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Nelson Bay, NSW

Known for its white beaches, crystal waters, subtropical climate and pods of friendly and curious bottlenose dolphins, Port Stephens is a beautiful seaside resort only two hours drive north of Sydney. Nelson Bay is the home of the Port Stephens fishing fleet and a departure point for dolphin watch cruises.

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Other highlights of the area include many water and nature based activities, including fishing, scuba diving, and exploring untamed natural wilderness and the extensive sand dunes of Stockton Beach.

Nearest Airport: Williamtown 35 kilometres

More Information: Nelson Bay

Where to stay?

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Beach

About Nelson Bay

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Nelson Bay Postcode: 2315
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Hunter
  • Latitude: -32.71708
  • Longitude: 152.15486
  • Elevation: 20m
  • Population: 5820
  • Median Income: $30420
  • Area (Sq/km): 15.656
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Tours In Nelson Bay

Discover some of the tours options around Nelson Bay

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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Glasshouse Mountains