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2-6 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, NSW 2315, Australia
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Port Stephens offers an endless array of activities for both those seeking a relaxing getaway or an action packed adventure. Activities include dolphin cruises, surfing, fishing, bush walking, quad bikes, jet ski hire, horse riding on the beach – the options are endless. Listed below are local businesses that Shoal Bay Beach Club Apartments personally recommends.


Moonshadow Cruises – Based in Nelson Bay Port Stephens, Moonshadow Cruises offer a range of memorable experiences specialising in whale watching and dolphin watching cruises. Moonshadow Cruises provide the largest and most luxurious vessels in Port Stephens and Newcastle, to ensure a memorable and comfortable cruise.
Imagine Cruises – Sailing out of Nelson Bay on Port Stephens, Imagine Cruises is an ecotourism leader committed to the preservation of dolphins & whales and the Australian marine environment. Imagine Cruises offers a full range of daily cruises including dolphin and whale watching trips, snorkelling adventures and sunset sail cruises.
Tamboi Queen Cruises A family owned and operated cruise company and the longest operating cruise company in Port Stephens, Tamboi Queen Cruises have carried over 2 million happy passengers in safety and comfort, offering multi departure times to suit everyone

Capture Imaging Photography – Brent Mail, an award winning photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has earned a reputation for his professional service and superb images. His style is friendly and approachable, allowing his talent to shine in wedding photography, lifestyle portraits, earthscapes and commercial work.


Depz Restaurant – Located within the heart of Nelson Bay, from breakfast to dinner Depz Restaurant offers good value, good service and best of all good food. Depz is a family run Australian seafood restaurant, with non seafood dishes available if desired.

First Creek WinesFirst Creek Wines are situated in the Hunter Valley, NSW and have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. They ensure relentless attention to detail in the winemaking process and aim to show the great diversity of wine styles from the Hunter Valley as well as examples from other wine regions.
Port Stephens Winery The future new home of Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, Port Stephens Winery is the peninsula’s original and most successful vineyard. Visitors to our multi-award winning destination are invited to challenge their taste buds and enjoy full-flavoured craft beer, boutique wines and local dishes.
Murray's Craft Brewing Co. Australia’s most extreme brewer, and proudly a 100% Australian-owned craft beer business, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. shares its home with Port Stephens Winery. Murray’s Ales With Attitude are unconventional, often unique and always full flavoured craft beers, available across Australia.

First Feet DiveVisit the diving experts at Feet First Dive Nelson Bay, where you can purchase or hire equipment, attend courses, go on group dives and be a part of a friendly, fun and exciting experience.


Tobboggan Hill Park Set amongst natural bush just off Salamander Way at Nelson Bay, Toboggan Hill Park is suitable for all the family, with each toboggan equipped with brakes so that you control the speed of descent – slow to thrilling! It’s the best fun you can have sitting down!


Port Stephens Parasailing – Providing the most awe-inspiring view of the marine wonderland below, the colourful ballooning parachute is winched into the air from a speed boat enabling parasailers to see the bay from a fascinating angle. The sights from above of the bay’s 160+ dolphins is an exhilarating visual treat. Fly solo or tandem 150 meters above the water, stay dry or take a dip. No experience is necessary… just relax and be mesmerized by the view.


Port Stephens Thundaraft – Thundaraft is the latest and greatest adventure ride to hit Port Stephens! The Thundaraft is an 8.5m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) and is the same vessel that is used by the military and police forces both in Australia and around the world. Its totally safe, and totally fun!

September-May : Treat yourself to 45 minutes of adrenaline packed excitement on our sea-going, wavejumping adventure tour!

June-August : Extreme whale watching on Port Stephens fastest whale watching boat. This is a truly unique way to see the magnificent Humpback Whales. Spend 90 minutes getting to know the biggest creatures on earth.


4WD Tag-Along Tours – are conducted on the Sand Dunes of Stockton Beach, New South Wales, Australia. Located close to Port Stephens, you will have a great time learning more about your 4wd and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of this popular holiday destination. If you haven't experienced the adventure of the sand dunes in your four wheel drive now is your chance to do so legally and with an experienced four wheel drive guide. 4WD Tag-Along Tours have been operating for 11 years incident and accident free!

The Wharf Restaurant Nelson Bay – Located on the marina boasting spectacular views across the bay, with friendly and inviting staff, the Wharf Restaurant can make your dining experience one to remember and one you will want to repeat time and time again. We select the best of the daily catch and prepare mouth watering seafood dishes that delight even the most discerning diner.

Vues on the Bay – Join us at Port Stephens’s newest entertainment and dining venue open 7 days til late. Whether you want to sit out doors and while away the day with the best views in Port Stephens of the aquatic traffic moving across Nelson Bay or sit indoors at our sports bar and watch the latest on the screens, it is all here.


Mavericks on the Bay – Mavericks on the Bay is the newest in dining sensations open til late 7 days. A lounge area allows you to enjoy a number of coffees or cocktails, or any of the eight draft beers we feature on tap. Our chef's menus detailed offer first class fresh food dining to satisfy all appetites.


Marcos Restaurant Shoal Bay – On Shoal Bay beach since 1984 Celebrating 27 years, and now in new premises, enjoy alfresco dining on our terrace overlooking the Bay. The ideal place for an afternoon cocktail, musical evenings, winemakers' dinners and special nights throughout the year. Or try our licensed Pizzeria for gourmet pizza eat-in and take away.