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Nelson Bay is the main town in Port Stephens, a NSW beach haven with 26 beaches. The diving and snorkelling is incredible, but there are also calm, family-friendly spots for safe swimming or sailing. You can watch whales, spot a porpoise or two, wander Tomaree National Park, sip coffee by the seaside, or hop across the Bay to Hawks Nest. Wot more could you want from a beach holiday? Choose from our range of Nelson Bay hotels below and all you’ll need to remember to do is pack your swimmers and sunscreen.

History



In the early 19th century, a group of Chinese fishermen established a base at Nelson Bay and sent their catch back home. The town was first surveyed in 1874, and in 1882 Captain John Dalton built a house on the hill overlooking the town, calling it ‘Westward Ho’.

Things to do



Fly to Fly Point, where you can dive into the water and meet and greet an octopus or wobbegong. You’ll also spot fish, sea spiders and other little critters swimming around the coral.

On nearby Broughton Island, you can go through the Looking Glass! Here, the Looking Glass is a stretch of sea that runs through the middle of the island. Unlike Alice, you’ll have a snorkel or a scuba suit – and there isn’t a rabbit hole in sight. There is a wonderland, though: grey nurse sharks, eagle rays, gropers and morwongs have been seen swimming among walls of rock. You can only get to Broughton Island by boat, but even the journey itself is beautiful, with sea cliffs and dolphins along the way. If you’d rather stay dry, but don’t wanna miss the marine life, take a whale watching cruise.

If swimming is on your agenda, there are plenty of options in Nelson Bay and Port Stephens in general. Nelson Bay Foreshore is a nice place for a paddle, and also for festivals like the wine and craft beer-filled Tastes at the Bay Festival. If you’re after something more adventurous, feed a shark or stingray at the Australian Shark and Ray Centre, which is open seven days a week. Wade out and feel the adrenaline as a 3-metre shark rubs past you, searching for food.

Spend some time at Tomaree National Park, where you can explore deserted beaches and coastal forests with koalas and wildflowers.

If you’re into surfing or kite surfing, the best waves can be found across the bay at either Windy Woppa or Jimmy’s Beach in Hawks Nest, where you can also go kayaking or sailing on a catamaran or Hobie Cat right off the beach.

If wine is one of your passions, head to nearby Bobs Farm, a small suburb in Port Stephens and visit the Nelson Bay Winery and Murray’s Brewery, or tuck into the olives at Sams Fig and Olive, where you can pick up some beautiful and tasty olive oils, tapenades and fig jams.

Shopping and dining



Nelson Bay has seafood restaurants by the sea, Chinese restaurants in the town centre, and cafes all over the place, including one inside the Nelson Bay Lighthouse. Take a walk in the town centre and you’ll find dive shops, surf shops and fashion boutiques.

Getting here



Nelson Bay is a one-hour drive from Newcastle, and we have flights to Newcastle to get you there for less. Check out our range of Nelson Bay accommodation to be the star of your own Baywatch!

