Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Port Stephens
A bounty of beaches made even more tempting by the laid-back lifestyle.
OceanScape Luxury Beachfront Villas
2 Sea Breeze Place, Scotts Head NSW 2447, Australia
Sandboarding, gourmet sampling and luxury accommodation in Port Stephens
Port Stephens is larger than Sydney Harbour and is resplendently beautiful. Its huge bay runs inland for more than 20 kilometres and is speckled with luxury accommodation.
The Port Stephens region is made up of three distinct areas: the Tomaree Peninsula, the Tilligerry Peninsula and the Golden Bight. No matter where your boutique accommodation is though, Port Stephens’ pride and joy is its beaches. In fact, visitors have a choice of more than 26 golden-sand strips. Families will love the safe waters of One Mile, Boat Harbour and Birubi Beach, while those looking to hang 10 can heat to Zenith, Box or Samurai Beach.
Nelson Bay is the local ‘capital’ - if an unpretentious little town of 8000 can take that title – and a favourite spot for holidaying groups, scuba divers and fishing fanatics. The Fly Point marine reserve is much loved by snorkelers and divers, and you can hand-feed the eastern blue gropers there. Whale watching is popular during the migrating season (June and November) and those keen to catch of glimpse of these majestic creatures can join a cruise. Dolphin-watching tours also depart from Nelson Bay. If you're not looking to acquaint yourself with your sea legs, move towards a headland in Tomaree National Park and try your luck spotting them from dry land.
Worimi Conservation Lands is only a 10-minute drive from the centre of Nelson Bay, and its soaring sand dunes beckon for sand boarding, quad bike tours and even camel riding. Nearby marine parks offer scuba diving, as well as a collection of rock pools and shallow water perfect for kids to comb through.
On your return to your Port Stephens accommodation, embrace an honoured beach-holiday tradition with a serve of fish and chips on the foreshore. You could also sample Port Stephens' gourmet offerings by tucking into freshly shucked oysters, just-caught seafood and locally grown vegetables. Wash it all down with a regional brew or wine.