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Shoal Bay

Located on the southern headland of Port Stephens is picturesque Shoal Bay, surrounded by Tomaree National Park, ocean and harbour beaches. This coastal area is rightly known as the “Blue Water Paradise” of the North Coast of New South Wales.

Experience one of the top 10 panoramic views in the world from the summit of Tomaree Head. Take in the magnificent harbour with dolphin cruise (all year round) or whale watch cruise (June-October). Experience ever-changing sand dunes of nearby Stockton Beach with a 4WD trip. Shoal Bay - Port Stephens is about 2 ½ hour’s drive from Sydney and 40 minutes from Newcastle. Our airport is just 30 mins drive from Shoal Bay.

Content: Philip & Christina Latham, Shoal Bay Bed and Breakfast

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Many activities depart from nearby Nelson Bay Marina, such as Dolphin and Whale watch cruises (although you can watch them from the shore). Broughton Island cruises and Twilight Dinner cruises also depart the marina. Fishing charters are popular with visitors to the area. Enjoy a drop of red or white from any of our three wineries within 15 min drive with relaxing views and affordable lunches. How about a relaxing game of golf at any or all of the 3 top class golf courses at Nelson Bay, Salamander Bay or Medowie. The Australian Shark and Ray Centre, horse riding and 4WD tours are also within 15 min drive.

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Marina boardwalk, Corlette, Port Stephens
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Scenic 2hr (180km) drive from Sydney, the Lower Hunter is one of Australia's premier wine-producing regions. There are over 90 wineries, large and boutique, and many restaurants. Coal mining has been a pillar of the local economy, although the current focus is on wine tourism. more

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