Where to stay near Nelson Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,185 holiday rentals near Nelson Bay. From 592 Studios to 591 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nelson Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nelson Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Nelson Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dutchies Beach: 1,185 holiday rentals
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse: 1,185 holiday rentals
  • d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 943 holiday rentals
  • Gan Gan Hill Lookout: 941 holiday rentals
  • Fly Point Marine Reserve: 1,181 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nelson Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Nelson Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 592 Studios in Nelson Bay. Our other popular types of Nelson Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 591 holiday houses
  • Houses: 478 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 62 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nelson Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 280 holiday homes with pool available in Nelson Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Have a whale of a good time in Nelson Bay

    Nestled on the shores of a body of water with the same name, the sleepy little town of Nelson Bay offers plenty of big surprises. The town's beautiful beaches are dotted with sunbathers, while the waters are filled with thrill seekers in search of adventure. Nelson Bay is also famous for its popular dolphin and whale watching excursions. Large portions on the town are located within the Tomaree National Park, so you'll find plenty of recreational activities on land as well. Nelson Bay vacation rentals also place travellers about 90 minutes north-east of the bustling big city of Newcastle.

    Snorkelling, surfing and swimming – splash down into fun

    Nelson Bay vacation rentals are often booked by travellers who love water-based activities, as the region offers excellent conditions for swimming, surfing, diving, snorkelling and fishing. Enjoy a close encounter with nature by signing up for a popular dolphin and whale watching tour. Back on land, you can dig your toes into the sand at the Worimi Conservation Lands, home to 4,200 hectares of sprawling and shifting sand dunes. For a unique experience, explore the nature preserve by sandboard, quad bike, camel or horse, all of which are available for rent in the region.

    She sells seashells down by the seashore…and the museum

    Nature lovers should take their time exploring Tomaree National Park, from its rugged coastline to its dense forests filled with koalas. There's plenty of history on hand as well, as the park is home to the 1862 Point Stephens Lighthouse and a World War II gun emplacement. Port Stephens Shell Museum brings the beach indoors with its collection of rare seashells, cultural artefacts and a gift shop. If you have children staying in your Nelson Bay vacation rental, plan a trip to Toboggan Hill Park, a small amusement park outfitted with toboggan runs, a miniature golf course and giant mazes.

    Rain, rain, go away, come again…almost every day

    There's just one thing you need to know about your time in Nelson Bay – you'll need to pack an umbrella. The town gets plenty of wet throughout the year, averaging around 1,300 millimetres of annual rainfall. While June garners the most precipitation, if you're looking for sunny skies, September is the driest month. The city offers a warm but comfortable climate for the most part, particularly in February when, although it's Nelson Bay's hottest month, temperatures top out at a tepid 22 degrees. July is the coldest month, with cool daytime temperatures averaging 12 degrees.

    Good time adventures with dolphins and diving

    Explore a whole new world under the sea at Fly Point, an aquatic reserve just east of Nelson Bay. Spend the day diving or snorkelling through a forest of sponge, coral and sea grass alongside scores of fish and the occasional dolphin. Located just off the coast of Nelson Bay, Broughton Island also offers excellent diving conditions with such marine life on hand as grey nurse sharks, cuttlefish and numbfish. While Australia's largest coastal dune system lies south of Nelson Bay in the Worimi Conservation Lands, the region's coastline is also dotted with white sand beaches and volcanic rocks.