Top tips for finding the perfect Port Stephens hotel
To learn more about the area’s local history in Port Stephens, select a hotel near Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, which allows you to take a look at many photographs and old artefacts, in particular related to maritime rescue history. Marty's @ Little Beach Apartments is an accommodation situated near the beach and within a 7-minute walk of the Lighthouse and Reserve.
If you want to experience the longest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, go to Worimi Conservation Lands, also called the Stockton Sand Dunes. It is a nature reserve managed by the Worimi people that stretches for around 30km and is a place where you can try horse or camel riding, as well as sandboarding. Birubi Beach Holiday Park is an affordable property less than 10 minutes from Stockton Beach on the Worimi Lands.
Those who enjoy nature and walks, head to Tomaree National Park, where you can follow various trails through forests, beaches, sand dunes or rocky coastline and admire picturesque ocean views from Tomaree Mountain. Peninsula Nelson Bay Hotel is a property with an extensive range of rooms and is located right outside of the National Park and about 15 minutes’ walk from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse.
If you would like to mix outdoor activities with sightseeing, you can kayak or take a boat to Fingal Island, which offers scenic views of the bay and houses Port Stephens Lighthouse from the 19th century, as well as historic ruins. Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay will place you next to the beach and within close proximity of the island.
Visitors who plan to go on a dolphin-watching cruise should select a hotel near one of the marinas in Port Stephens, like Soldiers Point Marina, where you can even hire a boat yourself. Bannisters Port Stephens is a fairly new property located in the area of Soldiers Point and within walking distance of the marina, it features a bar and an airport shuttle service.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Port Stephens
How can I find hotels near me?
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What are good hotels in Port Stephens with free parking?
Port Stephens Motel is a 3-star accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool and car parking and it is located a few minutes’ walk from Port Stephens Information Centre and a marina. Beach Services Apartments is a 4-star accommodation with many facilities, including free private parking. It is situated close to Tomaree National Park and within walking distance of Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve.
What are good hotels in Port Stephens near the Shell Museum?
Corlette Palms Motor Inn is a budget option next to the Shell Museum and 10 minutes’ drive from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse. It has a swimming pool, free parking and breakfast for an additional charge. Anchorage Port Stephens is a luxury accommodation with spa facilities and is located within a 4-minute walk of the museum. Port Stephens Shell Museum is a small museum that has a rich collection of rare shells.
Which hotel in Port Stephens is close to Gan Gan Lookout?
Corlette Retreat is a 4-star accommodation with a garden and private beach area located near Port Stephens Shell Museum and within a 5-minute drive of the Lookout. Gan Gan lookout is a place where you can admire panoramic views of the bay and Port Stephens
What are good hotels in Port Stephens for families?
If you are travelling to Port Stephens with kids, consider hotels in the area of Tobohhan Hill Park, which provides entertainment in the form of numerous rides, games and activities for people of all ages and is located next to Tilligerry Aquatic Centre. Oaks Pacific Blue Resort is a luxury hotel just a 15-minute walk from the Aquatic Centre and the park. If you are looking for a more affordable alternative, pick Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach, a family hotel with playgrounds and activities for children, which is located next to the beach and in close proximity to Tomaree National Park.