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Explore Fingal Bay in holiday homes to rent

Located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Fingal Bay offers a world of adventure just steps from holiday homes to rent. Whether you enjoy serene nature hikes through forested areas, coastal walks along sandy beaches, camping, outdoor adventuring, fine dining or any other activity, it’s all right here. Fingal Bay is an ideal holiday destination for families, couples or business travellers. When you secure your holiday accommodation in this town, you’re getting a trip you won’t forget.


Activities and attractions in and around Fingal Bay

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Fingal Bay has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nelson Bay Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Hawks Nest Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Port Stephens Winery (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Karuah and District Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Oakvale Farm and Fauna World (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures near holiday homes in Fingal Bay

Your outdoor adventures won’t end with these sites. Sun, soft white sand and blue waters await at Box Beach, making it a great place for swimming or surfing. At Jimmys Beach you’ll enjoy calm waters and a sheltered beach that’s good for snorkelling or romantic walks along the shore. Fingal Beach is right around the corner from your pet friendly accommodation and features not only sand and blue waters but natural rock formations you can climb and enjoy. Nelson Bay is the place to go to sample local wines right on the docks of a clear bay.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Fingal Bay

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Fingal Bay. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tomaree National Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Samurai Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Gan Gan Hill Lookout (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Mount Tomaree (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Fly Point Marine Reserve (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Fingal Bay

Fly into Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), the closest airport, located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Fingal Bay holiday rentals

The nearest large city with an international airport is Sydney, so visitors likely will fly into there. Coaches offer express transport to Fingal Bay, and service to the Newcastle region is also available, giving you access to all the amenities of a big city from your holiday accommodation. You can also catch a taxi or secure a car hire to drive yourself around and see the countryside at your leisure. The town along with its beaches, nature trails and the like are easily walkable, while hiking and cycling are also great ways to experience the region.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine to enjoy in Fingal Bay

The first delicacy you’ll want to try is Sydney rock oysters. You’ll also enjoy fresh fish caught right off the docks – including yellowfin tuna, snapper, whiting and John Dory – which make for great dishes whether grilled or served as fish and chips. Many of the desserts in the region take advantage of the fresh fruits grown near Fingal Bay holiday rentals such as guava, pears, passion fruit and berries. You’ll also want to enjoy local wines from the Hunter Valley region, especially Shiraz red and Semillon white.

Essential info

Key facts about Fingal Bay holiday accommodation

Fingal Bay is a suburb of Port Stephens, and most of the town and its holiday rentals are located within Tomaree National Park. The area offers a wide range of outdoor activities and resources. The bay itself is roughly 1.75 km across. It was first named Fingal Bay in 1845 and is known for its famous heritage-listed lighthouse. Regular transport to larger cities nearby is readily available here. The average annual high temperature is 27.3°C, and the average low is 8.9°C, with annual rainfall of 1,348 mm. Australian English is the dominant language in the area.

Where to stay near Fingal Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,365 holiday rentals near Fingal Bay. From 587 Houses to 621 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fingal Bay is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Dutchies Beach: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest Bridge: 1,374 holiday rentals
  • d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 1,371 holiday rentals
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • Toboggan Hill Park: 1,371 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fingal 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 Houses in Fingal Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 587 Houses in Fingal Bay. Our other popular types of Fingal Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 621 holiday houses
  • Villas: 25 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 18 holiday houses

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 310 holiday homes with pool available in Fingal Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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