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Nelson Bay - Port Stephens, Port Stevens, Northern Beaches Holiday

Updated on July 2, 2011

It is 223 kms / 139 miles north of Sydney in Port Stephens. This is a place for sun and fun. This is the perfect place for a fun filled family outing. You have so many activities you can do here.

There are so various types of places to stay here, you can stay in hotels, motels or camp amidst parks. You can also bike or hike or walk through the trails that have been constructed in these parks.

There are several activities you can do in Nelson Bay. The best has to be the sand dune surfing, yes surfing. They give you specially board that you use to surf down 50-60 feet (or more) sand dunes. They also have mini 4 wheel bikes that you can rent to drive through the sand dunes.

Sand dunes
Sand dunes

The other interesting activity you can do here is para-gliding. They harness to a glider and then a speed boat pulls you up into the sky. It is a great feeling, once they slow down or stop you drop into the water below and they speed up again (seems more like torture but is great fun).


If you are not the adventurous kind then you might take a cruise ride to see whales or dolphins swimming close to your boat or if you are the wine tasting kind you can drive down to HunterValley which is just a one and half hour drive. The HunterValley offers several wine styles, along with the classic varieties like Chardonnay, Shiraz and Semillon you will also find the newer styles like Verdelho and Chambourcin.

Winery by DiverSluck in Flickr
Winery by DiverSluck in Flickr
Winery by DiverSluck in Flickr
Winery by DiverSluck in Flickr
Australian Semillon Wine by DiverSluck in Flickr
Australian Semillon Wine by DiverSluck in Flickr

Nelson Bay has something for everyone. You can never go wrong with a vacation here.

Places to Visit close by:
New Castle, Hunter Valley, Port Stevens several beaches.
Activities: Wine Tasting and Winery visit, Camel back riding, sand dune surfing, sand dune riding, surfing, para-gliding, snorkeling, biking, hiking, camping,dolphins watches…

Here are some other places you might want to see around Sydney:

Akuna Bay - House boat Holiday
Bondi To Coogee Walk-The best walk of your life
University Of Sydney - Australia's Oldest & Best University
Jenolan Caves-Outstanding Cave System
White Sand Beaches of Australia
Sydney City Attractions
Snowy Mountains - Skiing Holiday
Tumut - Top Family Vacation Spot
Kangaroo Valley-Australia's Most Beautiful Valley
Batemans Bay Fishing Holiday


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      Anestis 2 years ago

      - What a gift Kelly! You have taken my breath away with these betfuiual images of my family. You gave us such freedom to explore and spend time as a family and all along the way you found those moments that reflect us. I love the silliness, the stillness and the beauty that comes from my children. And you nailed all of these. I can't wait for our part 2. Just have to figure out our outfits again. May have to recycle these!08/24/2011 1:25 pm