There’s plenty to do and see in Port Stephens, but if you fancy a day trip inland here are some of our suggestions.
Just an hour’s short drive from Port Stephens is one of the highest points in Australia, the World Heritage area of Barrington Tops National Park. Serviced by interesting towns such as Dungogand Gloucester, experience a stunning wilderness area with untamed rugged mountains, gorges, cliffs, abundant wildlife, cool streams, waterfalls, dense forests and challenging walking trails.
Take in the picturesque rural drive around the western areas of Port Stephens. From Raymond Terrace historical buidings to exploring the quiet country roads around places such as Seaham, Duns Creek, Woodville, Hinton and Wallalong. Visit the historic Morpeth built in sandstone and timberbeside the Hunter River.
As the second oldest city in New South Wales, Newcastle is stepped in history with heritage buildings.With a variety of restaurants, a mix of boutique shopping and a range of inner city galleries, exploring Newcastle is a treat for the senses.