Soak up the beauty of Port Stephens
We take pleasure in helping our guests plan an exciting holiday. After all, that’s why we’re here! We’re lucky to be positioned within such a fascinating and beautiful region. There’s so much to see and do in Port Stephens – you might even decide to extend your stay.
Find inspiration in our list of top attractions below. We also have brochures and other information at Reception to inspire you when you get here. On quiet days, there’s always lots of facilities to enjoy right here in our park.
Tilligerry Habitat State Reserve
Discover unusual flora and fauna in this 9-hectare reserve located on the sandy foreshore of Tanilba Bay. Best of all, entry is free! Get your map at the straw bale Environment Centre and take the smooth walking tracks and boardwalks as marked. See native birds and find bush tucker plants in season. Guided tours are available (for a fee) for you to learn more about our local history and culture.
Anna Bay is a quaint village located on the edge of Birubi Beach – the most extensive coastal sand mass in New South Wales. Go quad-biking, sand-boarding or be adventurous and ride a camel. You can also have the full Aussie experience and learn to surf at Anna Bay’s gnarly surf school.
Fishermans Bay Foreshore in Tomaree National Park
Fishermans Bay Foreshore is close to Anna Bay and only a short-drive from Lemon Tree Passage on the stunning NSW North Coast. Take your family and friends for a picnic and a swim at the secluded beach, wade through the rockpools, go snorkelling or take your binoculars (May to October) for a spot of whale watching. If you have a boat or kayak, you can launch from the small boat ramp.
Worimi Natural Park
Close to Newcastle and only a relatively short drive from Lemon Tree Passage, Worimi National Park is an Aboriginal conservation area. The area is owned and co-managed by the Worimi Aboriginal community, in partnership with NSW National Parks.
Plan a day trip to this beautiful reserve. Go fishing, birdwatching or take a guided tour of the sacred cultural sites of the Worimi people. Get active! Take a sand dune safari or go horse-riding along the beach. The Stockton Dunes form part of this area and are known as the largest moving coastal dunes in the southern hemisphere.
Fingal Bay Beach
Far from your average beach, Fingal Bay Beach is a natural wonder. Right on the edge of Tomaree National Park, the beach is located in an expansive and almost circular bay, making for interesting surfing conditions. Always swim between the flags. 4WDing is also allowed with a permit and visitors can launch their boats at the south end of the passage. If you’re keen to go fishing, the best spot is off the protected south rocks area.
Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters
Irukandji provides a unique experience to interact with marine life and to join them in their world. The centre operates to the highest standard of animal husbandry and conservation practices. Experience the truly intelligent and beautiful nature of sharks, rays and the weird and wonderful ocean world. Take student groups and children to this centre to learn more about Australia’s ecosystems.
Disclaimer: Activities are subject to change without notice. Please check with the Park’s reception.