Postcard images are yours to find in the Port Stephens area, approximately 1 hour drive north of Newcastle. Simply stunning blue waters, white sandy beaches, juxtaposed by greener than green nature reserves where atop headlands, some of the best whale watching vantage points can be found from May each year. The waters are home to a huge colony of local friendly dolphins. Be sure to jump on a charter and get a little closer to these remarkable creatures. Offshore, a Fishermans delight.
The peninsula makes for calm waters inside and some great surfing on the east. Indulge in beautiful local seafood, wine and craft beer. Camp at Shoal Bay next to the Tomaree National Park and keep your eyes out for Koalas. Experience a little luxury and one of the areas boutique hotels or B&B’s. Divers will remark at the Cabbage Tree Island Shipwreck where some Gentle Giants can be found – AKA Grey Nurse Sharks!