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Top Things to Do in Port Stephens – Fun and Relaxation for the Visitor

Port Stephens in Australia is always an interesting place to visit. Irrespective of your tastes and preferences you will find many interesting things to do in Port Stephens, like those below.

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1. Experience the Views from Tomaree Head

You are sure to be enthralled by the spectacular panoramic views that you will have the opportunity to experience from the location known as Tomaree Head. In order to reach Tomaree Head, you will have to undertake a 25 minute climb; the ascent requires some rather steep climbing in some sections but you will be rewarded by the sensational views that you will be able to savour in all directions. From this vantage point, you will have the chance to observe the offshore islets, a number of picturesque beaches and many other features of interest such as Fingal Spit, Shoal Bay, the Myall Rover, Jimmy's Beach and Yaccaba Head.

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2. Take a Boat Trip

Animal lovers visiting Port Stephens will be captivated by the chance to spot whales and other marine creatures on an enjoyable boat excursion. It is thought that thousands of humpback whales swim past the coastline of Port Stephens in their migrations. You will have the opportunity to board a cruise from Nelson Bay's D'Albora Marinas that will take you out into the ocean waters. However, it would be prudent to take some tablets to avoid sea sickness, whilst bringing with you extra warm clothing as well as a camera to record the memorable moments. In addition to whales, you may have the opportunity to observe seals, dolphins and penguins.

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3. Enjoy the Local Seafood

If your sightseeing and recreational activities have given you an appetite there is no need to worry as you will be able to replenish your energies by dining on some delectable fresh seafood. For the freshest seafood, the place to go is Salamander Bay's Holberts Oyster Farm, where you will have the opportunity to feast on delicious oysters and prawns. At this establishment, you will also have the chance to view the skilled workers expertly shucking oysters before you sit down at the outdoor tables for your repast. Although this is hardly a luxurious experience, the simple environment only adds to the pleasure of the seafood.

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4. Play a Round of Golf

Anyone with an interest in the game of golf will be enthralled by the opportunity to play an enjoyable round at the Horizons golf course at Port Stephens. This attractive and well laid out course is sure to capture the imagination of the enthusiastic golf aficionado. You will find some outstanding holes on this golf course, some of them boasting features such as bush, water hazards and even the occasional kangaroo. After your exertions, you will be able to enjoy a tasty chicken burger at the clubhouse which is sure to rejuvenate the most tired ardent golfer. A choice of accommodation that you could consider from which this course would be within easy reach would be the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort which is a conveniently located Port Stephens accommodation option.

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5. Enjoy Some Exhilarating Rides

An attraction that is sure to appeal to children and grownups alike would be the exciting toboggan rides offered by Nelson Bay's Toboggan Hill Park. This well-designed facility boasts a 1 km long track that is sure to capture the imagination of the visitor. Your tobogganing experience will commence with an ascending tow through the picturesque bushland. As you start your exhilarating toboggan ride from the summit of the track you will have the choice to go as fast or as slow as you prefer. Other attractions at this park include mini golf, rock climbing, tractor rides and water games.

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