Outside Sydney
Tourists on holiday in Sydney who have exhausted themselves discovering the delights of the city have a further treat in store if they take to the north road, especially the Pacific Coastal route which takes in hundreds of miles of seaside towns and unspoilt beaches, national parks and reserves, and the scenic Hunter Valley vineyards.more
Nelson Bay - Blaze. Date of travel: Dec 2007
During the Christmas holidays of 2007, I decided to take my family for a holiday to Port Stephens. I had heard a lot of positive things from friends and I gave it a shot. Nelson Bay turned out to be one of our most enjoyable and memorable holidays. It is a small coastal town in Port Stephens, with many beaches, parks, reserves and golf courses. On our first day I took my wife and children out to the marina so I could look into the information center and see what was on offer in the area. There were dolphin watch cruises to choose from, boat and jet ski hire, paddle boats and even fishing charters. Any dolphin watch is a must see for any family, it is enjoyable and good value for money. If the dolphin watch isn't enough, there is also a Go kart course a few kilometers away, a golf course and an swimming pool which all will keep you entertained for hours. The restaurants in the marina are excellent and there are ice cream parlours for dessert. The only drawbacks to Nelson bay are that during after boxing day through to new years it is quite crowded and the good restaurants fill easily. If you like to shop, there is a shopping mall in Salamander bay which has a variety of clothes and jewelry shops, supermarkets and other interesting stores.
Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, Australia. - Corinne Janssen. Date of travel: Feb 2006
The Hunter Valley is gorgeous and very much worth the trip from Sydney for a few days.
Hotels in Outside Sydney User Rating
5-Star Hotels
Byron At Byron Resort & Spa | * * * * * |
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4-Star Hotels
Cote D'Azur (Nelson Bay) | * * * * * |
Peppers Casuarina Lodge | * * * * * |
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3-Star Hotels
Spirit of Bali | * * * * * |
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Other Hotels
Pokolbin Village Resort, Hunter Valley | * * * * * |