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How to get there... Air – Newcastle Airport please call...........02 4928 9800 Bus – Port Stephens Coaches on.............1800 045 949 Rail – Country Link on..........................................131 500

Local Visitors and Satalite Information Centres Nelson Bay P: 1800 808 900 Victoria Pde Nelson Bay Raymond Terrace P: 02 4987 5276 Salamander Bay P: 02 4982 7211 Tanilba Bay P: 02 4982 4441

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AJ’s Restaurant & Function Centre Aquablu Bistro & Bar Blue Water Grill Cookabarra Restaurant Depz Restaurant il Porto Trattoria Long Boat Café Mavericks On The Bay Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandpipers Restaurant The Point Restaurant Vues On The Bay

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Mod Thai Sanook Thai Taj Tandoori Indian The Only Place Indian

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Anna Bay Tavern Aquablu Bistro & Bar Bay Breeze Bistro Tea Gardens Hotel-Motel

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Bay Breeze Bistro Moonshadow Cruises

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Amalies Café & Restaurant Fisherman’s Wharf/ Bubs Fish & Chips Long Boat Café Medowie Macadamia Farm & Cafe

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AJ’s Restaurant & Function Centre 10 Amalies Café & Restaurant 34 Anna Bay Tavern 18 Cookabarra Restaurant 19 Depz Restaurant 27 Long Boat Café 2 Mavericks On The Bay 9 Tea Gardens Hotel-Motel 8 Vues On The Bay 44 38 & 39 28 & 29 6&7

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The Point Restaurant

Floating Restaurant Moonshadow Cruises

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Anna Bay Tavern Tea Gardens Hotel-Motel

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Baskin Robbins Medowie Macadamia Farm & Cafe

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Taj Tandoori Indian The Only Place Indian

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Modern Australian

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AJ’s Restaurant & Function Centre Aquablu Bistro & Bar Blue Water Grill Cookabarra Restaurant Depz Restaurant Mavericks On The Bay Sandpipers Restaurant Vues On The Bay

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Azure at Salamander Cookabarra Restaurant il Porto Trattoria Aquablu Bistro & Bar Cookabarra Restaurant Depz Restaurant Fisherman’s Wharf/ Bubs Fish and Chips Long Boat Café Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandpipers Restaurant Shoal Bay Resort & Spa Restaurants The Point Restaurant

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Blue Water Grill Hogs Breath Café

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Port Stephens or otherwise known as the ‘Blue Water Paradise’ – is a wonderland for boating enthusiasts, fishing fanatics, bush walkers, scuba divers – anyone just wanting to get away from it all. The Port is two and a half times the volume of Sydney Harbour with its pristine, unpolluted waters, bright sandy beaches, resident bottle nose dolphins and short drives to the many smaller towns around the region, there is always something for everyone. A popular attraction of the Port is the Tomaree Headland - the most popular bush walking track in the area which was established during World War II as part of the defence system for the East Coast of Australia between 1941 - 1943. Once at the summit you will have the most magnificent views of the Port and surrounding islands, perhaps even spotting a humpback whale on their annual migration from May to October. Stockton Sand Dunes are another prominent attraction of the area which must be seen to be believed. The contrast between the ocean and the 40 meter high sand peaks are definitely a sight to behold.

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This vast area is ideal for quad biking and 4WD enthusiasts, or for those who want to take a more conservative approach, enjoy a camel or horse ride in and around the dunes or along the water’s edge. Try sand boarding down the dunes - it’s fun for everyone. The Port is supplied with it’s own fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, locally made small goods as well as flavoursome pickles, sauces and preservatives which are found locally from our monthly markets within the area. This wealth of regional produce features in the vast array of Port Stephens restaurants with their creative menus, exquisite water views and amazing dining experiences.

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You will want to keep coming back time and time again. Port Stephens is a perfect place to holiday, relax and enjoy the sunshine and calm.

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WEEKLY RAFFLES All Year Round Nelson Bay Bowling Club - Monday Mania. Tickets on sale 5pm - drawn 6pm. Nelson Bay Diggers - Wed, Thurs, Fri from 4.30pm. Tickets $1 for 5 numbers. Soldiers Point Bowling Club - Fri Night Mega Meat Raffle, tickets on sale 5pm, drawn 6pm. Sun Raffle, tickets on sale 10.30am, drawn 11am. Fingal Bay Sport & Recreational Club - Wed 6.30pm & Friday 5pm - Ph 02 4984 1244 (Courtesy bus available from Corlette, Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay every day).

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MARKETS Monthly All Year Round Anna Bay Community Markets - Contact Colin Reddel P: 0429 506 802. Held 1st Saturday every month in the Gateway Family Presbyterian Church Grounds and hall. 43 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay, 8.30am - 2.00pm. Medowie Markets - Contact David Plummer on 02 4982 9123. Held at the Bull & Bush Motel the 2nd Saturday each month. Nelson Bay Craft Markets - Contact Jeanette Murray on 0419 492 009. Held the1st,3rd & 5th Sunday of every month in Neil Carroll Park (Fly Point), Nelson Bay. Tomaree Markets - Contact Elinor on 02 4981 3565. Held the 2nd & 4th Sundays of every month at the Tomaree Sports Complex, Salamander Bay. Tanilba Bay Markets - Contact Kathy or Tim BH: 02 4982 4833 or AH: 02 4982 3567. 3rd Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm. Centre Car Park, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay.

