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The Best of Port Stephens – Home to Gorgeous Nelson Bay

Beautiful Port Stephens is loved for its fabulous beaches and potential for whale and dolphin watching. Home to some of the most scenic bays and coastal towns the area has a lot to offer.

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Tomaree National Park

Tomaree National Park

A historically rich site Tomaree National Park stands in the background of Nelson Bay, Boat Harbour, Shoal Bay and Anna Bay. The stunning coastal environs are home to NSW's only acid volcanic rock rhyodacite formations. The place is highly favoured for whale watching and is popular for it walking trails. The beach walks that meander through gorgeous flower outcrops and forests is quite a treat while the beaches there are fine for picnics and are well provisioned with necessary equipment.

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Head Over to Gan Gan Lookout Point

Head Over to Gan Gan Lookout Point

This is Port Stephens highest accessible point; it is a marvellous lookout spot offering views of the entire region as well as sights of Myall Lakes and Newcastle to the southern edge. The place is extremely popular for its breath-taking views and is a magical experience especially at dusk when a gorgeous sunset engulfs the entire region in swathes of gold.

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Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens is a charming little village located on the Myall River. The place offers a wealth of experiences and activities; look forward to kayaking around the scenic river, hopping aboard a local ferry for some dolphin watching and dining on the freshest oysters. The waterways are highly conducive for a spot of holiday fishing while you can draw inspiration from the many paintings of the area at the Tea Gardens Gallery.

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay

The inviting restaurants of Nelson Bay are just one of the lures attached to this fabulous location; probably the best location to book a Port Stephens hotel the area is thriving with seafood restaurants offering the freshest bounty from the ocean. The marina just 5minutes from the Oaks Lure serviced apartments is ideal for chilling out and soaking up the sun. The stylish yachts moored there are testament to the areas popularity amongst holidaymakers out to enjoy the surrounding coastal havens. Nelson Bay is certainly a breath of fresh air for its pristine surroundings, vibrant entertainment and excellent accommodation options. The most iconic attraction and district in Port Stephens a stay here is a must for a truly vibrant holiday.

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Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest

A coastal town within the Great Lakes region of Port Stephens; Hawks Nest is best for relaxing and taking it easy. The white sand beaches and kayaking opportunity make this a top day out location amongst tourists holidaying in Nelson Bay. The beaches run along the Myall River making a kayaking tour a memorable experience for all the fascinating attractions along the way. You should indulge in exploring the Dark Point walking track for a taste of Aboriginal culture and heritage.

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Picnic at Pipers Creek

Picnic at Pipers Creek

Marking the south side entrance to the Myall National Park Picnic Creek in Hawks Nest is a must visit site. The rustic charm of the area is hard to resist and nothing beats a lazy afternoon by the creek side picnic spot.

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