5 days in Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay Itinerary

5 days in Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay Itinerary

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5 days in Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay Itinerary

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

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nights
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. On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Fighter World, identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Elizabeth Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. April in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, One Mile Beach, Fighter World, Elizabeth Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bennetts Beach, take in the views from Singing Bridge, and then stroll through Jimmy's Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Shoal Bay trip planner .

Shoal Bay is just a short distance from Nelson Bay. In April, daytime highs in Shoal Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Hawks Nest, Singing Bridge, Seal Rocks Lighthouse
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach
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