About Port Stephens

Port Stephens is known for its wonderful beaches and beautiful sheltered bays, perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The ocean beaches here are sublime and great for surfing and beach walks.

With 26 golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many beautiful inlets, Port Stephens is an idyllic beach getaway. Its winning combination of sandy beaches, national parklands and rugged coastlines, Port Stephens is the perfect place to get in touch with nature.

The Tomaree National Park encompasses coastal bushland, sand dunes, heathland forests, over 20 kilometres of dramatic rocky coastline and stunning, white, sandy beaches.

One of Australia's most extraordinary marine playgrounds, the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park is something to behold, all 98,000 hectares of it. The park is home to many species; dolphins, turtles, fish, seabirds, sponge gardens, mangroves, salt marshes, as well as some very special threatened species and indigenous heritage sites.

Port Stephens is home to a prominent dining scene characterised by its diversity and use of locally sourced ingredients. From hand-shucked oysters to fresh avocados, figs and macadamia nuts, the Port Stephens region is abundant with beautiful produce and flavours. This region is also the birthplace of several quality wines and craft beers.

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay is named after the numerous sand shoals which are scattered around the area. The area features excellent bushwalking area as well as the "bay experience". Shoal Bay is the most eastern suburb of the Port Stephens. It is located on the southern shore of Port Stephens, adjacent to the bay of the same name at the entrance to the port.