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Bay Heights Accommodation
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Bay Heights AccommodationThis modern self contained guest apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette, own patio with BBQ and private entrance situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in stunning Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. Enjoy the tranquility, whilst only being minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay that has a variety of cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment. Port Stephens offers many activities and sights from bush-walking, dolphin/whale watching and absolutely stunning beaches.
Inviting Warm Comfortable Cottage, Dogs Welcome!
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Inviting Warm Comfortable Cottage, Dogs Welcome!Looking for a getaway with your 4-legged loved ones where they are treated as welcomed and valued guests? Shearwater Cottages are comfortable and inviting cottages, where all the family is welcome. Cottage 2 has 2 queen bedrooms, includes air-conditioning, ceiling fans, free wifi and Netflix. All linen is supplied and beds made up to ensure a hassle-free arrival and a 'bumper' breakfast selection is also provided to start your stay. And of course, our fur-guests are most welcome inside!
Shady Treez - Pet Friendly
Entire residential home · 7 guests · 4 beds · 1 bath
Shady Treez - Pet FriendlyWelcoming single-level newly renovated home is serenely positioned on a shady block, just 400m stroll to Jimmys Beach. Centrally located with easy walking distance to Beaches, Myall River, cafes and shops. ****Sleeps 7***You need to bring linen, or we can arrange hire linen for you at a cost. (Address: 31 Tuloa Avenue, Hawks Nest) ***This is not a serviced apartment and you shall need to bring your own food and amenities and toiletries etc – see terms and conditions for further details. ****We have a strict no party/loud group and/or schoolies bookings policy. Please read the terms and conditions for further information.

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Apartments in Port Stephens

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  2. Soldiers Point
Pelican Sands 2 , 83 Soldiers Point Road - fantastic waterfront unit with pool and air conditioning
$171 AUD per night
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  2. Shoal Bay
Tranquillity @ Shoal
$146 AUD per night
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Bay Hideaway at Salamander Bay
$188 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Clean, modern unit close to Shoal Bay Beach!!
$146 AUD per night
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  2. Shoal Bay
Stylish Garden Apartment
$140 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Breathtaking views | Private retreat
$272 AUD per night
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  2. Shoal Bay
Coastal Style Apartment.
$168 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
6/6 Krait Cl, Nelson Bay
$100 AUD per night
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  2. Lemon Tree Passage
Lemon Tree "GEM"
$123 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Paradise at The Bay (WiFi,Foxtel) Owner Direct
$243 AUD per night
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  2. Hawks Nest
Nautilus 6 | Beach Front Bliss
$126 AUD per night
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  2. Corlette
Luxury Waterfront Port Stephens 4 x Free Kayaks
$378 AUD per night

Pet-friendly houses

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  2. Hawks Nest
Gumbeachy - Pet Friendly - Free Wi-Fi
$177 AUD per night
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  2. Pindimar
Make memories at Serenity in Pindimar
$207 AUD per night
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  2. Shoal Bay
Anchored in the Bay @ Shoal Bay
$236 AUD per night
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  2. Fingal Bay
Crisp Stylish Family Villa near beach Pets welcome
$324 AUD per night
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  2. Shoal Bay
Chillout boutique the new couples retreat
$328 AUD per night
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  2. North Arm Cove
Buddhas View offers serenity and relaxation.
$263 AUD per night
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  2. Corlette
Relax, soaking up the view, walk 5 mins to beach
$250 AUD per night
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  2. Hawks Nest
Family Holiday Home - Pets Welcome
$111 AUD per night
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  2. Corlette
Living the Dream @ Corlette
$531 AUD per night
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  2. Hawks Nest
Large 4 Bedroom Home -Pet Friendly
$203 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Beach Cottage, 3 min walk from Marina, CBD. Wifi,
$233 AUD per night
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  2. Hawks Nest
Bella Luca - Pet Friendly Home
$130 AUD per night