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Victoria Parade, Kiah, Unit 08, 53   NELSON BAY from$99/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Ave, Bay Parklands, Unit 62, 2, Tristani   NELSON BAY from$65/night Book & Pay Securely
Voyager Close, 2, Grasan at Little Beach   NELSON BAY from$89/night Book & Pay Securely
Gretel Close, Maeva Lodge, Unit 11, 14   NELSON BAY from$72/night Book & Pay Securely
Cote D' Azur NELSON BAY from$130/night Book & Pay Securely
Bali at the Bay NELSON BAY from$260/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Seaspray, Unit 03, 4   NELSON BAY from$76/night Book & Pay Securely
Kurrawa Close, Collendina, Unit 06, 19   NELSON BAY from$63/night Book & Pay Securely
Port Stephens Motor Lodge NELSON BAY from$109/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Kurranulla, Unit 01, 15   NELSON BAY from$62/night Book & Pay Securely
Ondine Close, Endeavour, Unit 03, 13   NELSON BAY from$79/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnus Street, Magnus Pines, Unit 4, 52-56   NELSON BAY from$92/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Luskin Lodge, Unit 07, 29   NELSON BAY from$81/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level 1, Seaspray, Unit 9   NELSON BAY from$80/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Avenue, Bay Parklands, Townhouse 04, 2   NELSON BAY from$73/night Book & Pay Securely
Marina Resort Nelson Bay NELSON BAY from$90/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level 1, Bayside, 14   NELSON BAY from$70/night Book & Pay Securely
Kurrawa Close, 13, Kurrawa   NELSON BAY from$76/night Book & Pay Securely
Church Street, Portside, Townhouse 02, 06   NELSON BAY from$58/night Book & Pay Securely
Christmas Bush Ave, Amarna Resort, 302   NELSON BAY from$780/night Book & Pay Securely
Gloucester Street, 04, Frangipani   NELSON BAY from$86/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level G, Beachclub, Unit 3   NELSON BAY from$150/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level 1, Beachclub, Unit 10   NELSON BAY from$100/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level 1, Bayside, 12   NELSON BAY from$70/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Ave, Bay Parklands, Unit 56, 2, Tristani   NELSON BAY from$73/night Book & Pay Securely
Mistral Close, 6, Mistral House   NELSON BAY from$76/night Book & Pay Securely
Gretel Close, Maeva Lodge, Unit 04, 14   NELSON BAY from$50/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnus Street, The Poplars, 11, 34   NELSON BAY from$48/night Book & Pay Securely
Dowling Street, 06 The Lagoons   NELSON BAY from$113/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnus Street, The Poplars, 24, 34   NELSON BAY from$48/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Promenade, Unit 11, 8   NELSON BAY from$55/night Book & Pay Securely
Mantra Aqua NELSON BAY from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
Thurlow Avenue, 23, Bluewater Lodge   NELSON BAY from$116/night Book & Pay Securely
Krait Close, Krait Court, Unit 12, 6   NELSON BAY from$45/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Avenue, Bay Parklands, Townhouse 03, 2   NELSON BAY from$73/night Book & Pay Securely
Gretel Close, Andana, Unit 01, 12   NELSON BAY from$64/night Book & Pay Securely
Burbong Street, 03, Bagnalls Beach House   NELSON BAY from$150/night Book & Pay Securely
Voyager Close, Unit 02, 19, The Domain   NELSON BAY from$142/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Ave, Bay Parklands, Unit 38, 2, Grevillia   NELSON BAY from$73/night Book & Pay Securely
Oaks Lure NELSON BAY from$104/night Book & Pay Securely
Laman Street, Laman Lodge, Unit 02, 15   NELSON BAY from$63/night Book & Pay Securely
Norburn Avenue, 3   NELSON BAY from$103/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Commodore, Unit 08, 6   NELSON BAY from$50/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level 1, Starfish, Unit 13   NELSON BAY from$70/night Book & Pay Securely
Government Road, Unit 05, 26, Hillcrest   NELSON BAY from$86/night Book & Pay Securely
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay NELSON BAY from$102/night Book & Pay Securely
Donald Street, Cote D'Azur Unit 43, 61   NELSON BAY from$72/night Book & Pay Securely
Amore At The Beach NELSON BAY from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Mistral Close, Mistral Court, Unit 07, 17   NELSON BAY from$50/night Book & Pay Securely
Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens ONE MILE BEACH from$135/night Book & Pay Securely
