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Famous attractions in Port Stephens – plenty to do

Apart from the Waterways and the Sand dunes, Port Stephens is filled with plenty of other attractions that have fascinated visitors for decades. Below is a list of the best that this city has to offer.

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Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse Cottage

Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse Cottage

In the quaint Nelson Bay of Port Stephens there stands a charming inner lighthouse cottage that gives visitors a glimpse from the city’s yesteryears. Adorned with a beautiful mini maritime museum and souvenir shop, this is one fine attraction for the whole family.

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Shaolin Charters

Shaolin Charters

There is nothing like a perfect view of the waters of Port Stephens aboard one of the main ships that sail around the city’s coastline. Experience the spectacular Port Stephens Marine Park where you can get a chance to witness marine life in its finest form. Choose a glass bottomed boat for an optimum underwater experience while staying completely dry.

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The Avocado Farm / Stall

The Avocado Farm / Stall

If you are visiting Port Stephens between the months of June and Mid January, a visit to an Avacado Farm is an absolute must. Enjoy picking your very own avocados and if you select the right farm you may even enjoy some freshly picked macademia nuts and honey as well.

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Oakvale Farm & Fauna World

Oakvale Farm & Fauna World

The children will surely love an up-close and personal interaction with farm animals. At the oakvale farm and fauna world, you can enjoy a good dose of interaction with the friendliest farm species there is. To top it all, in this part of the city you can learn all there is about the nation’s fauna and enjoy plenty of hands on experiences where you can cuddle koalas, milk cows, ride the tractor and what not.

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Fighter World

Fighter World

Australia flaunts its rich military heritage in attractions such as Fighter world which is Port Stephens’ largest indoor activity that is dedicated solely to preserve the unique treasures of the nation. In this family friendly attraction, you get an interactive experience with everything to do with military aviation in the country.

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Skyline Port Stephen

Skyline Port Stephen

Want to enjoy Port Stephens from high up in the sky; then hop into a helicopter and soar over the city with the Skyline Port Stephens. Located on the Nelson Bay, the skyline Port operates seven days a week and affords fantastic opportunities for aerial photography. If you are lucky you may even spot the many Port Stephens Accommodation Apartments there is such as the Oaks Lure and several others. In addition to all the stunning scenery the Ports Skyline is an excellent place to brush up your flying skills and charter the helicopter for private and corporate events.

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Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

For all those botany lovers out there the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens is paradise for these gardens exhibit a wide array of flora from both within and without the country. Apart from the floral overdose the garden also includes a café, a gift shop with Australian souvenirs, a resource library and a herbarium and information service. The Wildflower walks and trails found here also showcase the rich wildlife found within the gardens.