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Top Choice Seafood in Port Stephens

Wild Herring

The Anchorage resorts Galley Kitchen morphs into a resolutely fine-dining restaurant in the evening, but the simple waterfront space still vibes holiday calm. Dishes range from simply done kingfish with broccoli and…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Stephens

Swell

What every perfect beach needs: a year-round, all-day hangout. Come for the well-made flat-white coffee on the way to a dawn surf, for cheese toasties and milkshakes at lunch, and finish the day here with beers on t…
Nature Reserve in Port Stephens

Worimi Conservation Lands

Located at Stockton Bight, these are the longest moving sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, stretching more than 35km. Thanks to the generosity of the Worimi people, the traditional owners who now manage the area…
National Park in Port Stephens

Tomaree National Park

This wonderfully wild expanse offers beautiful hiking in an area that can feel far more remote than you actually are. The park harbours angophora forests and several threatened species, including the spotted-tailed …
Fast Food in Port Stephens

Red Ned's Gourmet Pie Bar

More than 50 varieties of weird and wonderful pies from crocodile in mushroom-and-white-wine sauce to macadamia-nut Thai satay chicken. There's also the absolute classic, savoury mince, or old-school lamb's fry and …
Seafood in Port Stephens

Little Beach Boathouse

In an airy but intimate dining room, right on the water, you can order fabulously fresh salads, local seafood share plates, and truffle and parmesan fries. It's hard to concentrate on the food when there are views o…
Brewery in Port Stephens

Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

This brewery is the creator of cult recipes such as the award-winning Murray’s Grand Cru, a hybrid of Belgian trippel and golden strong ale styles. Also on-site is the Port Stephens Winery, with an expansive cellar …
Seafood in Port Stephens

Point

The locals' favourite go-to restaurant for a romantic milestone, this marina spot has lovely views from the balcony and glassed-in dining room. It serves up loads of seafood choices, including oysters from local far…
Historic Building in Port Stephens

Nelson Head Lighthouse Cottage

Built in 1875, this restored lighthouse cottage has a tearoom with sweeping views. There's a small museum housing displays on the area’s history, and you can visit the working Coastal Patrol radio base, staffed by v…
Cafe in Port Stephens

Nice at Nelson Bay

Breakfast heaven is hidden in an arcade near the waterfront, where this cafe serves up no less than six variations of eggs Benedict, a couple of groaning pancake dishes and thick-cut French toast served with savoury…