Port Stephens YHA

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Things to do in Port Stephens YHA

Take a dolphin/whale cruise, quad bike trip, horse riding tour.  Try sea kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, or sand boarding. Discover Tomaree National Park by walking or cycling or visit the local wineries for some wine tasting. 

If you are after nightlife other than the wildlife kind, and perhaps a night around the campfire, then you will need to head to Nelson Bay (5km away), which has numerous clubs, pubs and restaurants.

At the hostel

A great night around the campfire toasting marshmallows

Saturday nights in winter

Enjoy an ice cream dessert and mingle with your fellow hostellers

Sunday nights
Bush kitchen

Free popcorn included

The shed

Take a night off cooking, enjoy great company with some pizzas

Bush kitchen

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Hunter Valley Day Trip

Discover Australia's leading wine area, the Hunter Valley. Full day tour including lunch. Visit three local wineries and taste up to 20 different wines.

A trip to the Hunter Valley wine region gives you a perfect excuse to taste some of Australia's finest wines, in Australia's oldest wine producing area. Semillons and Chardonnays are what makes the Hunter Valley famous. For fans of red wine, you can look forward to tasting some magnificent Shiraz. 
Take a unique 20 minute 'behind the scenes' wine making tour at a world renown winemaker that has won “International Winemaker of the Year” at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London 3 times. Please note that this is a working winery and that if wine is in production, we cannot do the guided tour. Wine tasting will still be included. Please wear enclosed shoes.

Enjoy a delicious restaurant lunch and relax with a glass of wine while you take in the beautiful scenery. Our extensive menu caters for all tastes and requirements.

Tour departs Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from Sydney Central YHA Hostel at 7:25am and returns after a day of culture and wine-tasting at approximately 6:30pm.

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Hunter Valley Overnight Experience

Visit Australia's oldest wine producing area, the Hunter Valley. Taste world class wine and talk to family winemakers who have been producing Australian wine for generations.
This Hunter Valley tour takes you around all the best spots in NSW's famous winery region. Visit some of Australia's award-winning wineries. The picturesque region, 2 hours north of Sydney, is also a haven for cycling, horse riding, hot air ballooning, golf and gourmet food tasting.

With so much to do, you will need an overnight stop at the Hunter Valley YHA Hostel.

The 'Hunter Valley Overnight Experience' includes:

  • 1 night dormitory accommodation at Hunter Valley YHA
  • Diverse Hunter Valley vineyards tour with tasting and a delicious lunch/li>
  • Return transfers from Sydney

On the 2nd day in your free time, perhaps cycle into the town of Cessnock, sample beers in the nearby brewery or even treat yourself to a morning hot air balloon experience. You will be collected from the Hunter Valley YHA at 3.15pm.

This overnight tour departs every THURSDAY, FRIDAY or SATURDAY from Sydney at 7.25am and will return the following day at approximately 6-6.30pm.

FREE things to do in Anna Bay

  1. Climb Tomaree Headland to enjoy breathtaking views of the whole of Port Stephens
  2. Try your skills at Kingsley Beach's Jump Rock, jump into the ocean from a small cliff
  3. Body board at One Mile beach with the hostel's free equipment
  4. Explore the amazing Sand Dunes of the Worimi Conservation Area and stay till sunset for awesome photo opportunities
  5. Snorkel at the stunning Fly Point Marine Park
  6. Visit Nelson Bay Golf course and spot the kangaroos best seen in the late afternoon
  • Must-dos: Nelson Bay Saturday market, Tomaree Head Lookout, Dolphin-watching tour
    Melanie M
  • Bring a torch if you venture out at night.
    Shona H
  • Plan you day around the buses and make sure you climb Mount Tomaree!
    Aimee C
  • Good to have a car to get around to all the activities on offer.
    Phil W
  • if you a travel without private transport, then grab a bus timetable, the service is good and drivers are really helpful.
    raelene p

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