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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

Cover #1 THE ONLY PLACE INDIAN - Konkani fish w/ spinach rice on rich coastal coconut, creamy sauce Cover #2 SEAROCK - Greek Lamb Pizza w/ marinated shaved lamb, baby spinach, roast garlic potato, eggplant & creamy feta 4

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A la carte

Amalies Café & Restaurant Blue Water Grill Catch Restaurant Depz Restaurant Il Porto Trattoria Long Boat Café Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandpipers Restaurant SeaRock The Point Restaurant


Lil Buddha Malai Thawng Mod Thai & Japanese – Shoal Bay Mod Thai – Nelson Bay Mod Thai – Salamander Bay

Bar / Bistro

Bay Breeze Bistro Blue Water Grill Sandyfoot Café & Bar Tails Restaurant



Amalies Café & Restaurant Bubs Fish & Chips Flipped Long Boat Café Medowie Macadamia Café Sandyfoot Café & Bar

Casual Cuisine

Amalies Café & Restaurant Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Flipped Long Boat Café Sandyfoot Café & Bar SeaRock Sienna’s Restaurant

Dining Precincts d’Albora Marina

Floating Restaurant Moonshadow Cruises


Il Porto Trattoria Sienna’s Restaurant

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Medowie Macadamia Café The Only Place Indian

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Elegant / Fine Dining


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Catch Restaurant The Point Restaurant

Ice Cream / Dessert

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Moonshadow Cruises

Bay Breeze Bistro Blue Water Grill Tails Restaurant

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Club / Hotel

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June 2013 – November 2013

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Dining Out is produced and published by: LM & RJ Aliendi T/A Dining Out Port Stephens

Depz Restaurant Sandpipers Restaurant Tails Restaurant

Pizza / Pasta

Casa De Oro Il Porto Trattoria SeaRock Sienna’s Restaurant

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Bubs Fish & Chips Catch Restaurant Depz Restaurant Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Long Boat Café Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandpipers Restaurant Sienna’s Restaurant Tails Restaurant The Point Restaurant


Casa De Oro


Bay Breeze Bistro Blue Water Grill Hogs Breath Café SeaRock

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Amalies Café & Restaurant Bubs Fish & Chips Casa De Oro Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Flipped Il Porto Trattoria Lil Buddha Malai Thawng Mod Thai & Japanese – Shoal Bay Mod Thai – Nelson Bay Mod Thai – Salamander Bay Sienna’s Restaurant The Only Place Indian 16 &


Malai Thawng Mod Thai & Japanese – Shoal Bay Mod Thai – Nelson Bay Mod Thai – Salamander Bay

Waterfront Dining

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Bubs Fish & Chips Fishermen’s Wharf Seafoods Hogs Breath Café Rock Lobster Restaurant Sandyfoot Café & Bar SeaRock The Point Restaurant


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Modern Australian

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Attractions 12 5 Content Map 4 24 Phone App Special Events 32 & 33 Welcome to Port Stephens Blue Water Paradise 30 & 31

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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 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 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 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

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. 02 4982 8888 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 For more events check out……



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Enjoy your local Club with family & friends

T 4981 1272 | Stockton St Nelson Bay

Restaurant Modern Australian Cuisine

great food great views great value

enjoy your meal while the kids play in our kids zone

open for lunch & dinner 7 days


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.


special events

WEEKLY RAFFLES / BINGO All Year Round Nelson Bay Bowling & Rec Club: Monday Mania on sale 5pm & drawn 6pm, Thursday Bowls Club Seafood Raffle on sale 4.30pm & drawn 5.30pm, Friday Wheel of Fortune on sale 4.30pm & drawn 5.45pm & Sunday Variety Raffle drawn at 5pm. Bingo every Monday from 1pm, Thursday from 7.30pm & every Friday from 2pm. Phone 02 4981 1272 for further information Fingal Bay Sport & Rec Club: Raffles each Wednesday from 6.30pm & Fridays from 5pm. Club Bingo on Monday nights at 7.00pm and Wednesday mornings at 9.30am. A courtesy bus is available from Corlette, Nelson Bay & Shoal Bay every day to and from the club. Phone 02 4984 1244 for further information

MONTHLY MARKETS All Year Round Anna Bay Community Markets: Held on the 1st Sat of every month in the Gateway Family Presbyterian Church, 43 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay Medowie Markets: Held at the Bull and Bush Motel on the 2nd Sat of each month. 02 4982 9123 for more information


Nelson Bay Craft Markets: Held the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sun of every month in Neil Carroll Park (Fly Point), Nelson Bay. 0419 492 009 for more information

Tomaree Markets: Held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at the Tomaree Sports Complex, Salamander Bay. 02 4981 3565 for more information Tanilba Bay Markets: Held on the 3rd Sat of each month at the Kooindah Shopping Centre Car Park, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay. 02 4982 3567 for more information

