Port Stephens (Australia) Reviews
Description:Country: Australia / World Region: Australasia / Pacific / "Port Stephens is a large coastal inlet, located about 190 ... more
Port Stephens (Australia) ... kilometers north of Sydney. It is larger than Sydney Harbour and has a narrow entrance between two striking hills of volcanic origin. The harbour is mostly shallow and sandy but contains sufficient deep water to accommodate large vessels; the Queen Mary docked there during World War II. It is excellent for fishing and recreational boating."
Newest Review: ... cruise packages, and they had gardens which attract flocks of parrots. This was exceptionally cool. Port Stephens is up the coast from Sydney, and has lovely beaches and lots of forests which are home to Koalas. They can be quite difficult to see, and almost a whole day wandering through various reserves and seeing none. Then, at the end of the day, we just went for a walk in a little group ... more
Customer Port Stephens (Australia) Reviews (1)
by - written on 24/10/00, updated on 24/10/00 (Very useful, 45 readings)
I'd never heard of Port Stephens or neighbouring Nelson Bay, but we were limiting ourselves to New South Wales on our first visit to Australia, and the travel company we initially planned to use offered it as a destination for dolphin watching. We ended up ditching the company (Austravel - complete waste of space) and doing it all independently, but the idea of ending on a day of dolphin watching still appealed. We stayed at a hotel called Salamander Shores. It was a bog standard resort hotel, but with a few obvious advantages: you could book dolphin cruise packages, and they had gardens which attract flocks of parrots. This was exceptionally cool. ... Read the complete review
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