A little Australian beach town everyone can enjoy, Nelson Bay is a suburb of Port Stephens and has a population of just over 5,000 residents. Set right at the edge of Tomaree National Park, Nelson Bay is great of any outdoors loving traveler.
Tomaree National Park is home to historic World War II structures, a 1.3-mile long trail to hike, the Point Stephens Lighthouse, and more. Of course, you won’t regret a day on the beach in Nelson Bay. Head to Stockton Beach for the best of the town’s waves and soft sand. Port Stephens Shell Museum and Toboggan Hill Park round out the list of activities in this fun town.
Australians are known for their laid-back attitudes and surfer like vibes, and Nelson Bay is definitely full of this culture. Locals will be relaxed and welcoming.
The best time to visit Nelson Bay is from February to May or from August to November to avoid the sweltering summer heat.