5 Things Your Family Can Do in Port Stephens

5 Things Your Family Can Do in Port Stephens

Are you and your family coming to Port Stephens for your summer holiday? There are many things for you to do that are close to your holiday accommodation. Port Stephens is a coastal paradise about 3 hours north of Sydney that you can’t miss. Many families love to come visit the area just to see the many things you can do here. Let’s look at the 5 things your family can do while you stay in Port Stephens.

Swim with the Dolphins

5 Things Your Family Can Do in Port Stephens

Port Stephens is known to many locals as the dolphin capital of Australia. It has the best view to spot dolphins and is known to have over 100 bottlenose dolphins living in the Port Stephens waters year-round. If you and your family are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, then we suggest booking a swim with the dolphins while on your holiday. And if you aren’t into swimming with them, you can be sure to see them close to the beach as well. Don’t miss this opportunity while you are staying in Port Stephens on your next holiday!

Go on a Hike

Another fantastic thing you can do with the family is hike the Tomaree Head Summit walk in the Tomaree National Park. Here you and the family can see some of the best views of Port Stephens. It is a steep hike, so be prepared to wear hiking boots, bring water and enough snacks but once you make it to the top, it’s breathtaking. The trail is roughly 2 kilometres to walk it but it is worth the effort to see the panoramic views from the top of the mountain. If you feel that that walk is too challenging for your family, you can head to Nelson Head Light which is another shorter and easier walk with amazing views of the water. Be sure to bring your camera with you so you can take pictures to help keep the memories around your home.

Picture Perfect Beaches

5 Things Your Family Can Do in Port Stephens

Love going to the beach while you are on summer holiday? Then we know of a few places that you and the family can go for those picture-perfect beaches to snap some pictures of. Zenith Beach is located just past the beginning of the Tomaree Head Summit walk and can be perfect to take a dip in after your hike. The views that you will see from the beach of the National Park surrounding it are stunning. And if you want another postcard picture beach, then we suggest heading to Fingal Bay which is still along the Tomaree National Park. This beach is known to many where you can find the best surfing in Port Stephens. Don’t forget your sunscreen for the beach and a towel so you can enjoy your time here.

Play in the Sand

Did you think that playing in the sand was just for kids? Port Stephens will change your mind on this. Head over to the Worimi National Park where you will find Australia’s largest sand dunes. If you have a 4WD vehicle, then you can drive on the beach to reach Port Stephens but know you must have a permit to do so. Stockton Beach offers a stretch of dunes that are more scenic than the land inland. If you don’t have a 4WD vehicle, don’t worry because you can still enjoy the scenic beach. Just park over at Anna Bay in Port Stephens and walk to the beach. If you had to the Anna Bay area, you can rent a sandboard to enjoy the day.

Go Snorkel with the Fish

5 Things Your Family Can Do in Port Stephens

Port Stephens has some pretty amazing spots around town that you can snorkel from. The fish you may see on while you snorkel are bright and vibrant in color. Don’t forget to bring your waterproof camera to capture the beauty. You will have to do this activity during high tide because the currents are too dangerous if not.  We don’t want anything to happen to the family. You may be able to spot a dolphin you snorkel which can be the best part of your trip. Don’t miss this fun activity this summer with the family!

There are many other things to do in the Port Stephens area, but these are the few that we thought you and your family would enjoy. If you are still looking for that perfect Port Stephens holiday accommodation we have plenty for you to choose from. We hope that will see you and your family this summer!

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Hunter Valley

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Hunter Valley

Spring is here in the area and what a better way than to spend a romantic weekend in the Hunter Valley area with your loved one. Being just north of Sydney is where you will find the best vineyards in the area. Staying in one of our beautiful Hunter Valley holiday accommodation will keep you and your loved one close to where the activities are. We know of where you can go to reconnect for your romantic weekend in the Hunter Valley area that you don’t want to miss.

Wine Tastings

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Hunter Valley

If you and your loved one both enjoy the flavors of a good wine, then coming to Hunter Valley is perfect for you. With over 150 wineries in the area, you sure won’t want to miss a few of our favorite wineries then. We know what good wine tastes like and we can say that heading to the few we recommend will help feel like you two are the only ones there. Thomas Wines is one of Hunter Valley’s most renowned winemakers both nationally and internationally. Here you will be able to sample some of the finest wines around that you can’t find anywhere else. Another winery that we thought you’d enjoy would be Wollombi Wines which offers their guests lower alcohol wines for those who aren’t big drinkers.

Carriage Rides

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Hunter Valley

What a better way to enjoy a weekend alone than to take advantage of enjoying a carriage ride through Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Classic Carriages are a way to get around the area and still make it feel romantic. With the tree-lined roads of Hunter Valley in one of their unique carriages such as an Old-Style Covered Wagon, Victorian or Landau carriage, you will be sure to enjoy the views. Your day will include a selection of wineries, ranging from smaller boutique style to the larger wineries. What a great way to spend the day with your loved one for the weekend.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Hunter Valley

If you are feeling more adventurous, then we suggest taking a hot air balloon ride on a beautiful Saturday morning. Getting an early start to being able to watch the sunrise can make for a perfect setting on your romantic weekend. You and your loved one can book a nice romantic ride in a hot air balloon while you are here and feel like you are sailing through the air for an hour. The views will be absolutely stunning where you can see the rolling green hills of Hunter Valley wine country.

Spa Day

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Hunter Valley

If you are wanting to get pampered a bit while you are on your vacation, then might we suggest setting aside a spa day. Relax and relaxation can be just what a couple needs while they are away from home. If you want to treat your loved one with a surprise spa day, then why not book a couple’s massage. That way you both can enjoy a nice relaxing massage before you go back home to life. If you don’t want to do the couples massage, then maybe getting a pamper package for each of you will do the trick. Either way you will return home feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated.

While there are many other things for you to do on a romantic weekend, we thought these might help you want to go on one soon. And if you are wanting to stay in your Hunter Valley holiday accommodation all weekend, then we have the perfect homes for you. We hope that you will come to the Hunter Valley area with your loved one for that romantic weekend to relax and enjoy each other.