Port Stephens Attractions

The scenic seaside town of Port Stephens is a popular holiday destination renowned for its 26 beautiful beaches and picturesque waterways. Famous as Australia's dolphin-watching capital, one of Port Stephens' most popular attractions are its 150 resident bottlenose dolphins. Also a great whale watching spot, Port Stephens and Nelson Bay offer cruises from May to November during the annual migration. Of course enjoying the golden beaches and sparkling waters of Port Stephens is one of the most popular ways to spend your time here.

Boat Harbour, Stockton's Birubi Beach and One Mile Beach are all popular family-friendly beaches while Samurai Beach, Zenith Beach and Box Beach are favourites with surfers. Aside from the usual swimming, surfing and snorkelling there are plenty of other great activities in Port Stephens including jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and fishing. Scuba diving is also hugely rewarding here with sponge gardens, sea caves and the Fly Point Marine Park shipwrecks all offering interesting dives. There are also clear rock pools closer to shore which are home to a plethora of marine life.

Just an hour from downtown Port Stephens, Tomaree National Park offers heathland, sand dunes, coastal bush land and forests stretching 20km along white sand beaches and dramatic rocky coastline. The only place in the state where rhyodacite, acid volcanic rock, outcrops can be seen, the park is the perfect location to discover the local flora and fauna as well as historic ruins and even a lighthouse. If you prefer a little more adventure, there's plenty to be found horse riding and quad biking on the Stockton Sand Dunes. Situated near Anna Bay, parts of the Mad Max movie were filed here and you can even ride a camel.

Thanks for the wide range of Port Stephens attractions, you can do as much or as little as you like on your relaxing and exciting seaside holiday.