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Nelson Bay Hotel & Accommodation

With its gorgeous beaches, waterways and natural surroundings, Nelson Bay is a holiday destination that inspires thousands of visitors each year.

A hub for the massively popular Port Stephens area, it's a sun-drenched playground which delights with an abundance of activities and high-quality amenities, without sacrificing its relaxed, small town vibe.

Whether you fly in from Sydney and hire a rental car or join a pre-arranged tour, there's plenty of ways to get to Nelson Bay and soak up the scenic surrounds.

What's more, Nelson Bay accommodation is superb, with everything from caravan parks to resort facilities available, while cheap Nelson Bay hotels are available for families looking to stay on a budget.

Beach-lovers will find plenty to like here with everything from tranquil surf perfect for small kids to awesome waves that'll thrill board-riders within close proximity. Stockton Beach, meanwhile, is located just south of Nelson Bay and at 30km in length, represents the country's longest coastal dune system.

This is a world filled with aquatic adventure, whether you're looking to reach for the heavens behind a speedboat - parasailing above the beautiful waters - or take a game fishing charter boat to the offshore reefs to try your hand at reeling in some Snapper, Pigfish, Nannygai, Trevally, Kingfish and Leather Jacket.

There's plenty of scope for diving and snorkelling as well, with locations such as Broughton Island and the promontory of Fly Point offering underwater worlds that team with extraordinary wildlife.

This area boasts the only authorised opportunity in NSW to swim with the dolphins, taking to the water from an off-shore catamaran alongside licensed instructors to interact with these amazing sea mammals.

Meanwhile, the surrounding Tomaree National Park, with its coastal bushland and forests, dramatic coastline and sandy beaches, gives hikers abundant opportunity for exploration.

With all this and more, located so close to the major urban centre of Newcastle and Sydney just a little further, Nelson Bay is a haven for those who love the water and all the fun, relaxation and exhilaration that comes with it.