– Have you traveled the east coast of Australia? – Or taken the family on a holiday recently? – Looking for adventure?
Nelson Bay is a suburb of Port Stephens located 207kms north of Sydney. It is a great family holiday destination as it has a wide range of fun family activities. There is a great array of dining and accommodation options, no matter what your preference, hotels, motels, resorts or camping. The surrounding beaches protected by the arms of the bay are calm and clean, perfect for children while the coastal beaches a few minutes drive away are pumping with great surf and body bashing waves.
So whatever your reason for holidaying whether it be for rest and relaxation, action and adventure, sun and surf, sail and dive or wine and dine, Nelson Bay has it all.
Water Activities- Swimming with wild dolphins, now who doesn’t love dolphins! Dolphin Swim Australia is the only permitted wild dolphin swim in NSW. Experienced qualified dive masters are trained to take you through the most amazing experiences of your life. No need to swim with dolphins that have been cruelly kept in captivity when you can swim with dolphins that are happy, wild and free.
Boating- Whether you decide to go whale or dolphin watching, on a fishing charter or just taking your own boat out to explore, it is your choice and your experience.
With a marine park comprising 26 beaches, a bay twice the size of Sydney Harbour, two rivers, two lake systems and all the accompanying creeks and estuaries, this is your ocean wonderland.
Irukandji shark and ray encounters- Irukukandji means jellyfish! Here is an interactive aquarium that allows visitors to experience ocean life in a new and exciting way. Education on conservation plays a major role at the attraction. To be able to get close enough to the sharks and stingrays to feed and touch them is a priceless experience a family of all ages can enjoy.
Land Activities- Quad bike and Sandboard on the Dunes-The Worimi Sand dunes are the largest dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, 32km long, 1km wide and covering an area of 4,200 hectares. This tour also gives an introduction to local aboriginal culture. The majestic vastness of the dunes with steep rolling hills, ocean views as far as the eye can see and silk-like sand gives you a feeling of freedom and being truly alive.
Go Carts- If you like speed and a bit of adrenalin this is for you. The safety of the tire walls is protecting you from going off the track or cutting across the track. Fun for most ages and also fun for the spectator.
These are just a few things you can do and there’s so much more, here is a list of some other things you might like to try-
-Explore Tomaree National Park -27 hole bush golf course by the sea -Kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard -Nature and wildlife tours -Scuba dive or snorkel -Toboggan Hill Park -Parasailing or Paragliding – Splash Waterpark -Bars, clubs and pubs -Mountain bike adventures -Wineries and Brewery -Horseriding in the bush or on the beach -Deep sea and reef fishing -Fighter World -Point Stephens Lighthouse
Enjoy your family time and holidays, make it memorable and try things you’ve never done before.
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