Nelson Bay is located on the southern shores of Port Stephens and is the tourism hub of the region. If you want stay where the action is in Port Stephens, then Nelson Bay is the place. Here you will find an extensive selection of accommodation, restaurants, cafes and shops.
Nelson Bay is the main centre for dolphin watching cruises, whale watching cruises, and a host of water activities.
The main attractions of Port Stephens region are easily accessible from Nelson Bay. Here are our top things to do in and around Nelson Bay:
D'Albora Marinas is a waterfront shopping village featuring boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars, accommodation and marina.
Where: Dowling St, Nelson Bay
Open 7 days a week, Nelson Bay Tennis Club has 8 courts (flood lights for night tennis) and is located in a bush setting with water views.
Where: 61 Dowling St, Nelson Bay
Oil and watercolour paintings, a unique display or pottery, china, patchwork, woodwork, spinning and weaving. Handcrafted gifts and cards.
Open: 10am-4pm, 7 days
Where: Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay (turn at football field)
Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
Something for all the family - tobogganing, indoor rock climbing, electronic games, mini golf, jumping castle, giant maze, remote controlled cars and boats plus more.
Open: 10am-4.30pm 7 days (summer) and 10am-4pm Wed-Sun (winter).
Where: Salamander Way, Nelson Bay
Try your hand at driving a few laps. Double karts, junior karts and senior karts cater from 3 years old and up.
Open: 9am-6pm, 7 days
Where: 778 Marsh Rd, Bobs Farm - 8 minutes from Nelson Bay
Enjoy good food, wine and music at the annual Tastes at the Bay festival.
When: November each year
Where: d’Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay