About Port Stephens…
The picturesque coastal region of Port Stephens is located just 2.5 hours North of Sydney. Home to 26 pristine beaches this is the ultimate beach region, perfect for a summer or spring conference.
With an endless choice of water activities from cruises, kayaking, canoeing, dolphin or whale watching.
To the unique and adrenaline filled sand boarding or 4WD opportunities along the region’s 30 km of sand dunes, this gorgeous region will keep delegates wanting more.
Like the activities, accommodation in Port Stephens is diverse, with everything from boutique beach houses and self- contained apartments to large luxury resorts. There is certainly something for everyone in Port Stephens.
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Top 3 Must Do’s
- Watch (and maybe swim) with dolphins on a chartered tour.
- Visit the sand dunes to 4WD or quad bike.
- Browse through the boutique local stores.
Drive By CarFrom Sydney: 2.5 hours from Sydney via the M1 Mototrway.
- Travel to the end of the M1, turn right at the roundabout, follow the sign Hexham & Pacific Hwy (BP and Hungry Jacks will now be on your next left).
- The road will veer to the right & merge with the New England Hwy, after which you should merge to the left lane taking the sign Taree & Pacific Hwy, which will direct you over the Hexham Bridge.
- Look for the sign Next Exit Richardson Rd - Raymond Terrace/Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, One Mile Beach or Anna Bay.
- You continue along Richardson Road, following the Nelson Bay sign, until you reach a roundabout. Then follow the signs to the destination of your choice!
By Train/ Rail
- From Sydney: TrainLink provides services in and out of Hamilton Station, Newcastle. Phone 131 500.
- From Sydney: Port Stephens Coaches depart daily from Sydney. Visit www.pscoaches.com.au to see the route and to book.
- Newcastle (the closest airport) hosts flights to and from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and Ballina. Call Newcastle Airport on 02 4928 9800 for further information.
Climate of Port Stephens
- Dolphin or whale watching
- Sand boarding (down the sand dunes).
- Horse back or camel riding on the beach
- Quad biking
- 4 wheel driving (off-road or on the sand dune).
- Paddle boarding, surfing, fishing or kayaking.
- Beach Olympics, Amazing Races
- Plus a number of tailor made group activities from local suppliers.