If you are looking for a destination that is brimming with natural attractions, from its white sandy beaches to beautiful coastal strip and everything from marine animals at play and an abundance of wildlife to discover, then you simply cannot go past Port Stephens. Located on the east coast of Australia in New South Wales this small coastal town is the perfect getaway for all kinds of holidays. Perhaps you might be planning a weekend trip with friends, a backpacking stop over, romantic trip for two or family holiday, Port Stephens is the perfect location! Known as the "Dolphin Capital of Australia", Port Stephens lays claim to some of the region's most breathtaking scenery and natural landscape. There is over 150 bottlenose dolphins that call these waters home that are easily seen from a number of stunning lookouts and organised tours that you can book onto. Every day you can board one of the cruise vessels and spend the day out on Nelson Bay and watch these playful creatures in the natural environment. And to make this destination even more attractive you might like to see the awesome sight of the migrating Humpback Whales at play while visiting Port Stephens during the months of May and June. Between these months you can travel out to watch these majestic mammals breech and tail slap with a number of tour operators that leave directly from Port Stephens.
Nelson Bay is an aquatic playground, whether you are looking to spend some time above or below the waters of this magical destination. From snorkelling, scuba diving, whale watching, dolphin cruises, swimming or building sandcastles on the beach, there is year round attractions for all ages to enjoy on, near or under the waters of Port Stephens. There are also activities like canoeing, kayaking, parasailing, paddle boating or more that the whole family can enjoy during the day as well as beautiful foreshore grounds to enjoy a picnic in and shopping to do while you are here.
With natural attractions and breathtaking scenery you would think a destination couldn't get any better but with this as well as awesome events, festivals and markets being held in Port Stephens a holiday here will surely be unforgettable. With events such as the Karuah Oyster Festival being held in April every year as well as the Taste of the Bay Food and Wine Festival in November and the various weekend markets that you can browse through you really do have a lot to look forward to.
Or perhaps you might be interested in the championship golf courses that you can take advantage of while you are here or the countless things to see and do such as sampling some of the taste tempting wines at the Port Stephens Winery or wandering through the Tilligerry Habitat or visiting one of the oldest historic buildings known as the Tanilba House. The sand dunes at Stockton Beach are a must see and with so many different tour operators running daily trips to one or all of the main attractions in Port Stephens you will every chance to experience it all!
Encasing Port Stephens is acres upon acres of stunning rainforests and National Parks that just beacon you to come out and explore. Take a guided trip and learn about the natural flora and fauna or set off on foot by yourself and see what delights you can discover. Port Stephens is a place of beauty and wonder where you will never be ceased to be amazed at the natural attractions that this coastal town boasts. So start planning a holiday where you can escape from the rat race and slow the pace down as you arrive at your holiday location of Port Stephens.