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Karuah Gardens Motel
Karuah Gardens Motel
8.5 Excellent
353 Tarean Road, Karuah, NSW, Australia
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19.3 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 240 reviews
8.5

Karuah Gardens Motel is located in Karuah and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and an airport shuttle.

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
8.0 Excellent
35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 2,734 reviews
8.0

Featuring an indoor pool, this comfortable hotel is a short car trip from Nelson Bay. It also offers free public parking on site and is within a 10-minute drive of Nelson Head Light.

Dolphins Apartment
Dolphins Apartment
8.8 Excellent
Taylors Beach, NSW, Australia
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3.2 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 24 reviews
8.8

Shells on the Shore Holiday Accomm - Dolphins FREE FAMILY ADVENTURE PASS offers a comfortable setting when in Fingal Bay.

Lemon Tree Passage Motel
Lemon Tree Passage Motel
8.8 Excellent
47 Meredith Avenue, Taylors Beach, NSW, Australia
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11.2 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 454 reviews
8.8

Lemon Tree Passage Motel features a bowling alley and an outdoor pool, as well as rooms with refrigerators. It also offers room service, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens
Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens
8.4 Excellent
21-23 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia
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5.9 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 830 reviews
8.4

Featuring a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and a sauna, Boathouse Resort Water Front is situated in Tea Gardens and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

Dutchies Motel Nelson Bay
Dutchies Motel Nelson Bay
8.9 Excellent
16 Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 397 reviews
8.9

This comfortable motel in Nelson Bay offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a sun deck and a swimming pool. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Anchorage Port Stephens
Anchorage Port Stephens
9.1 Excellent
Corlette Point Road, Corlette, NSW, Australia
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4.3 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 1,497 reviews
9.1

This relaxed hotel in Corlette provides free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a sauna. It also offers free public parking on site and is a short car trip from Nelson Head Light.

Budget Peninsula Palms Nelson Bay
Budget Peninsula Palms Nelson Bay
6.9 Good
54 Shoal Bay Road Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
GoodBased on 132 reviews
6.9

Budget Peninsula Palms Nelson Bay provides a comfortable setting when in Nelson Bay. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake
Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake
8.0 Excellent
2259 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, NSW, Australia
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40.7 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 1,513 reviews
8.0

Sir Francis Drake is located in Heatherbrae and offers outdoor tennis courts. It features an outdoor pool, on-site parking and wireless internet access.

Ocean Shores, Unit 10/27 Weatherly Close
Ocean Shores, Unit 10/27 Weatherly Close
8.3 Excellent
Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 20 reviews
8.3

Located in Nelson Bay, Weatherly Close Ocean Shores Unit 10 27 is an easy drive from the Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest Bridge and Point Stephens Light. It is situated a brief walk from Nelson Head Light.

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About Nelson Bay

Just a little over two hours north of Sydney, on the southern shores of Port Stephens, sits the holiday town of Nelson Bay. With expansive white sand beaches and water sports to boot this picturesque town is a water lovers paradise.

Things to do

The beach is a hub of activity, where visitors can enjoy an array of water based excursions including scuba diving, surfing and snorkelling. For those wanting to venture further, Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park is bustling with diverse marine life and sits just an hour’s drive north of the Bay. Here you can enjoy whale watching tours, swimming with dolphins and kayaking in the waters that surround the park’s shores.

When it comes to entertaining the kids, why not pay a visit to Toboggan Hill Park, an adventure park set amongst natural bush. Thanks to an array of both indoor and outdoor activities the park is open year round. Spend hours tobogganing down winding tracks, getting lost in the giant maze or showing off your competitive side over a game of mini golf.

After a day packed with outdoor pursuits, take the time to pause and reflect in the surrounding landscape. For the best views over Nelson Bay and Port Stephens, head up to the Gan Gan Hill Lookout point which sits just a 10 minutes’ drive from the bay or, alternatively, an hour’s walk.

Come evening, head into D’Albora Marina, the home of luxury yachts, fine dining and live music. This modern marina comes alive as night falls and with it being only a 12-minute walk from the bay, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails late after dark.

Getting around

Exploring Nelson’s Bay on foot is an excellent option, but bike hire is also available for those itching for some extra speed. Whether you’re strolling down Victoria Parade exploring souvenir shops or biking up to Tomaree National Park, Nelson’s Bay is a little town with a lot to offer.

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  • What are the best hotels in Nelson Bay?

    2,052 reviews rated Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites with an average score of 7.9/10. It may also be worth looking into the Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay, which received a rating of 8.0/10 from 2,734 reviews. Gateway Lifestyle Birubi Beach could also be a good option, with a score of 8.3/10 from 511 reviews.

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    Hotels in Nelson Bay cost an average of $276/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

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    A hotel in Nelson Bay tonight can start as low as $118 for the night, with an average cost of $195, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours.