2 days in Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay Itinerary

2 days in Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay Itinerary

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2 days in Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Nelson Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Sand Dune Safaris to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), take an exotic tour of Sand Dune Safaris, kick back and relax at One Mile Beach, and then examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay road trip planner.

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Stephens Shell Museum, One Mile Beach, Sand Dune Safaris
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Sand Dune Safaris ©
Sand Dune Safaris
Port Stephens Shell Museum ©
Port Stephens Shell Museum

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomaree Head as well as Shoal Bay SUP. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, find your balance on the water with Shoal Bay SUP, look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jimmy's Beach, and finally stroll through Zenith Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shoal Bay online tour itinerary planner .

Shoal Bay is just a short distance from Nelson Bay. In April in Shoal Bay, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawks Nest
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Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Shoal Bay SUP ©
Shoal Bay SUP

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