Keep the kids busy these holidays

July 1, 2015 - 2 min read

In Port Stephans and not sure on what to do with the kids? We have some ideas for you, to keep the kids busy these holidays.

First thing’s first—you’re going to need somewhere to stay! Check out these amazing Port Stephens accommodation options.

Now you’ve dropped your bags off and relaxed a little, it’s time to explore. Here are some great activities to do with the kids!


If you’re not afraid of a little cold water, why not bring your snorkelling gear, along with your wetsuit, and experience the beauty under the waves. You’ll find a thriving underwater oasis at the famous Fly Point Park between Nelson Bay and Little Beach.

Explore on wheels

Grab the pushbikes for the family and get out into the sunshine—Port Stephens is a great place to explore by bike. From rugged mountain passes through to easy, family friendly coastal tracks, this is something everyone can enjoy! Forgot your bike? No problem, join a tour or hire a bike from one of the many kiosks.

Go for a hike

Port Stephens offers gorgeous lookouts that make hiking well worth it. Head up to the Tomaree Headland Lookout and take in the breathtaking views of Port Stephens and offshore islands. Give yourself about 45 minutes altogether for this amazing (and free) hiking trip.

Take advantage of the whale-watching season

Whale-watching season has just begun in Port Stephens, so this is the perfect time to organise a trip out to catch a glimpse of these spectacular mammals. There are also more than 140 bottlenose dolphins that call Port Stephens home, so you should be able to spot of few of them, too!

Hanging around Nelson Bay for much of your trip? Check out these amazing cafés for the perfect coffee!

Did we miss your favourite place to stay in Port Stephens? Let us know in the comments below!
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