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Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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Central Motel
Central Motel
8.2 Excellent
1A Church street, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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3.0 km from city centre, Shoal Bay 
ExcellentBased on 425 reviews
8.2

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is located within easy driving distance of Shoal Bay. It is also within walking distance of Nelson Bay's popular attractions and landmarks.

Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
8.6 Excellent
48 Marine Drive, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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2.5 km from city centre, Shoal Bay 
ExcellentBased on 688 reviews
8.6

This comfortable property in Fingal Bay provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a safe and a heated pool. It also features a playground, a vending machine and laundry facilities.

Shoal Bay Holiday Park
Shoal Bay Holiday Park
9.0 Excellent
Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Shoal Bay 
ExcellentBased on 360 reviews
9.0

This comfortable property in Shoal Bay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally located for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Shoal Bay:$159/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$62/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$110 - $217
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$137 - $188
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Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay
8.6 Excellent
48 Marine Drive, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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2.5 km from city centre,  

This comfortable property in Fingal Bay provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a safe and a heated pool. It also features a playground, a vending machine and laundry facilities.

$119
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Central Motel
Central Motel
8.2 Excellent
1A Church street, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is located within easy driving distance of Shoal Bay. It is also within walking distance of Nelson Bay's popular attractions and landmarks.

$135
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Shoal Bay Holiday Park
Shoal Bay Holiday Park
9.0 Excellent
Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre,  

This comfortable property in Shoal Bay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally located for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$188
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Hotel prices in Shoal Bay

3 stars

$119 - $135

Central Motel

No. 1 most popular

Central Motel
8.2 Excellent
$135
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Seaside Holiday Resort Fingal Bay

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$119
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About Shoal Bay

Located where the Karuah River meets the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Shoal Bay is the easternmost suburb of Port Stephens. It’s named after the sand shoals found throughout the area and is where you’ll find picturesque beaches and walking trails to explore within Tomaree National Park.

Things to do

Take in the sweeping coastal views from Mount Tomaree, reached along a one-kilometre-long summit walking trail. Soak up the panoramas across the Port Stephens entrance, with the opportunity to spot pods of dolphins and migrating whales below.

The area played a pivotal role in World War II, with an observation post and gun emplacements still visible from historic Fort Tomaree. Join a guided walking tour along original wartime patrol paths to witness the weapon pits and operation rooms, built to defend against the Japanese.

Scuba divers and snorkelers can explore below the water’s surface at nearby Broughton Island. Swim amidst colourful fish and grey nurse sharks, then visit the active colony of breeding wedge-tailed shearwaters at Little Poverty Beach.

A short drive from Shoal Bay takes you to the Stockton Sand Dunes, the largest sand dune system in Australia. Join a quad biking tour, go sandboarding down the dunes or explore the Worimi Conservation Lands by camel or horseback.

Getting around

Shoal Bay is located around 40 minutes’ drive east of the Newcastle Airport and 10 minutes from the centre of Port Stephens. The quiet residential streets and Tomaree National Park are easy to explore on foot, but having your own vehicle is best for visiting the surrounding sights.

Shoal Bay travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Shoal Bay?

    Shoal Bay is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Shoal Bay Holiday Park, which has a current rating of 9.0. For other potential stays, consider Blue Waters Unit 8 - Shoal Bay and Central Motel, which can also be great places to stay in Shoal Bay.

  • How much is a hotel in Shoal Bay tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Shoal Bay tonight are about $158 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $158 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Shoal Bay tonight is $158.