Port Stephens is one of the most incredible natural stages on earth with a wealth of bucket-list-worthy experiences waiting for you. Here residents and visitors alike can see the majestic dunes standing guard over the Worimi Conservation Lands, feel the warm welcome from the locals, hear the calls of wild dolphins and humpback whales, taste the local produce fresh from the farmgate and smell the salt air.
A tourism mecca and an easy 2.5-hour drive from Sydney, Port Stephens boast 26 beautiful beaches, coastal walks, national parks, pristine waters, a carefree laid back lifestyle, and a great range of accommodation. More than just a focal point for a great golf holiday Port Stephens is as much about the sea and sand, tasting freshly caught seafood, enjoying the clear waters, and sandboarding down the spectacular Stockton Sand Dunes.
Port Stephens is made up of a number of towns on the Tomaree and Tilligerry Peninsulas. Nelson Bay is the main tourism center on the Tomaree Peninsula and has a marina, boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants, and a huge range of accommodation and golf holiday rental options. Also, within 10-minutes' drive from Nelson Bay, there is Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Salamander Bay, Soldiers Point, Corlette, Anna Bay, and Boat Harbour, and visitors and prospective golf real estate buyers will find properties and accommodation options at each of these towns, along with shops and amenities close by.
Port Stephens is without question an ideal destination for those seeking their next golf home or golfing getaway. Base yourself in Port Stephens and you will have two championship courses close by at Nelson Bay Golf Club and Horizons Golf Resort. There are also over ten extra golf courses within an hour's drive or ferry trip including Pacific Dunes Golf Club, Newcastle Golf Club, Muree Golf Club, Maitland Golf Club, Merewether Golf Club, Cypress Lakes Golf Club, The Vintage and Hawks Nest Golf Club. You can easily fill several days, or possibly a long retirement, with golf at quality courses.
Nelson Bay Golf Club is a 27-hole Championship Course. Open to members and visitors seven days a week the course meanders through a wide range of native trees and an abundance of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and native birds. Horizons Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole, par 72 courses surrounded by natural bushland and designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson. Pacific Dunes Golf Club features an international standard championship course with two distinct nines interwoven among natural lakes, wetlands, and shady angophoras.
If you love sparkling waterways, pristine beaches, whales, dolphins, bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, golf, cafÃ©s, parasailing, fine dining, luxury spas, shopping, fresh produce, wineries, breweries, sliding down sand dunes, quad-biking, horse riding, waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets, and friendly people... then be prepared to fall in love with Port Stephens.