Port Stephens (New South Wales)

Port Stephens is an area surrounding the Port Stephens Bay, just north of Newcastle in New South Wales.



The area is very popular for its breathtaking coastal scenery, protected waters at the bay, good fishing, and the opportunity to watch whales during the migration season and the resident dolphins.

Get in

By car

The most convenient means of transport in and around the area is by car.



Whale Watching

Whale watching cruises leave from Nelson Bay and are well worth it in the seasons that humpbacks pass by (May to November). You may also see dolphins and penguins. There is a variety of vessels and price ranges to choose from at the marina.

Dolphin Watching

There is a colony of resident dolphins that can be seen from the beaches or from the popular cruises that leave from Nelson Bay. The best season to watch dolphins is from the end of November to May.

Scuba Diving

Nelson Bay has some of the best shore dives in NSW and attracts scuba divers keen to photograph the varied macro sea life at the sites of Fly Point and Halifax. The following dive shops offer gear rental, tank refill, and diving courses.

Camel Riding

Camel rides are available on the vast dunes of Port Stephens.



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