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Dutchies Holiday House
From $485 p/n
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Dutchies Holiday on Dutchmans Bay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

House in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (63 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Beautiful Inground Pool and BBQ Area
From $209 p/n
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Serenity at Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

House in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (52 reviews)
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Beautiful Dutchies Beach - 150m down the hill
From $255 p/n
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Dutchman's Bay Escape

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 128 reviews

House in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (128 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Executive style holiday living within 900 mts of popular beaches
From $338 p/n
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Port Stephens Beach Break B & B

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Farmstay in Nelson Bay

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Exceptional 5.0/5 (75 reviews)
  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathroom
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From $111 p/n
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THE HEART OF NELSON BAY - MODERN APARTMENT

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (21 reviews)
  • 5 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
This walk is across the road from the apartment, Short walk.
From $112 p/n
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Danalene Hideaway Retreat.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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Excellent 4.7/5 (42 reviews)
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
From $184 p/n
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SEASHELLS NELSON BAY APT 1

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (52 reviews)
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
From $314 p/n
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Nelson Bay View @ Nelson Bay

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

House in Nelson Bay

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Good 3.8/5 (22 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Seashells
From $102 p/n
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SEASHELLS NELSON BAY UNIT 2

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (28 reviews)
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
External View w/- Double Garage
From $301 p/n
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Bayscape-on-Wallawa-Road

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

House in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (40 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Beach Palace - entire 3-storey house
From $729 p/n
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Beach Palace on Dutchies Beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

House in Nelson Bay

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Exceptional 5.0/5 (29 reviews)
  • 12 guests
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
Right in the Heart of Nelson Bay
From $122 p/n
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Nelson Bay - Prime Location

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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  • 5 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Bronte 2 Magnus Street
From $133 p/n
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BRONTE NELSON BAY UNIT 2

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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Excellent 4.7/5 (31 reviews)
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Resort-style pool and cabana
From $500 p/n
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RETREAT at Dutchmans Beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
RIPPLES is just steps away from this...
From $388 p/n
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RIPPLES on Dutchies Beach

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Nelson Bay Marina 3 min walk
From $102 p/n
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"TOMAREE LODGE" - NELSON BAY

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Apartment in Nelson Bay

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (19 reviews)
  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathroom
From $91 p/n
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Aqua Apartments Nelson Bay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 1 review

Resort in Nelson Bay

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  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
From $91 p/n
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Aqua Apartments Nelson Bay

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Resort in Nelson Bay

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  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Madolly Cottage
From $163 p/n
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Madolly Cottage and Beachhouse

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

House in Shoal Bay

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Excellent 4.6/5 (26 reviews)
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathroom
10 seat entertainment + BBQ
From $224 p/n
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Bay Stayz @ Shoal Bay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

House in Shoal Bay

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (28 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
entertaining deck with beach views
From $291 p/n
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Fingal Break Beach House

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

House in Fingal Bay

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (27 reviews)
  • 9 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Box Beach and outer islands
From $357 p/n
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Box Beach Accommodation

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

House in Shoal Bay

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  • 12 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
your tropical hideaway awaits...
From $92 p/n
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Bayviews Bed and Breakfast Port Stephens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

B&B in Soldiers Point

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (26 reviews)
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
View of the Heads from the patio
From $184 p/n
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Absolute beachfront cottage

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Cottage in Soldiers Point

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  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
One Mile Beach
From $281 p/n
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Surfside Dreaming at One Mile Beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Cottage in One Mile

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (15 reviews)
  • 9 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
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From $164 p/n
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The Retreat Port Stephens- Cabins

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Resort in Anna Bay

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Excellent 4.5/5 (16 reviews)
  • 5 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
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From $90 p/n
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One Mile Beach Retreat 8 to 10 guest`s

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

House in Anna Bay

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (49 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms

About Nelson Bay

Salty fresh air and cool soothing breezes drift from the waters of Port Stephens in Nelson Bay. Located 59 km north-east of Newcastle with the Tomaree National Park on the east, Nelson Bay offers beautiful views. Come for surfing, whale or dolphin watching, fishing or diving, Nelson Bay has so much to do and see. Nelson Bay is a popular place for recreational beach and water related activities.

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.


For more travel information, see our article on Family Holidays in Port Stephens.


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