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Destination guide

Port Stephens holiday homes to rent

From fresh-caught seafood to sublime natural beauty, Port Stephens offers beachside relaxation near the sparkling blue bay. Families and couples can enjoy sandy beaches, bottlenose dolphins, water sports and dramatic sand dunes on the idyllic inlets while staying in holiday homes to rent.

History

Heritage sites near Port Stephens holiday rentals

Port Stephens has a rich history celebrated in local museums and at heritage sites. Holiday homes can be found near exciting attractions like Fighter World, an Australian aviation museums with a large collection of aircraft, and the Port Stephens Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse landmark with sweeping views of the sea. The Nelson Bay Lighthouse, a 19th-century lighthouse and lightkeeper’s cottage on a headland overlooking the area, and the Nelson Head Heritage Inner Lighthouse Reserve Museum, a museum with tea rooms and exhibits related to the history of Port Stephens, are also fun for history buffs.

Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Port Stephens holiday rentals

The parks, nature reserves, bay, beaches and wildlife areas become a natural playground for nature lovers and adventurers, regardless of skill level. Nature walks, wildlife spotting, hiking and biking are popular ways to explore the landscape, though those looking for more excitement may enjoy four-wheel driving, off-roading, sand duning, climbing, ziplining and canopy walks. In the water, dolphin, shark and ray encounters, scuba diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing and paddle boarding are fun activities. Golf, horseback riding, camel rides, skydiving, ballooning, parasailing, abseiling and deep-sea fishing are some other ways to get out into nature in Port Stephens.

Beaches

Beachside fun near Port Stephens holiday homes

Port Stephens has beautiful, relaxing beaches for romantic retreats or for fun with the whole family. Birubi Beach, a tranquil beach with calm waters for small children, and Zenith Beach, a sandy cove beach with a mountain backdrop, dramatic rock formations and excellent surfing waves, are two top beaches near holiday rentals. Stockton Beach, a popular fishing and adventure beach, and Nobbys Beach, a quiet beach with a nearby lighthouse and picnic areas, are also fun for families and couples. Newcastle Beach, a lively beach with rough waves and wind, is popular for surfing and other water sports. If you’re daring, the Samurai Nudist Beach, a clothing-optional beach and campground near a national park, is an exciting opportunity.

How to get around

Transport to Port Stephens holiday rentals

Port Stephens is accessible through flights to the Newcastle Airport near the main town of Nelson Bay. Direct flights to and from the east coast cities and to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Brisbane are available, as well as regional flights from Sydney. Once there, car rentals, limousines, shuttle buses and public buses provide transport throughout the area and to and from holiday homes.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Port Stephens Council?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,517 holiday rentals around Port Stephens Council. From 617 holiday houses to 632 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Port Stephens Council?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Port Stephens Council. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Anchorage Marina Port Stephens: 1,353 holiday rentals
  • Corlette: 1,350 holiday rentals
  • Dutchmans Beach: 1,350 holiday rentals
  • Birubi Beach: 1,199 holiday rentals
  • Soldiers Point Marina: 1,359 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Port Stephens Council! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Port Stephens Council?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Port Stephens Council with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Pokolbin: 519 holiday homes
  • Nelson Bay: 1,350 holiday homes
  • Smiths Lake: 348 holiday homes
  • Shoal Bay: 1,349 holiday homes
  • Lemon Tree Passage: 1,349 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Port Stephens Council?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Port Stephens Council are:

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown): 776 holiday houses
  • Cessnock, NSW (CES): 569 holiday houses
  • Newcastle, NSW (BEO-Belmont): 408 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Port Stephens Council?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Port Stephens Council. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Anchorage Marina Port Stephens: 1,353 holiday rentals
  • Soldiers Point Marina: 1,359 holiday rentals
  • Salamander Bay: 1,423 holiday rentals
  • Tomaree National Park: 1,429 holiday rentals
  • Worimi Conservation Lands: 1,475 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Stephens Council listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Port Stephens Council

Pokolbin
519 holiday rentals
Nelson Bay
1,350 holiday rentals
Smiths Lake
348 holiday rentals
Shoal Bay
1,349 holiday rentals
Lemon Tree Passage
1,349 holiday rentals
Hawks Nest
1,351 holiday rentals
Seal Rocks
329 holiday rentals
Salamander Bay
1,352 holiday rentals
Fingal Bay
1,349 holiday rentals
Soldiers Point
1,354 holiday rentals
Boat Harbour
1,349 holiday rentals
Newcastle
121 holiday rentals
Lovedale
470 holiday rentals
Anna Bay
1,356 holiday rentals
Caves Beach
214 holiday rentals
Cessnock
440 holiday rentals
Vacy
60 holiday rentals
Rosebrook
96 holiday rentals
Summerland Point
244 holiday rentals
Mannering Park
261 holiday rentals