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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a small coastal resort town located in the Port Stephens section of Australia. This area is known for its various tourist attractions like the Fly Point aquatic reserve, along with dolphin and whale watching cruises. Another popular bay amenity is the elevated landscape of Nelson Head. Nelson Head is located at the eastern end of the bay, and is home to the historic Inner Lighthouse that has been a favourite amongst tourists, and locals for a number of decades. Those that make their way to Nelson Bay will have a fantastic experience.

  • Book a whale and dolphin watch cruise with the Moonshadow Cruise line; this spectacular three-hour cruise will involve touring the Port Stephens waters on the largest whale watch vessel, which is the majestic Moonshadow V.
  • Receive scuba diving and snorkelling lessons through the Lets Go Adventures dive organization; your experience with Lets Go Adventures will include scuba diving, snorkelling, and free diving in Nelson Bay.
  • Play a couple rounds of golf at the Port Stephens Nelson Bay Golf Club; the 27-hole championship golf course is open to visitors and members Monday through Sunday.

Those visiting the Port Stephens area can do so by making flight reservations through the Newcastle Airport (20-25 minutes away from Nelson Bay). Visitors can explore several modes of transportation from the airport to their Nelson Bay resort lodge. You can take a taxi or shuttle from this air travel hub to the bay. Other methods of transportation to this resort town include cruise ship, bus, and train. The Country Link rail service provides transportation throughout the region, including Port Stephens. Once you reach your destination, you will be able to get around by foot or boat.

Hotels in Nelson Bay

Recommended hotels

1 Oaks Pacific Blue Resort Port Stephens

4 stars
4.4 / 5 71 reviews

265 Sandy Point Road Map

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Oaks Pacific Blue Resort Port Stephens offers elegant and cosmopolitan accommodations for discerning travellers looking for a relaxing beach getaway in Salamander Bay. While in Port Stephens,... More

Anniversary Weekend Gateaway
Booked a room that turned out to be a studio which I wasn't aware of. Talked to the staff about our Anniversary trip and if we could get an upgrade to a room next to the water. The super friendly...
25 Jul 2015

2 Oaks Lure Apartments Nelson Bay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 64 reviews

20 Tomaree Street Map

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Featuring modern accommodations close to must-see Nelson Bay attractions, Oaks Lure Apartments Nelson Bay offers an ideally situated sanctuary for holidaymakers in this part of Australia. While in... More

Solo trip
room was great and service was great. Room was clean
1 May 2015

3 Beaches Serviced Apartments

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

12 Gowrie Avenue Map

Engulfed with crystal waters, pristine beaches and heavenly year round climate makes the Beaches Serviced Apartments in beautiful Port Stephens a recreational haven for people from all walks of... More

Great family holiday
The place was close to the club, the BBQ area was fully stocked and the pool was fun. We will be back !
30 Jun 2015

4 Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

18 Gowrie Avenue Map

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Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, The Admiral Nelson Motor Inn offers modern luxury suites with free cable TV, heating and air conditioning. The tour desk can arrange dolphin and... More

As for room on eastern side away from carpark
Good location - easy walk to beaches and club and a little further to marina and town. Good price - family room had 3 single beds in main living room - sep bathroom and sep room with queen bed.
23 Feb 2015

5 Port Stephens Motor Lodge

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

44 Magnus Street Map

Port Stephens Motor Lodge is located in a cool, shady parkland setting and is a short stroll through the adjoining park to the beach across the road. The marina, shops, restaurants and local... More

6 Peninsula Nelson Bay

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

52 Shoal Bay Road Map

Peninsula Nelson Bay contains our Deluxe/Standard/Executive room types. The well appointed Deluxe rooms contain new furnishings, new king size beds, sofa bed and a balcony. Our Spacious standard... More

7 The Nelson Resort and Conference Centre

4 stars
3.7 / 5 21 reviews

3-7 Government Road Map

Whether in Nelson Bay for business or leisure, travellers find ideal base at the stylish accommodations of The Nelson Resort and Conference Centre. This modern boutique-style resort is within... More

Family trip
Good price and convenient location (close to centre, Marina, restaurants). Parking available. Clean and comfortable room. Just one little issue garden pretty much non-existent.
21 Jul 2015

8 Nelson Bay Bed and Breakfast

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

81 Stockton Street Map

Nelson Bay Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Port Stephens in the township of Nelson Bay. Just 800 metres to the centre of town you have the convenience of walking to restaurants,... More

Weekend away from kids
Nelson Bay B&B is an amazing place to stay. Close enough to town but just far enough away for some real peace and quiet. Amazing hosts who go out of their way to make you comfortable. Breakfast is...
27 May 2015

9 Nelson Towers Motel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

71 Victoria Road Map

Nelson Towers Motel offers simply furnished accommodations with convenient facilities positioned in the heart of Nelson Bay, suitable for travellers seeking a tranquil holiday in Port Stephens.... More

Great weekend away
Couldn't have asked for a better location. So close to shops, restaurant and the beach. Recommend the breakfast place downstairs too. People are reception were lovely and friendly also.
16 Feb 2015

10 Marty's at Little Beach

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Cnr Gowrie ave & Intrepid Close Map

You will be pleasantly surprised at the style, elegance and quality - not to mention the affordability! The well traveled owners recognise that a truly memorable stay is not just about the quality... More

Remarkable experience in Port Stephens
You may have found other excellent reviews for this one, and I have exactly the same fantastic experience!
26 Jan 2015
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