WHY PORT STEPHENS?
Known as the Blue Water Paradise, Port Stephens is:
Just 2 ½ hours north of Sydney via the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3 Freeway), near the junction of the Golden and New England Highways; via train to Newcastle or fly direct from most capital cities to Newcastle Airport in the heart of Port Stephens.
A beautiful coastal destination with 26 beaches.
Full of activities such as dolphin and whale watching, sand dune 4WD tours, parasailing, scuba diving, fishing, horse riding, quad biking, golf, bushwalking, surfing, kayaking, camel riding, Oakvale Farm and Fauna World with reptile display,
Home of the Port Stephens and Great Lakes Marine Park with all its islands and marine life.
Nearby to industries such as fishing, mining, tourism (we’re surrounded by it!), we have Australia’s largest aluminium smelter, NSW Fisheries Research Station at Taylors Beach, Port Corporation (Newcastle is Australia’s largest coal export port)
Easy access to natural and wilderness areas such as Myall Lakes, Barrington, Tomaree National Park.
Full of Culture and Heritage Options: The indigenous Worimi people have a long and fascinating history in Port Stephens. More recent history can be experienced with the remnants of gun placements and bunkers left over from our involvement in WWII and at nearby Fort Scratchley in Newcastle. We also have tours through some great historic houses showcasing our early pioneering history or come and explore our marine and national parks.