HAPPY HOUR VENUES Aquablu / 3pm – 5pm Daily Sandy Foot Café at Shoal Bay Resort & Spa / Every Friday 5pm – 7pm Mavericks on the Bay / Monday – Thursday 5pm – 7pm CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH 25th December 2010 Relax at AJ’S Restaurant for a Christmas Day Luncheon from 12 Noon. A bottle of sparkling wine & seafood platter for 2 on arrival. Gourmet Carvery & Buffet - $105.00pp. For reservations phone 02 4981 4500. NYE CELEBRATIONS – d’Albora Marina / AJ’s Restaurant/ The Point Restaurant 31st December 2010 Get a group together and book a table at any of the restaurants at d’Albora Marina with live entertainment from 12 – 3pm. Sit back and relax to “Phonic” playing from 7pm until midnight. The whole family will love the fireworks at 9pm and midnight with family amusements along the marina OR enjoy a buffet with live music and a “Hollywood on the Hill” theme at AJ’s Restaurant located in the Landmark Resort P. 02 4981 4500 for bookings OR book early at The Point Restaurant to get a birds eye view, or watch from the foreshore the fireworks display near the Soldiers Point Boat Ramp. P. 024984 7111.


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AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS 26th January 2011 Enjoy Australia Day with live entertainment and family amusements along d’Albora Marina or check out AJ’s Restaurant ‘Big BBQ’ with live music located in the Landmark Resort. P. 02 4981 4500 for bookings.

TRAILER BOAT FISHING TOURNAMENT 1st - 3rd April 2011 This tournament has grown to be amongst the most popular family fishing tournament in Australia, while staying true to its original idea of making anglers of all ages and skill levels welcome. www.tbft.com.au

VALENTINES DAY 14th February 2011 Enjoy a romantic meal with that ‘special someone’. Visit www.diningout.com.au/PortStephens for further information.

SAIL PORT STEPHENS 11th - 17th April 2011 Sail Port Stephens is an annual sailing regatta to showcase the natural beauty and great sailing environment on offer at Port Stephens. Family friendly and affordable it’s 7 days of great fun on and off the water. www.sailportstephens.com.au

INTERCLUB TOURNAMENT 26th & 27th February 2011 5th & 6th March 2011 Port Stephens is home to the biggest Game Fishing Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy the characters as they come from near and afar for this amazing event. The tournament has approximately 200+ vessels and 1000 anglers with the sail past on Saturday 26th Feb commencing at 7.15am from Dutchmans Bay. www.npsgfc.com

ANZAC DAY 25th April 2011 For further information please phone Max Ferres on 02 4981 5421 for venues across Port Stephens.

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Dizzy Land Fun Park and Amusement Centre 1a Oakvale Drive, Salt Ash, NSW 2318 Indoor/outdoor Family Fun! Enjoy the smell of Fairy Floss & Popcorn as your kids have a Blast at Dizzyland - ‘The Happiest Place in the Hunter”. Kids come & play - parents don’t have to pay. Unlimited Play 10am -4pm. Open weekends, Public & School Holidays taniamicallef@aapt.net.au. 02 4978 1244 Oakvale Farm and Fauna World Nelson Bay Rd, Salt Ash Farm animals and native fauna, pony & tractor rides, merry go round, BBQ areas and kiosk. Watch the baby animals and duck feeding. RMB 2828 oakvalefarm@bigpond.com www.oakvalefarm.com.au. 02 4982 6222 Fighter World Inc RAAF Base Williamtown Fighter aircraft & engines, photographic displays, aircraft models, weapons, videos, observation deck, restaurant and more. Located at the RAAF base Williamtown admin@fighterworld.com.au. 02 49651810 Port Stephens Community Arts Centre 100 Shoal Bay Rd Nelson Bay Open 10am-4pm daily. The Centre features displays of oil and watercolour paintings, pottery, china and quilting with a range of souvenirs available for sale. 02 4981 3604 artscentre@nelsonbay.com www.artscentre.nelsonbay.com

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Tanilba House 32 Caswell Crescent, Tanilba Bay Originally constructed as a family home, Tanilba House was completed for its original owner, Lt William Caswell in 1831, who named the property “Tanilba”, an Aboriginal name meaning “place of white flowers”. Half metre thick stone walls, high ceilings, large rooms, and even a ghost are all part of the colonial charm. 02 4982 4866 Medowie Macadamia Farm 672 Medowie Road Medowie Enjoy the tranquil surrounds of Port Stephens only Macadamia farm, while indulging in a fine selection of Macadamia products. Open 9am to 5pm daily. stacy@optusnet.com.au. 02 4982 8888 www.medowiemacadamias.com.au Australian Shark and Ray Centre 686 Marsh Road, Bob’s Farm Entry from $15. An exciting and safe way to meet the ocean’s most awesome critters in the world’s first totally, interactive aquarium. Hand feed sharks, rays & huge fish for the thrill of a lifetime. You can choose to feed from the side with the fish leaping out of the water to take your food, or you can snorkel or walk through the water in waterproof waders with the aquarium packed with nearly 100 different sharks and rays. Feel the adrenalin course through you as FRED-our 80kg stingray comes and gives you a cuddle. The Australian Shark and Ray Centre is all about hands on experiences, and its available rain, hail or shine, year round for everyone from 2 years old. 02 4982 2476 info@ozsharkandray.com.au. For more events check out…… www.diningout.com.au

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