Houses with pools

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  2. Shoal Bay, Port Stephens
Private pool.★Garden★4 guests★3 bedroom★Spacious
$240 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Penthouse Palace - Luxurious Harbourview Location
$819 AUD per night
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  2. Soldiers Point
Bella Vista at Soldiers Point
$345 AUD per night
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  2. Salamander Bay
Above and Beyond - Beautiful Home with Heated Pool and Views
$782 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
The Dream House - A Resort Home
$1,373 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Dutchies Beach - Perfect spot with pool & sleeps 8
$502 AUD per night
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  2. Tanilba Bay
Turtle Beach Cottage
$572 AUD per night
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  2. Shoal Bay
Isla Villa Beach House - Shoal Bay
$688 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Seaspray Beachhouse couples, families, small group
$313 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
Location ,Location, Location Resort style Living
$286 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
One Mile Mansion - Private Coastal Retreat
$1,178 AUD per night
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  2. Nelson Bay
ANNIE'S @ NELSON BAY, PORT STEPHENS
$500 AUD per night

Your guide to Port Stephens

Welcome to Port Stephens

One of the most picturesque corners of New South Wales, Port Stephens is a popular weekend getaway from Sydney, 215 kilometres to the south. A large, natural harbour fringed by protected bays, small villages, and rainforest-covered hills, Port Stephens is a natural playground where you could spend a morning swimming in clear waters and an afternoon quad biking amongst giant sand dunes, topped off with an elegant waterfront meal. Or perhaps you’d prefer to explore the region’s surf beaches, hit the walking trails in Tomaree National Park, or enjoy a sunset boat ride.

There’s also good snorkelling and scuba diving at Fly Point on the eastern fringe of Nelson Bay, the region’s hub. You’ll find the widest selection of dining options in Nelson Bay, but there are more culinary gems to be found in Soldiers Point to the west, and Shoal Bay to the east, which has a calm, family-friendly beach.


How do I get around Port Stephens?

Port Stephens is less than three hours’ drive north of central Sydney. You could alternatively opt to take the Newcastle & Central Coast Line train to Newcastle and hire a car from there for the hour-long drive onward to Port Stephens. There’s also a daily coach service to Nelson Bay from Sydney, as well as bus links from Newcastle. With local bus services connecting the towns of Port Stephens, a car is not essential for getting around — though if you’re keen to explore the region in more depth you may prefer to have your own wheels, especially if you’re staying outside Nelson Bay.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Port Stephens?

Port Stephens has a comfortably mild climate around the calendar. The warmest months, from December through February, are ideal for exploring the region’s 26 beaches, while the cooler autumn and spring are more pleasant for outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing, fishing, and sand-dune adventures. Late May through August is peak whale-watching season, with the lookout at Tomaree Head an excellent vantage point to observe the annual migration. Port Stephens swells with yachties in April for the annual Sail Port Stephens regatta at Nelson Bay’s marina, while August attracts seafood lovers for the region’s Love Sea Food festival, a month-long celebration of coastal cuisine highlighting local seafood as well as local producers and chefs.


What are the top things to do in Port Stephens?

Tomaree National Park

The southern entrance to Port Stephens is home to the most spectacular section of Tomaree National Park. Rising 162 metres above the sea, Tomaree Head boasts some of New South Wales’ most superb coastal views. Enjoy them on the 2.2-kilometre-return Tomaree Head Summit Walk. You can also check out the headland’s World War II gun emplacements on the 2.5-kilometre-return Fort Tomaree Walk, which also forms part of the national park. Keep your eyes peeled for koalas dozing in the treetops.

Dolphin Watching

The pristine blue waters of the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park are home to more than 100 dolphins, with dolphin-watching cruises departing throughout the year from Nelson Bay’s d’Albora Marina.

Stockton Beach

Stretching south from the southern fringe of Port Stephens to Newcastle, Stockton Beach’s sand dunes are the longest moving coastal dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. This otherworldly landscape is part of the Worimi Conservation Lands and culturally significant to the Worimi people, which you can learn more about on an Aboriginal-guided tour. Four-wheel driving, fishing, and sand-boarding adventures are also popular at Stockton Beach.