A sweeping marine estuary in New South Wale’s Hunter Region, Port Stephens is perfect if you and your family are looking for a relaxing getaway. The port’s transparent waters are teeming with native fish species, and there’s plenty of aquatic activities available for the adventurous holidaymaker. Equally beautiful is the unique geography – bush-shrouded mountains plunge directly into the surf along the fringes of the port, creating a dramatic and visually-stunning contrast.
The proximity to the ocean means you’ve got more than a few ways to get wet – local activities include snorkelling, surfing, parasailing and scuba diving. If you’re a diving enthusiast or an underwater photographer, there are numerous shipwrecks scattered along the coastline, providing amazing opportunities to explore and shoot. If you’re more of a ‘the-water-looks-better-when-I’m-not-in-it’ kind of traveller, you can go on whale- and dolphin-watching tours which allow you to view these magnificent animals in their natural habitats.
Dry land also offers a diversity of great attractions. Stockton Beach’s towering sand dunes can reach over thirty metres in height, and play host to adrenalin-pumping activities like 4×4 driving, sandboarding, and quad/motorbike riding. It doesn’t matter whether you have kids, or are a big kid yourself – there’s something to suit everyone. For those who are after something slower, camel-riding tours are a great way to experience the beach from a new angle, while walking trails at the Tomaree and Myall Lakes National Parks are perfect for exploring Port Stephens’ bushland.
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