5 days in Port Stephens Itinerary

5 days in Port Stephens Itinerary

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5 days in Port Stephens Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Nelson Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Take a break from Nelson Bay with a short trip to Fighter World in Williamtown, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, and go for a stroll along the water at D'Albora Marinas.

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Melbourne to Nelson Bay is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Nelson Bay hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Port Stephens, Williamtown, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Tomaree Head
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