Carrington is located in Port Stephens, and is a suburb of Newcastle located 162 kilometres north-east of Sydney. Named for Lord Carrington, the governor of N.S.W. in 1887, this area began humbly as an aboriginal site for gathering mud crabs and oysters. Through several waves of gentrification, Carrington now is mixed between high-end housing, industry and commercial development. This suburb is accessible by Throsby Street's Cowper Street Bridge or by the local port.
Carrington holiday rentals provide visitors with stunning natural surrounds, beautiful beaches and great cosmopolitan conveniences. With easy access to the Newcastle Regional Gallery's collection of fine art, the Maritime Centre at the harbour and even the opportunity to take helicopter tours of the city and local vineyards from above, Carrington is a great destination to relax, indulge and enjoy the Port Stephens area. Whatever your needs, you can find a holiday rental to suit every getaway, whether it’s a bustling family gathering or a romantic weekend getaway with your loved one, with a holiday rental property gives you fantastic location and the privacy and space of your own home.
Great Things to See and Do
Carrington is most noted for its relaxing and quiet atmosphere, but there are still plenty of activities to participate in besides soaking in the sun on the beach. Take a stroll along the areas scenic walking trails. Safe, calm swimming areas can be found along the shore, making these locations excellent for families with small children or those who simply want to unwind with a dip in the water. Playgrounds and picnic areas are also located near the water, allowing for even more family fun.
In addition, a local boat launch sits on the water, allowing families and groups to easily get out and enjoy fun on the water such as fishing or sailing. What's more, canoes, kayaks, row boats, motor boats and more are available for rent, allowing everyone to have a good time on the water, no matter if they have the equipment or not. A getaway to Carrington is ideal for those seeking a secluded area to enjoy activities on the water, without having to compromise on high-quality accommodation or conveniences.
It's easy to spend an afternoon on the beach watching the many ships move through the channel, but if you're keen to learn more about Carrington's rich shipping history, make sure you check out the Maritime Centre.
The Best Local Attractions
The Port Stephens area features all manner of fun things to do. One can take a long stroll through King Edward Park along the ocean, or take a memorable dip in the Bogie Hole pool. After you're well sunned, spend an afternoon of art appreciation at the renowned Newcastle Regional Gallery nearby. The local wineries also offer tastings of many great local wines and are a great way to kick off a relaxing evening.