One Day In Port Stephens For A$2,60? How? – Part 2

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In case you missed it – check out Part 1 for more details on getting to Port Stephens from Sydney in one day and for only A$2.60 return.

Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Map of the area

The Tomaree Head Summit Walk is only 161m above the Port Stephens entrance. As you hike the track, you’ll enjoy  views of Port Stephens and its coastline. From the top, you can even see as far as Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands – the world’s only nesting sites for the endangered Gould’s petrel.

Lovely view of Port Stephens from Tomaree Head Summit

When you reach the summit, you will get some magnificent view of Yacaaba Head, Cabbage Tree, Boondelbah and Broughton Islands from the north platform. From the south platform, views of Zenith, Wreck and Box Beaches, Fingal Island and Point Stephens Lighthouse will be sure to grab your attention. I recommend you head down to Zenith beach once you are done with the track.

View from Tomaree Head Summit South

I left my heart in Zenith Beach

Zenith Beach

Once I saw the beach from the summit, I knew I should get down there and lay down on the white sand while listening to the sound of the waves. There were no people and this literally made my whole experience even better (I went there off season) – it felt like I was at Paradise Island…

There is a lot more to see and do at Port Stephens – you can go on a paid boat tour to see the dolphins or you can “sandboard” (like snowboard but on sand) at the lovely sand dunes on the beach. The town center has lots of cafeterias and restaurants. If you would like to spend more time there, go ahead and find a place to stay – you will not regret it!

Check out Part 1 of this lovely post about Port Stephens. Yes, you can visit it in one day only from Sydney and you are not going to spend more than A$2.60 on a Sunday!


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