Port Stephens, New South Wales © Tourism Australia
Guide to Port Stephens
Port Stephens has a beguiling list of attractions – from wildlife to wineries, soaring sand dunes to ancient rainforest, here are some of the top things to do in this northern New South Wales town.
Port Stephens rates favourably as a seaside getaway thanks to being surrounded by 26 stunning beaches and a majestic bay along the Legendary Pacific Coast route, just 2.5 hours north of Sydney. In addition to world-class surf breaks, visitors to the Port Stephens region can explore this aquatic playground by scuba diving with grey nurse sharks, swimming with wild dolphins or snorkelling in gentle bays. There are also inventive tours on offer in the nearby Stockton sand dunes and Barrington Tops National Park making Port Stephens the perfect place for a weekend away.