You don’t need to travel for hours to find the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or even longer if possible….2 hours will do the trick. Escaping the busy city life and enjoying some fresh air is a great way to recharge your batteries.
There are miles of beautiful beaches to discover for a stroll or a run, lots of super photo opportunities to share on Instagram and plenty of really fun things to do.
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Learn how to stand up paddleboard in Shoal Bay, and if you have never tried this before you can take a class and learn how to do it the easy way. This beautiful bay is renowned for calm and tranquil waters which make it the perfect place to experience this great form of fun exercise.
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Go for a bike ride with a difference, and you don’t even have to get wet. This a great way to burn off some calories from all the fabulous fresh food you enjoy whilst on holidays. Port Stephens Water Bikes, will have you ready to go in a flash and this is an easy way to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.
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What could be more fun than swimming with dolphins? The beauty of these swims are that you are sharing the experience in their natural habitat off Port Stephens. You venture out into their home onboard a catamaran with experienced staff to help ensure you make the most of this adventure. Please visit their website to check the months of operation.
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If you happen to strike a rainy day or you need an escape from the sunshine for a few hours then the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Terrigal is the place to go. There is plenty to see and learn and lots of cool sea creatures to discover. There is a café and a book/gift shop onsite.
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If you can break away from the beautiful beaches in Newcastle, why not hit the heights of gumtrees in a beautiful rural setting. With over 100 activities including bridges, ropes, tunnels and ladders, you will be able to test your abilities to the max. There is special courses for children and adults, and each session starts with a half hour lesson to get you strapped up and learning how to make the most of the obstacles available. Don’t be surprised if you get to meet a few local native animals while you are there.
Before you head out to enjoy the sights and have a splash around, you can get a beautiful new swimsuit at one of our local stockists:-
Carla Swimwear & Leisurewear – 21 Kenrick Street, Newcastle
Portique Boutique – 34 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
Coco & Seashells – 44 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal
Uproar – Belmont Citi Centre, Belmont