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Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the main road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay.GeographyThe eastern section of Williamtown is dominated by RAAF Base Williamtown and Newcastle Airport while the western section of the area is primarily semi-rural with some large-acreage residential areas scattered along Cabbage Tree Road which is a main access route to Port Stephens from the Pacific Highway. To the south Williamtown reaches Fullerton Cove, a large cove at the Hunter River. The south-eastern corner of the area reaches the Tasman Sea on Stockton Beach and access to the beach is possible at this point for off-road vehicles via Lavis Lane. After reaching the beach a popular destination is the wreck of the which lies just off the beach approximately 3.6km south-west.Tomago sandbedsMost of Williamtown sits atop the Tomago sandbeds . The sandbeds are replenished primarily by rain as well as any water that leaks from Grahamstown Dam in nearby Ferodale. Water from the sandbeds and the dam is treated in Tomago.Williamtown is in Port Stephens. Plan your holiday in Williamtown and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Australia day trip planning app .
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