Accommodation in Port Stephens area

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 11:13
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Hi. Am driving up to Port Stephens area the week after Easter. Not camping this time and am looking for somewhere nice to stay for a family of four ... walking distance to a good swimming beach. Any suggestions?
(also looking forward to some good sand driving around Stockton beack & Hawks Nest)
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:09

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:09
mum & dad own a nice little unit right on nelson bay that would suit your requirements perfectly! 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, undercover locked parking, new kitchen & bathroom and extremely relaxing balcony to watch the yachts every afternoon.. you can also see all the way across to hawks nest.
walk down to main street > 1 minute
walk over road to D'Albora Marina > 1 minute
walk over to water for a swim > 1 minute
walk to resturuants > 1 minute
drive to actual beach/bay - 5 mins max!
drive to sand dunes > 10 mins max!
try KD Winnings Real Estate - (02) 4981 1955 - it is the one on the left at the top! - Pacific Flats

if not there.. KD Winnings is THE biggest real estate in Nelson Bay Area.. so definately giove them a call.

or if you want to go a bit nmore upmarket.. try Shoal Bay Resort... very nice!
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Reply By: Andrew Smith - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:36

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:36
G'day DrewT,

I have stayed numerous times at a place called The Landmark Resort,
We usually have another couple stay with us in a 2 bedroom apartment, (which is what you will need with kids). The 2 bed apartments are fully self contained and have a beaut view of the Mariner. They supply you with the basic fridge, m/wave, pots and pans, frying pan, utensils etc. Cost is usually about $289 for 3 nights midweek (Sun to Thur), and obviously a lot more for weekends and peak times. (Can’t supply them sorry).

Heaps of room in the apartments and great facilities, pool, small gym etc. The restaurant is expensive but the Bowling Club is out the front door to the left and has the same old Club priced meals, (you can't beat it).

You are a 5 minute walk down hill to the Shopping Centre and we usually buy our groceries there for the amount of time that we stay there. 10 minute walk to the Mariner which has a Hogs Breath Cafe, + lots of other cafe's etc and the best Fishing Co-op around (fresh fish etc straight off the boat). The beach is only a 10 minute walk, along with dolphin cruises for the kids as well. And you do see lots of dolphins!

I have stayed once at another place called the Mariner, not as classy as the Landmark but a wee bit cheaper and a little closer to the Beach etc.

Anyway, hope this helps you out a bit, can't help you with your other queries sorry, hope you enjoy.


p.s if they try and grab you for a few extra bucks tell them you want the same deal and the NSW Accommodation Association offers this will pull them up!

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Reply By: bigjon - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:57

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:57
One Mile Beach Holiday Park (
Middle Rock Caravan Park
Both are right behind One Mile Beach on Gan Gan Rd. at Anna Bay.

The Retreat
Right behind northern part of Stockton Beach on Nelson Bay Rd.

Those are the places we stay when going to Stockton Beach.
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Reply By: timglobal - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 07:53

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 07:53
Samurai Beach Bungalows is a friendly, relaxing place, with bikes to borrow, volleyball court and the owner's pet python, called syphon (geddit?!)
It's not luxury accomodation compared to hotel, but is great value. It is close to Samurai Beach (partially nudist!), close to other beaches and also has it's own koala colony.
Easter weekend will not be a quiet time, so I'd advise using the Anna Bay entrance to the beach which is wider and easier. The Lavis Lane entrance gets blocked and difficult when the first Avis Tarago full of dumb foreign tourists gets stuck there about 8am like last year.
Enjoy and have fun.
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Follow Up By: bigjon - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 21:10
That's why I go at Easter, to watch people get stuck, it's better than watching Funniest Home Videos :)
Easter is also when they have Sandfest with heaps of quads, dune buggies, etc....
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