The superb waterways, national parks and wildlife reserves of Port Stephens beckon outdoors enthusiasts. The region has pristine beaches, the Hunter and Williams Rivers and the beautiful bays of Port Stephens. Residents and visitors can indulge in all kinds of water sports including sailing, waterskiing, surfing, fishing, swimming, white water rafting, dolphin, and whale watching.
Port Stephens’ bushwalking trails and eco-tourism facilities at Tomaree and Myall Lakes National Parks are a must see for nature lovers.
Port Stephens offers over 26 beautiful beaches, a combination of calm bay waters and surf.
Fingal Bay has lifesavers, Shoal Bay is protected, Little Beach has both sheltered swimming and a marina, and Duchies is a favourite for picnics with shaded lawns and sandy beach. On the ocean side. Anna Bay has numerous surfing beaches and Stockton Beach has massive sand dunes perfect for 4WDriving, horseriding and quad riding.
Port Stephens has approximately 50km of shared cycleways throughout its communities. These consist of links between recreation areas, schools, business centres and community facilities.
Sporting teams at all levels from junior to adult compete across Port Stephens in sports such as cricket, soccer, netball, tennis, basketball, rugby league, AFL, swimming and gymnastics. Sailing, both recreational and racing, is also enjoyed on all the waterways. There are also a number of leisure centres located throughout the region providing convenient access to fitness facilities and public pools.