Summer never ends in Port Stephens

If you’re a local, you know Shoal Bay is like nothing else in this world. If you’ve ever visited, you know just how magical it is, and if you haven’t experienced Shoal Bay yet, here’s why it should be at the top of your bucket list. Just a 2.5-hour drive north of Sydney, Shoal Bay is paradise on your doorstep.


Whether you visit Shoal Bay for an adventure or to take some time out for yourself, there’s something for everyone. From breakfast, lunch, dinner to drinks; we have you covered at SBCC.

There’s nothing quite like kicking back with good food, great cocktails, and stunning waterfront views on the Patio. Our newest addition, Atmos, will transport you to the shores of the Greek islands with interiors designed and built in Greece, and a menu that encourages a social experience with large share dishes and delicious Greek inspired cocktails.

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Unwind in total luxury in one of Australia’s most iconic locations.

Check-in and slow down at The Penthouse Shoal Bay, a two-level, four-bedroom apartment offering million-dollar views overlooking Shoal Bay Beach and Mount Tomaree.

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Soak in the sun at some of the best beaches NSW has to offer, climb the iconic Mount Tomaree, enjoy a spectacular whale watching experience, or kick back and relax in our slice of paradise. Discover Shoal Bay your way.

Mountain Climb

To start your day, get up early and get wholesome, it’s time to climb Mount Tomaree. Depending on how many times you stop to take photos, this is about a 1.5-2hour round trip, but honestly the views are so worth it! When you’ve finished, treat yourself to a well-deserved breakfast at Mermaids Café, the caffeine hit awaits just down the road from the base of the mountain.

Treat Yourself

Now that you’ve made your MyFitnessPal proud and re-fuelled, it’s time to treat yourself. Body Spot at Shoal Bay offers a range of massage, spa, and beauty treatments that are extremely affordable. Channel those vibes of walking down the street in Bali and getting a random mid-morning massage, why should that feeling be reserved for overseas holidays?

Dolphin & Whale Watching

At this point you can either settle in for a spa day (absolutely no judgement) or if you’re more of an “on the go” type, we recommend hitting the water and experiencing the wonder of whale watching. Whale season is Port Stephens is one of the most incredible times of year. Jump onto a Moonshadow Cruise and get up close and personal with these wonders of the sea.

Swim with Dolphins

Seriously, who else thought you could only do this overseas? This is the most instagrammable holiday experience and the aquatic adventure of a lifetime at Dolphin Swim Australia!

Sand Duning

If you’re the more adventurous type, head to the dunes and take on a quad bike tour with Sand Dune Adventures, it’s the most amazing way to explore the Worimi Sand Dunes.


If you want to stay super local while still making the most of your trip, why not rent a paddle board or kayak from Paddle Port Stephens and explore the beautiful waters of Shoal Bay.

What are you waiting for, send this to the group chat, it’s time to start planning your weekend in the Bay.