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Port Stephens holiday homes to rent

From fresh-caught seafood to sublime natural beauty, Port Stephens offers beachside relaxation near the sparkling blue bay. Families and couples can enjoy sandy beaches, bottlenose dolphins, water sports and dramatic sand dunes on the idyllic inlets while staying in holiday homes to rent.


Heritage sites near Port Stephens holiday rentals

Port Stephens has a rich history celebrated in local museums and at heritage sites. Holiday homes can be found near exciting attractions like Fighter World, an Australian aviation museums with a large collection of aircraft, and the Port Stephens Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse landmark with sweeping views of the sea. The Nelson Bay Lighthouse, a 19th-century lighthouse and lightkeeper’s cottage on a headland overlooking the area, and the Nelson Head Heritage Inner Lighthouse Reserve Museum, a museum with tea rooms and exhibits related to the history of Port Stephens, are also fun for history buffs.

Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Port Stephens holiday rentals

The parks, nature reserves, bay, beaches and wildlife areas become a natural playground for nature lovers and adventurers, regardless of skill level. Nature walks, wildlife spotting, hiking and biking are popular ways to explore the landscape, though those looking for more excitement may enjoy four-wheel driving, off-roading, sand duning, climbing, ziplining and canopy walks. In the water, dolphin, shark and ray encounters, scuba diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing and paddle boarding are fun activities. Golf, horseback riding, camel rides, skydiving, ballooning, parasailing, abseiling and deep-sea fishing are some other ways to get out into nature in Port Stephens.


Beachside fun near Port Stephens holiday homes

Port Stephens has beautiful, relaxing beaches for romantic retreats or for fun with the whole family. Birubi Beach, a tranquil beach with calm waters for small children, and Zenith Beach, a sandy cove beach with a mountain backdrop, dramatic rock formations and excellent surfing waves, are two top beaches near holiday rentals. Stockton Beach, a popular fishing and adventure beach, and Nobbys Beach, a quiet beach with a nearby lighthouse and picnic areas, are also fun for families and couples. Newcastle Beach, a lively beach with rough waves and wind, is popular for surfing and other water sports. If you’re daring, the Samurai Nudist Beach, a clothing-optional beach and campground near a national park, is an exciting opportunity.

How to get around

Transport to Port Stephens holiday rentals

Port Stephens is accessible through flights to the Newcastle Airport near the main town of Nelson Bay. Direct flights to and from the east coast cities and to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Brisbane are available, as well as regional flights from Sydney. Once there, car rentals, limousines, shuttle buses and public buses provide transport throughout the area and to and from holiday homes.

Where to stay near Port Stephens?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,562 holiday rentals near Port Stephens. From 658 Houses to 42 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Stephens for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Dutchies Beach: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Region Botanic Gardens: 222 holiday rentals
  • Toboggan Hill Park: 1,365 holiday rentals
  • Soldiers Point Marina: 1,371 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Stephens 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 Houses in Port Stephens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 658 Houses in Port Stephens. Our other popular types of Port Stephens holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 42 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 42 holiday houses
  • Villas: 27 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Stephens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 355 holiday homes with pool available in Port Stephens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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