Carindale, Unit 24, 19 - 23 Dowling Street   NELSON BAY from$85/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Road, Duplex 01, 48   NELSON BAY from$104/night Book & Pay Securely
Mistral Close, Mistral Court, Unit 08, 17   NELSON BAY from$63/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Commodore, Unit 12, 6   NELSON BAY from$46/night Book & Pay Securely
Christmas Bush Ave, Amarna Resort, 301   NELSON BAY from$840/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level G, Beachside, Unit 4   NELSON BAY from$180/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnus Street, Yarramundi, Unit 01, 47   NELSON BAY from$62/night Book & Pay Securely
Middle Rock Holiday Resort ONE MILE from$85/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Apollo Court, Unit 03, 24   NELSON BAY from$69/night Book & Pay Securely
Dowling Street, Carindale, Unit 23, 19   NELSON BAY from$55/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Amanda Court, Unit 01, 1   NELSON BAY from$45/night Book & Pay Securely
8a Wallawa Road   NELSON BAY from$79/night Book & Pay Securely
Christmas Bush Ave, Amarna Resort, 303   NELSON BAY from$880/night Book & Pay Securely
Achilles Street, 30, Sirena   NELSON BAY from$85/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Commodore, Unit 09, 6   NELSON BAY from$55/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, St George, Unit 08, 19   NELSON BAY from$81/night Book & Pay Securely
Corlette Retreat CORLETTE from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
Burbong Street, 09, Baggies on Dutchies   NELSON BAY from$136/night Book & Pay Securely
Christmas Bush Ave, Amarna Resort, 101   NELSON BAY from$420/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Amanda Court, Unit 15, 1   NELSON BAY from$57/night Book & Pay Securely
Voyager Close, The Helm, Unit 12, 22   NELSON BAY from$58/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Ave, Bay Parklands, Unit 35, 2, Nicholli   NELSON BAY from$98/night Book & Pay Securely
Ondine Close, Broughton, Unit 05, 1   NELSON BAY from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Intrepid, Unit 04, 3   NELSON BAY from$88/night Book & Pay Securely
The Mitchells Waterfront Bed & Breakfast SOLDIERS POINT from$170/night Book & Pay Securely
Victoria Parade, Kiah, Unit 17, 53   NELSON BAY from$69/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level G, Bayside, 01   NELSON BAY from$100/night Book & Pay Securely
Voyager Close, Shoalhaven, Unit 01, 28   NELSON BAY from$63/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnus Street, Seashells, Unit 06, 21   NELSON BAY from$83/night Book & Pay Securely
Government Road, Unit 04, 26, Hillcrest   NELSON BAY from$95/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Intrepid, Unit 08, 3   NELSON BAY from$55/night Book & Pay Securely
Laman Street, Paradiso, Unit 03, 01   NELSON BAY from$75/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnus Street, Magnus Pines, Unit 07, 52   NELSON BAY from$93/night Book & Pay Securely
Laman Street, Paradiso, Unit 01, 01   NELSON BAY from$83/night Book & Pay Securely
Bagnall Beach Apartments, Unit 5/153 Government Rd   NELSON BAY from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
Intrepid Close, Intrepid, Unit 15, 3   NELSON BAY from$88/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Luskin Lodge, Unit 15, 29   NELSON BAY from$93/night Book & Pay Securely
Ondine Close, Albacore, Unit 05, 12   NELSON BAY from$163/night Book & Pay Securely
Christmas Bush Ave, Amarna Resort, 102   NELSON BAY from$370/night Book & Pay Securely
Birubi Beach Holiday Park ANNA BAY from$80/night Book & Pay Securely
Christmas Bush Ave, Amarna Resort, 103   NELSON BAY from$370/night Book & Pay Securely
Anne's Waterfront Haven Bed & Breakfast CORLETTE from$150/night Book & Pay Securely
Kurrawa Close, Unit 2, 14   NELSON BAY from$105/night Book & Pay Securely
Weatherly Close, Luskin Lodge, Unit 06, 29   NELSON BAY from$111/night Book & Pay Securely
Gretel Close, Maeva Lodge, Unit 03, 14   NELSON BAY from$45/night Book & Pay Securely
Mistral Close, 8, Little Beach House   NELSON BAY from$108/night Book & Pay Securely
Shoal Bay Beachclub, Level 2, Seaspray, Unit 16   NELSON BAY from$90/night Book & Pay Securely
Gowrie Ave, Bay Parklands, Unit 60, 2, Tristani   NELSON BAY from$73/night Book & Pay Securely
Casablanca Enchanted Cottage NELSON BAY from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
Voyager Close, Shoalhaven, Unit 02, 28   NELSON BAY from$98/night Book & Pay Securely

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