HAPPY HOUR VENUES Nelson Bay Bowling & Rec Club: Fridays from 5pm - 6pm p 02 4981 1272 Nelson Bay Golf Club: Tuesdays from 4.30pm - 6pm & Thursdays from 4pm - 5.30pm p 02 4981 1132

BLUE WATER COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 8 – 10 June 2013 This festival is a unique concept in Country Music with the efforts of the organisers to ‘Bring the Country to the Coast’. We are keen to support young upcoming artists and as such many rising stars perform at our festival. This year new to the program are: Thor Phillips and Dane Sharp and we are also welcoming back seasoned talented performers like The Harmonators who are performing on d’Albora Marinas. The lovely Tamara Stewart is again performing at the festival and for the repeat visitors you can enjoy Steve Passfield in the Foreshore Marquee.

NELSON BAY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL 1 July 2013 Visit Nelson Bay’s pristine foreshore for a sculptural exhibition and festival with a difference! See sculptures designed to sit in our unique environment and relax to the live music about. Get involved in a sculpting workshop or try your hand at sand sculpting with plenty of competitions for the kids and the whole family THE PORT STEPHENS GOLF CLASSIC 11 - 16 August 2013 The Port Stephens Golf Classic is a visitors-only event played over four days. In its 16th year, the Classic will be held over three courses, Nelson Bay, Pacific Dunes and Newcastle. Make sure you book your accommodation NOW. To register phone Nelson Bay Golf Club on 02 4981 1132 or visit FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES 7 September 2013 Formally known as Shoal Bay Jazz, Wine & Food Festival, Festival of the Senses is celebrating 20 years of one of the largest gathering of food, wine and music within the region. Experience local produce from the Hunter & Port Stephens areas, sample wine from renowned Hunter Valley wineries, indulge in fresh local produce straight from the supplier or tantalize your taste buds with dishes carefully prepared by experienced local chefs. Be entertained with all this along with live jazz concerts in and around Shoal Bay Resort & Spa.

CLANS ON THE COAST 21 September 2013 A Celtic Celebration filled with Pipe Bands, Scottish and Celtic Dancing, singing groups, stalls, ancient battle re-enactments, food, beverages and more. Held at the Tomaree #1 Sports Ground, Nelson Bay. TASTES AT THE BAY 1 - 3 November 2013 Nelson Bay Foreshore and d’Albora Marina will come alive for an amazing food, wine and jazz festival held annually on the first weekend of November. Enjoy Gourmet food, Hunter premium and boutique wines, craft beer, free entertainment on 5 stages with plenty of kid’s activities too. WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT @ THE COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL Wednesday Entertainment & HQ Poker @ the Country Club Hotel Thursday Trivia @ the Country Club Hotel Friday-Sunday FREE Live Entertainment @ the Country Club Hotel Sunday Entertainment & HQ Poker @ the Country Club Hotel

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Just add The Point Restaurant Experience the stylish, yet relaxed atmosphere of The Point. Serving innovative cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. The Point Restaurant is a complete dining experience with outstanding service. Enjoy a glass of wine from the impressive wine list, or sit on the balcony sipping a cocktail, taking in the sunsets as you look across the breathtaking water views of Port Stephens. This is an impeccable venue that caters for the intimate diners through to larger party bookings including weddings, functions and conference packages. Licensed or BYO bottled wine only Menu subject to change

Appetisers from $10 Melon & blue swimmer crab salad, lime, ginger & chilli dressing Scallops on chorizo w/ cauliflower puree Pumpkin & sage fritter, garlic mayonnaise Entrees from $14 Australian King Prawns in tempura w/ our own sweet chilli dipping sauce Local Rock Oysters Seafood taster plates to share Mains from $34 Mixed grilled seafood - fish, prawns, squid, scallops & Greek salad Local fresh fish - grilled, saute mushroom, pink eye potato & baby spinach w/ pesto mayonnaise Chinese master stock duck on braised red cabbage, hash brown & seville orange sauce

Open for Lunch and Dinner (Closed Sunday evenings & Mondays) Set Menu Dinner Special from $45pp (Not available Saturday evenings) Dine or enjoy a drink in our lounge area Inside (air conditioned) & outside dining The Point Restaurant Upstairs - Soldiers Point Marina Sunset Boulevarde, Soldiers Point 2317 T 02 49847111 F 02 49847311 E

Sample Dishes from our A La Carte Menu

Restaurant & Catering Award Winning Seafood Restaurant

Desserts from $16 Chocolate mousse meringue sundae, raspberry compote Malibu & lime leaf creme brulee, orange & almond biscotti Warm banana & macadamia nut pudding, butterscotch sauce w/ vanilla ice cream

Dining Out Port Stephens - June 2013 Issue  

Dining Out Port Stephens - June 2013 Issue