Nelson Bay is a central hub for entertainment and dining in Port Stephens, with weekend markets, a cinema, restaurants and cafes, and a local hotel and bistro with live music. Swim at the beach, hire a runabout boat, visit the lighthouse museum, explore the marina, do a parasail, or link to the many tour operators such as whale watching, sand boarding or quad biking. During summer, the kids will love the giant Splash water park! Book ahead and avoid the summer queues!
The Ferry to Nelson Bay departs daily from Tea Gardens Ferry Wharf on Marine Drive, just down from the Tea Gardens Hotel. Please check-in with our Crew on arrival. Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure. Book your seats online or call/SMS our booking line on 0412 682 117 to reserve seats. We look forward to welcoming you on board!