Showing 1-25 of 49 properties in Nelson Bay

Availability and prices of [X] properties in [Region]
Properties Sun 2 Aug Mon 3 Aug Tue 4 Aug Wed 5 Aug Thu 6 Aug Fri 7 Aug Sat 8 Aug

Oaks Pacific Blue Resor…

Guests
6
Beds
5
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay Townhouse: Oaks Pacific Blue Resort Townhouse 516

Serenity at Nelson Bay,…

Guests
6
Beds
4
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Serenity at Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

Condo 108 @ Horizons Re…

Guests
24
Beds
16
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Special offer Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay Resort: Condo 108 @ Horizons Resort & Golf, Port Stephens

BEACHFRONT OASIS

Guests
8
Beds
6
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: BEACHFRONT OASIS

Dutchman's Bay Escape

Guests
10
Beds
6
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Dutchman's Bay Escape

Dutchies Holiday on Dut…

Guests
10
Beds
7
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Dutchies Holiday on Dutchmans Bay

SEASHELLS 1

Guests
6
Beds
4
Guest rating
I loved it!
Online payment
Available
Property image
Nelson Bay Apartment: SEASHELLS 1

Shells on the Shore Hol…

Guests
8
Beds
5
Guest rating
I loved it!
Online payment
Available
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Shells on the Shore Holiday House

BRONTE 2

Guests
4
Beds
3
Guest rating
I loved it!
Online payment
Available
Property image
Nelson Bay Apartment: BRONTE 2

Beach Palace on Dutchie…

Guests
12
Beds
7
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Special offer Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Beach Palace on Dutchies Beach

Bayscape

Guests
10
Beds
7
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Bayscape

SEASHELLS NELSON BAY UN…

Guests
6
Beds
5
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay Apartment: SEASHELLS NELSON BAY UNIT 2

Tranquility at Lagoons

Guests
8
Beds
6
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Tranquility at Lagoons

RETREAT at Dutchmans Be…

Guests
6
Beds
3
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Special offer Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay Apartment: RETREAT at Dutchmans Beach

OASIS Unit 4

Guests
6
Beds
4
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay Apartment: OASIS Unit 4

Nelson Bay View @ Nelso…

Guests
10
Beds
8
Guest rating
I liked it
Online payment
Available
Special offer conditions
Special offer Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Nelson Bay View @ Nelson Bay

Viewpoint

Guests
8
Beds
7
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Special offer Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Viewpoint

The Baywatch Retreat

Guests
6
Beds
6
Guest rating
I loved it!
Special offer conditions
Special offer Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay House: The Baywatch Retreat

Banyan

Guests
7
Beds
4
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay House: Banyan

Amarna Luxury Beach Res…

Guests
14
Beds
20
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay Resort: Amarna Luxury Beach Resort

Aqua Apartments Nelson …

Guests
6
Beds
6
Guest rating
Not yet rated
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Nelson Bay Resort: Aqua Apartments Nelson Bay

Aqua

Guests
4
Beds
4
Guest rating
Not yet rated
Property image
Nelson Bay Resort: Aqua

Florentine 12

Guests
8
Beds
3
Guest rating
I loved it!
Property image
Nelson Bay Apartment: Florentine 12

The Nelson Resort (form…

Guests
5
Beds
100
Guest rating
I liked it
Property image
Nelson Bay Motel: The Nelson Resort (formerly Nelson Lodge

Stanley Park

Guests
15
Beds
10
Guest rating
I loved it!
Online payment
Available
Special offer conditions
Last minute
Property image
Newcastle House: Stanley Park

Nelson Bay: The Quintessential Australian Beach Break


Even if visitors flock to Nelson Bay for those long stretches of beautiful beaches, the coastal town 60km from Newcastle retains the impression of being miles away from the crowds. It’s easy to escape into nature, with so many national parks, windswept headlands and lesser known beaches a short distance from town. Boasting a prime position on Port Stephens, travellers are privy to some of the freshest seafood in the region, reinforcing that beach break feel. If you’re staying in Nelson Bay, you can rent a wide range of holiday homes, apartments and cottages where you wake up to the sound of the waves.


The Beaches of Nelson Bay


Nelson Bay is lined by a variety of beaches, some that keep going forever and others that are much smaller and quieter. If you’re looking for relatively calm waters to swim in, head to One Mile Beach. This stretch of sand is also a favourite spot for surf lessons, as the waves have just enough swell without being too rough. One Mile Beach isn’t as secluded as Little Beach, which may be the preference of families with small children. Placid waters and plenty of shade ensure a safe, fun environment. If you’re looking for more action, there’s always Birubi, divided into two beaches totalling 32km. Here, opportunities to take part in water sports abound and the beach is wide enough to spread out or fly a kite. Behind Birubi are the well-known Stockton Sand Dunes, which offer a ton of activities in their own right.


Nelson Bay Wildlife Watching


The opportunities to observe native species in their natural habitats abound on and off shore. Around 160 bottlenose dolphins have elected residence in the waters that hug the coast, and tours are organised year-round to venture out and visit them. It is so likely that you’ll spot dolphins that many of the tours advertise 99% chances of sightings on any given day.


Whales are known to wait out the winter in Port Stephens Bay. Whale watching cruises leave from Nelson Bay between May and August. Once again, it is so likely you’ll see these marine mammals on your cruise that most companies offer a money-back guarantee if you get unlucky.


If you tire of coastal sightings, spend some time inland at Tilligerry Habitat, a koala sanctuary. Stretch your legs on the State Reserve’s walking trails, on your own or as part of a tour. In addition to koalas, you’ll be able to observe a wide variety of birds and frogs.


Hikes and Scenic Lookouts around Nelson Bay


Travellers interested in hiking can visit Tomaree National Park, where a network of trails leads to two scenic lookouts. These paths are suitable for all fitness levels and the views over the coast, bay and nearby islands make the little bit of effort worthwhile. The most popular of the two lookouts is Tomaree Head Summit. The national park also harbours Point Stephens Lighthouse, which was erected in 1862. Guided tours of the lighthouse share local historic highlights with visitors, who can also view the ruins of the original light keeper’s cottage while taking in prime views of the coast. If you don’t have time to visit Tomaree National Park, you can head to Gan Gan Lookout, which is only 160m high but offers panoramic views all the way to Newcastle and is a popular spot to watch the sunset.


Options for Eating Out in Nelson Bay


If you’re staying in Nelson Bay, you won’t have to go far to try some locally-caught seafood. For an upscale dining experience, try one of the restaurants down by the marina, some of which have won awards. For a more casual lunch or dinner, stroll along Stockton or Donald Streets, where you can take your pick of cafes. Otherwise, you can do like the locals, pack a basket and eat outside at Dutchies Beach, a favourite picnic spot in Nelson Bay, only a short walk from the centre of town. Spread your blanket on the grass and watch the kids go wild at the playground, widely acclaimed as the best in the Port Stephens region.


Getting to Nelson Bay


Depending on where you’re coming from, there are many ways to get to Nelson Bay. You can fly to Newcastle or Sydney and drive the rest of the way. Otherwise, you can take the train from Sydney to Newcastle and then the bus from Newcastle to Nelson Bay, or take a coach directly from Sydney.

Advertisement