Spend some much-needed quality family time in Port Stephens these October school holidays.

There are so many activities happening in the Port Stephens area this Spring.  Leave your devices at home, get back into nature and create memories that will last a lifetime

What’s on

d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay

Running from 28th September to the 13th October – Daily fish feeding, sand art and air brush tattooing, Bricks4kids workshops, a petting zoo and the beautiful Sacred Tree markets.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October is Movies on the marina under the stars, all you need to do is bring a chair or rug and settle in for some family friendly fun.

Oktoberfest at Murrays Brewery

Murrays Brewery is launching Oktoberfest this October long week and will be lasting the whole month. With some of the region’s favourite bands, specially brewed beers and Oktoberfest food including schnitzels, Kransky sausages and pretzels, there will be no other place like it this October long weekend.


Port Stephens Surf School Holiday Course at One Mile Beach

Suitable for ages 5-12 years old, nudie Surf Groms, surf lessons are designed purposefully to create a positive and supportive learning environment. Each child registered will receive a Rip Curl participant pack at the start of each season. Book in early.

Sailing at Grahamstown Dam

Sailablitly Port Stephens, sails on the Grahamstown Dam, which is the main water supply to Newcastle and surrounding areas. The sailing days, “learn to sail course” runs during October and is a fun way to learn to sail.

With use of the 3m Dinghies that won’t tip over, this 3-day program will have you learning the basics of sailing in no time.  Booking is essential.

Sandboarding and Sand surfing at Anna Bay

Get ready for adventure on the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Are you ready for a family adventure right here in Anna Bay at Port Stephens. With massive 40m high dunes, sand boarding and sand surfing is great fun for all the family and is suitable for all ages and abilities? Booking Essential.


Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises

Port Stephens enjoys a beautiful whale season, The Humpback whale is one of the most active on the surface of all the whales and they don’t disappoint with their displays of body rolls, pectoral slaps and the breath-taking breaches. With a wide range of cruises available, you are sure to find one that floats your boat!

With over 140 Bottle nose dolphins calling Port Stephens home, how would you like to swim with the locals? This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for all the family to enjoy. Get ready to get up close and personal and swim with wild dolphins in the open ocean. Dolphin Swim Australia is NSW’s first and only permitted wild dolphin swim, so, tick this one off your bucket list and book today!

End your fun filled days, relaxing in a private bush setting at The Retreat Port Stephens, with only a short stroll over the sand dunes and you can enjoy the rest of the day soaking up the afternoon sun, or relaxing by the pool.

Contact us today to book in your family holiday, and take advantage of our “Best School Holiday Specials Offer NSW”  package.