Port Stephens Marina Resort

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

33 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Port Stephens Marina Resort
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Good For Families
  • Families50
  • Couples20
  • Solo25
  • Business25

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Looking west towards the lighthouseLooking west towards the lighthouse

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Terry (on the right) and his boatTerry (on the right) and his boat

Travel Tips for Nelson Bay


by iandsmith

There are daily cruises in and around and even out of Port Stephens. There can be as many as half a dozen ferry/catamaran/pleasure boats on the water at any given time. It's a good way to appreciate how big the port is. In fact, it's 28 kilometres from the mouth of the Karuah River that runs into it to the headlands. The Queen Mary, as in ship, once came in here during the war years. One of the things you will get an excellent view of if you take the early trips are dolphins. Both the morning and afternoon cruises attract them but during the a.m. one they appear more active. At certain times of the year you will see whales though remember that these are understandably more offshore than the dolphins. They are, as you may have noticed, slightly larger and thus require a little more water.
You can got your cruise at D'Albora Marina right at the end of the main street through Nelson Bay.

Anyone for tennis?

by iandsmith

....or golf. You can do more than one sport around the bay other than fishing.
This is one of a number of golf courses available within the shire. It's called Horizons, located at Salamander Bay, and is a private course that the public can play on. Beautifully manicured it has all the trappings of a resort course.
Some other options are the Nelson Bay Golf Club that has 27 holes to choose from or Lemon Tree Passage that is not quite to the standard of the former two.
Raymond Terrace has a challenging course called Muree and on the other side of the bay there's the lovely Hawkes Nest Golf Club.

Shoal Bay

by iandsmith

Yacaaba Headland is like a magnet for your camera. Whether perched on the end of Soldiers Point (about 10kms west) or sitting in a restaurant at Shoal Bay (as I was here when I decided to take this one) it constantly draws the eye. There's a couple of cafes across the road from the park where I took this photo and, sitting there on a sublime day in winter sipping your favourite beverage is an activity I wholly recommend.
The cares of the world drift their way across the road and out across the bay. It's so relaxing and conducive to recharging your batteries I wish every VTer would have the chance to do it just once in their lives. Me, I manage about once a month and never tire of it.

Ride a Camel at Anna Bay

by RedEaredPanda

One of the highlights of our trip was the spectacular camel ride on Anna Bay beach by the sand dunes a few kilometers from Nelson Bay. The price per person was $20 AUD and well worth it. The 3 camels were owned by a local and his family and besides the camel ride by the beach, they informed us that they also do private functions for anyone who's interested.. They would drive the camels to your destination..

Anyway, about the camel ride.. The ride took us on the sand dunes and then to the beach and back to where we started from.. The ride took approximately 30 minutes.. The camels would extend their long necks and snack on the green bushes along the sand dunes.. A meal referred to as "McDonalds for the Camels" by the guide. The guide was a very nice bloke and entertained us with funny camel facts as we rode.. Highly recommended as it's a great experience for both kids and adults and the view just comes as a bonus

Port Stephens

by hanabiwaiwai

"Dolphin Cruise"

The main attraction of Port Stephens is dolphine-watching. The cruise took about 2 hours... the first one and half hour we could only see one dolphine, felt so disappointed. Who knows that when the vessel was heading back to the port, many dolphins appeared!

"Sand Dunes"

Another attraction of Port Stephens is sand dunes that stretch over 30+ km! We had 4WD ride which was very bouncy... followed by sand-boarding. Remember to close your mouth when u slide down.


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Address: 33 Magnus St, Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia