leisure pursuits. Swimming, surfing, snorkelling and sailing are all popular ways to spend your days in Port Stephens as well as horse riding around Salt Ash, Williamtown and Anna Bay. The region is also known for its resident bottlenose dolphins which are a real attraction, as well as whale watching in June July, September, October and November. Dining on freshly caught seafood waterside or al fresco as well as visiting local wineries are also popular when visiting Port Stephens, Nelson Bay and the Tea Gardens. Port Stephens Attractions

Getting To Port Stephens

Conveniently located two and a half hours north of Sydney, getting to Port Stephens by car is easy thanks to the excellent motorway network. Follow the M1 Motorway until it merges with the New England Highway before veering left onto the Pacific Highway towards Taree. Turn right onto Tomago Road and follow it to Nelson Bay road where signs will direct you to Port Stephens. If arriving by air, the Newcastle Airport is just half an hour from Nelson Bay and Port Stephens and is easily reached by car, shuttle or taxi. Coach services run daily from Sydney to Port Stephens and the CountryLink rail service also operates from all over New South Wales, connecting to Port Stephens.