The beautiful and unspoilt region of Port Stephens is the gateway to the north coast of New South Wales, 60 kilometres north of Newcastle. Guarded by towering headlands, the inlet stretches 24 kilometres inland and is two-and-a-half times the size of Sydney Harbour.
Thousands of visitors are attracted to the expanse of cobalt water dotted with islands and edged with white sandy beaches. Swimming, sailing, fishing, diving and dolphin spotting are the main activities in the clear, pollution-free waters, and boats of every kind, including houseboats, can be hired from operators around the harbour. The surreal sand dune system stretches for 32 kilometres and is a haven for anyone after a little fun!