Port Stephens is an idyllic coastal paradise where the emphasis is on pleasure. It’s naturally beautiful surrounds are typified by volcanic peaks along a coastline with crystal clear bays fringed by golden sand.
Originally settled by cedar cutters in the 1800’s, Port Stephens later grew to be home to fisherman and farmers and today exudes a small village atmosphere with a thriving local seafood supply.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Port Stephens with the most popular attraction being the aquatic wonderland on its doorstep.
Port Stephens lays claim to the title of ‘Dolphin Capital of Australia’ with the expansive Nelson Bay being home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins. Between May and June, humpback whales swim past Port Stephens on their annual migration north. Between September and November, after breeding the whales migrate with their calves back to the Southern Ocean and the cold waters of the Antarctic.
Whether it’s for diving, fishing, boating, snorkelling or a dolphin or whale watching cruise, Port Stephens boasts everything you need for year-round aquatic action.
On dry land you can explore the amazing sand dunes at Stockton Beach, trek through the Tomaree National Park, take in a little history while enjoying morning tea at the Inner Lighthouse or work on your swing at one of the local golf courses.
Port Stephens is also becoming a hot spot for festivals and events with the Tastes of the Bay Food & Wine festival in November and Twilight Opera at the Port Stephens Winery to name only a few. In town there are also galleries and arts and craft museums to visit as well as weekly craft markets.
Peppers Accommodation at Port Stephens
In Port Stephens your Peppers accommodation option is Anchorage. Offering 80 rooms, all with their own private balconies, guests can enjoy an extensive range of recreational facilities, spa treatments and the culinary delights of an award winning restaurant. Relax and immerse in fresh ocean breeze and spectacular scenery.