Backpacking Port Stephens

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    SEE SOME AMAZING VIEWS FROM TOMAREE HEAD LOOKOUT: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    PLENTY OF STUNNING BEACHES TO CHOOSE FROM, SUCH AS FINGAL BAY: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    GO SANDBOARDING, QUAD BIKING OR TOBOGANNING ON THE STOCKTON BIGHT SAND DUNES: Photo - Mike Newling, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Port Stephens Highlights

  • A water sports haven, excellent for surfing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating, fishing and whale watching and dolphin watching.

  • Go sandboarding or quad biking on the massive sand dunes at nearby Stockton Bight Sand Dune System.

  • New South Wales' largest Marine Park is located here, which is perfect for scuba diving.

  • Visit the koala colony at the Tilligerry Peninsula.

  • Hand feed sharks, rays and huge fish at the Australian Shark and Ray Centre.

  • Explore the stunning coastal landscapes of Tomaree National Park that include bushland, healthland, sand dunes and over 20 kilometres of beautiful beaches dispersed between rugged headlands and rocky coastline.

About Port Stephens

Port Stephens is a beautiful bay, which consists of several small towns and the Tomaree National Park on its foreshore and New South Wales' largest Marine Park.

You can enjoy whale watching from May to November or dolphin watching all year round.

There are many other water activities that can be enjoyed as well, such as surfing, sailing, canoeing and swimming. On the land there is bushwalking (hiking), wildlife watching or tobogganing, sandboarding and quad biking on the massive sand dunes at nearby Stockton Bight Sand Dune System.

This is a lovely part of Australia and a place worth spending a few days.

Orientation Map for Port Stephens


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Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre

Victoria Parade
Nelson Bay, New South Wales
Phone 1800 808 900
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