Located just 2.5 hours from the north of Sydney, Port Stephens is known for its pristine waters, stunning beaches and plenty of marine-focused things to do. Read on to find out more
Treat Yourself to Some Panoramic Views at Gan Gan Lookout
Probably one of the most iconic lookout points in Australia, the Gan Gan Lookout is located at Nelson’s Bay. Situated on the out-skirts of town, the 160m -high viewing platform offers panoramic views of the surrounding brilliant blue waters and picturesque beaches.
Beachside Fun at Fingal Beach
Pack a beach towel, a delicious picnic lunch and maybe an exciting thriller and hit the stunning 1.5 km Fingal Beach. The area offers a wide range of facilities such as BBQ pits, picnic tables, showers, camping sites and more. It also can be easily reached from many a Nelson Bay hotel including the likes of Oaks Lure.
Take a Hike Around Tomaree Head Summit
If you are a nature lover and don’t mind a bit of a challenge, head to the Tomaree Head Summit Walk for a 2 km hike. On the way to the summit you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Broughton Islands, and Yacaaba Head.
Catch the Antics of Playful Dolphins
Sign up for a 4-hour early morning dolphin watching cruise at Nelson Bay. The boats depart from d’ Albora Marina at 5 a.m. Those who are feeling more adventurous can jump in for a swim with these friendly mammals as well.
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