Looking for your next NSW holiday location? Look no further than Shoal Bay – we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do.
Shoal Bay, NSW has a shimmering shine to it that is sure to put a smile on your face. It’s a hidden holiday hotspot set amid shapely shores at the entrance to Port Stephens, and an ideal destination to focus your next holiday to the Hunter Valley.
Need some itinerary ideas before you go? These are some of the reasons we think you’re certain to love Shoal Bay.
You can visit sand dunes on an epic scale
Us Aussies aren’t strangers to desert landscapes, with huge expanses of our vast country being covered in them.
Although if you want to experience a classic icon of sandy deserts the world over – sand dunes – look no further than those on the Worimi Conservation Lands (also known as the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes). This undulating, golden world covers 4,200 hectares, encompassing the longest moving dune system in the Southern Hemisphere, according to the Port Stephens Visitors Information Centre website.
To experience these (literally) rolling peaks, grab a driving permit for your four-wheel drive vehicle, or jump on a guided tour.
Delve into a little history
What makes a sweet holiday deal in Shoal Bay even sweeter?
Seeing real-life World War II gun emplacements, bunkers and more.
You see, the convenient thing about old 1930s/40s coastal forts is that they had to be placed somewhere with great views, in order to see approaching enemies. Modern visitors can soak up some truly stunning sights at these locations, which is why we recommend a walking trip through Tomaree National Park.
This used to be the home of military guns, torpedo tubes, search light stations and barracks, leaving a range of historic attractions for the keen-eyed timeshare tourist. Interpretive signs detailing the tales of the place are scattered along the Fort Tomaree walk, which itself is around a 2-kilometre return trip.
The beach is just next door!
If you decide to stay at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay, you’ll be within immediate walking distance to the local town beach. This is a pretty seaside area where you can kick back, relax and enjoy a spot of swimming before popping back to the hotel to enjoy your evening. What are you waiting for? Shoal Bay is your next coastal getaway…