Port Stephens, NSW
With 26 golden sandy beaches, a bay that is more than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, and a mountainous, rainforest-fringed peninsula, Port Stephens is the perfect holiday destination. The Port Stephens region has three main areas: the Tomaree Peninsula, Tilligerry Peninsula and the Golden Bight, all surrounding the spectacular Port Stephens Bay. Here you can go four-wheel driving in the sand dunes, swim with dolphins, surf and snorkel, or explore nature in world-class national parks.
Port Stephens is an aquatic playground renowned for its golden uncrowded beaches. Within the shelter of Hawkes Bay there are calm, safe beaches and lakes that are ideal for swimming, kayaking and sailing. Boat Harbour, One Mile Beach, Fingal Bay, Shoal Bay, Little Beach and Birubi Beach (Stockton Beach) are ideal for families and children. Wind-swept beaches such as Zenith, Wreck, Box and Samurai are for more experienced surfers. See Port Stephens’ resident penguins at Dutchman’s Bay. Go scuba diving and explore the sea caves and shipwrecks at Fly Point Marine Park or cast a line for some on-shore fishing.