A few days ago I got back from a small photography trip to Port Stephens which is located 3hours north-east from New South Wales capital city, Sydney. The plan was to relax, eat, explore and to take photos and I ticked all boxes successfully (wink*). Those of you who have not visited this place, you must do it, its a beautiful part of the world.

I booked a fully equipped cabin for 2 nights in the Halifax holiday park which was really nice. I only paid something like $120 per night, I say only because I was there during the week and I am sure it would cost a lot more at the weekend or in the summer. The best thing about staying there was, that the Shoal Bay beach with all the cool rock formations was about 2 minutes walk from the park.


A short introduction to Port Stephens:

Port Stephens is a large natural harbour located approx 3 hours north-east from Sydney, NSW.
Port Stephens has a narrow entrance between two striking hills of volcanic origin. The southern headland, “Tomaree” or “South” Head, rises to 120 metres above sea level while “Yacaaba”, the northern headland, is 210 m above sea level.

…..26 golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water and blue skies. Its known for its nature and abundance of aquatic marine life and land activities on its uncrowded sandy beaches, sheltered bays and unspoilt national parks.

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Port Stephens, NSW, Australia

Port Stephens, NSW, Panorama

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Port Stephens, NSW, Australia

On my first evening, I got treated to this beautiful sunset from the Tomaree Head lookout. It took me about 30-40 minutes to climb up the top of the mountain, but  as you can see from the first 3 shots I posted it was well worth the effort.

Port Stephens, Shoal Bay, Australia

Port Stephens, Australia


A short Video
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