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- Amore At The Beach
Amore At The Beach4-star
1.8 kilometers to city centreGuest rating9.2.Superb159 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Hotel Nelson
1.7 kilometers to city centreGuest rating9.2.Superb298 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Seabreeze Hotel
1.7 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.2.Very good170 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Port Stephens Motel
Port Stephens Motel3-star
2.1 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.0.Very good127 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Mantra Nelson Bay
Mantra Nelson Bay4.5-star
1.4 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.4.Very good318 Hotels.com guest reviews
- The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay4-star
1.3 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.4.Very good315 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Nelson Towers Motel
Nelson Towers Motel3-star
1.7 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.0.Very good89 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Marina Resort
1.8 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.0.Very good139 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Beaches Serviced Apartments
Beaches Serviced Apartments4-star
2.9 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.8.Fabulous58 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites4-star
1.4 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.0.Very good184 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Halifax Holiday Park
Halifax Holiday Park4-star
3.3 kilometers to city centreGuest rating9.2.Superb53 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Peninsula Nelson Bay Motel and Serviced Apartments
Peninsula Nelson Bay Motel and Serviced Apartments4-star
2.8 kilometers to city centreGuest rating7.8.Good95 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments3.5-star
2.4 kilometers to city centreGuest rating7.8.Good38 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Marty's @ Little Beach
Marty's @ Little Beach3.5-star
3.2 kilometers to city centreGuest rating9.2.Superb71 Hotels.com guest reviews
- Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
Admiral Nelson Motor Inn3.5-star
2.8 kilometers to city centreGuest rating8.8.Fabulous73 Hotels.com guest reviews
Find out more about Nelson Bay
Exploring Nelson Bay
The coastal resort community of Nelson Bay shares its name with the picturesque bay along the south shore of Port Stephens. Nelson Bay stands roughly halfway along the coast of New South Wales, 260 or so kilometres north of Sydney and 70 kilometres northeast of Newcastle, the city with the nearest rail station. The bay has become a popular holiday retreat because of its peaceful beaches, exceptional scuba diving, and countless opportunities for dolphin and whale watching.
The four-star Mantra Aqua Resort is among the community's most upscale hotels. However, those visiting for business instead of pleasure may prefer the state-of-the-art equipment available at the four-star The Nelson Resort and Conference Centre. The picturesque Tomaree National Park lies along Nelson Bay's eastern boundary, while the Nelson Head Light lighthouse guards the community’s shores from its northeast corner.
There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Nelson Bay is the Bali at the Bay, which has been booked &TravellersChoiceBooked1 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Paradiso, Unit 4/4 Laman Street in Nelson Bay as it has been reserved &TravellersChoiceBooked2 times.
Aside from buses which travel to and from Newcastle, where the nearest airport and rail station are situated, self-drive is the most reliable way to travel around Nelson Bay and the rest of Port Stephens.
- Stockton Beach
Australia's largest system of coastal dunes extends over 18 miles between southern Nelson Bay and Newcastle's northern outskirts. Scenes from Mad Max and Men at Work's Down Under video were filmed at these iconic sand dunes, which can be explored on foot or aboard a four-wheel drive vehicle. The beach's sheltered waters provide ideal conditions for beginner surfers and young swimmers.
The best views of this stunning park are found at the summit of Tomaree Hill, which can be reached along a steep bushwalk whose track is paved. None of the WWII artillery guns displayed in the park have ever been fired towards enemy forces. The park's more than 20-kilometre long coastline is dominated by beaches of white sand and rocky scenery. Visitors can easily walk toward Fingal Island's historic ruins and lighthouse.
Instead of a typical tower, Nelson Head Light's four kerosene lamps shone through an octagonal lantern room window when this unusual lighthouse was first built on Nelson Bay's northeast corner in 1875. The original kerosene lamps were replaced first by electric light in 1946, then by a solar powered lantern in 1995. The lighthouse welcomes guests daily.
Eating and drinking and shopping nearby
The restaurant inside the serviced apartment of the seaside Nelson Bay Breeze Resort is just one of many worthwhile places to sample this region's freshly-caught seafood. In addition to a seemingly endless selection of seafood restaurants, the area boasts quality Mexican, Chinese, and Indian dining options. However, the Ritual Restaurant, part of the Austral Street Shopping Centre, provides Nelson Bay's most formal dining experience.
Apart from taxis, the only major public transit serving Nelson Bay and the rest of Port Stephens are Port Stephens Coaches buses which make the 70-kilometre journey between this coastal community and Newcastle. Port Stephens Coaches also operates a regular pick-up service from Newcastle Airport, less than a half-hour drive from Nelson Bay, and from Newcastle Railway Station.
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Top rated Nelson Bay Hotels
- Bali at the Bay
- Harry's Pet Friendly Holiday House
- Waterfront Unit with Bay Views
- Misthaven Holiday Treasure at Little Beach
- A three bedroom beach house at Little Beach
Recently added Nelson Bay Hotels
- Mikalex 10/2 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay
- Silver Sands House 29 - Across the road to the beach and 600m to Marina
- Silver Sands Back 29B - Across from Nelson Bay Beach and only a 600m walk to town
- Silver Sands Front 29A
- Albacore 1/12-14 Ondine Close, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
Other Nelson Bay Hotels
- Brand new two storey house close to Little Beach
- 67 Galoola Road, Nelson Bay
- A unique, tranquil escape just 3 min walk to the beach
- Marina View, 1/46 Magnus Street - magic water views of marina
- The Beach House on Irambang
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