Weekend Away to Nelson Bay (AU)

Nelson Bay, Australia is located in the Tomaree National Park and offers a prime opportunity for dolphin and of course also port in passing whale watching. Other aquatic recreational activities are also available such as diving, surfing and of course fishing. Start your drive journey with car hire Sydney Airport or a car hire Newcastle.

When you spend the weekend away to Nelson Bay, you will wish to visit the Nelson Head Light, which is a lighthouse that was constructed in 1875. Its construction is so unusual that very few visitors can refrain from commenting on it. You see; it is nothing like many other lighthouses, for it has absolutely no tower. It was so constructed that the light would be shone from within the residence of the lighthouse keeper. A few years after this, an octagonal lantern room was attached to the keepers’ home, and eventually the light was electrified, and when it was, it was eventually automated. Finally, in 1995, another change occurred, and that was that the Nelson Head Light became solar powered. The lighthouse was finally shut down in 2003, and thus it then became a maritime museum which many love to visit.

Because Nelson Bay is actually located in Port Stephens, there is much to do there in addition to letting the small children frolic in the calm waters of the bay, or going slightly North of it for the fantastic surfable booming waves that serve as entry to some of the most amazing snorkeling and diving in the world. In addition, you will find four wheel driving adventures are available too!

For the more intrepid, there is also parasailing over Port Stephens. The way that this works is that you are pulled and winched along by a high-powered speed boat until you begin to soar behind it. The views while parasailing are totally unparalleled, and coming down you are either winched back into the boat, or you may opt to fall into the water if you so desire. Watching the huge amount of dolphins from high up in the air is an experience of a lifetime!

From Port Stevens, you can arrange for a trip on the waters as well. For instance, you can arrange for deep-sea fishing or simply sightseeing around the coast. Jet skis, and water bikes are also favored by many visitors. Then too you may be interested in canoe or kayak rentals, or you can take a cruise aboard a boat that will take you to one of the most interesting caves, the Princess Margaret Rose Cave.

In addition, Port Stevens offers a plethora of accommodations. One can stay in a hotel, of course, but you will also see farm stays, cottages, villas for rent, bed and breakfasts, as well as apartments for rent for your weekend away. You can even stay in a private house if you so desire.

As for food, there is the usual selection of junk foods, as well as some of the best seafood you can have in Australia. In addition, there are sandwiches, all the way to some of the top steaks available and of course, there are also fish-and-chip shops. Once you’ve been to Nelson Bay, you will return again and again


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