Anna Bay is a laid-back coastal town surrounded by sandy beaches and rolling dunes. Scenic bushwalks, whale-watching cruises and sunset camel rides make it a favourite with nature lovers. You can also devour fresh seafood, sip on local wine and enjoy prime Hunter Valley produce.
Things to do
Anna Bay is bordered by the Worimi Conservation Lands, which are strewn with rolling sand dunes. Quad bikes offer a unique chance to speed along the dunes, access remote beaches and learn about the region's rich Aboriginal culture.
From whale watching to scenic coastal walks, Tomaree National Park showcases Anna Bay's stunning seascapes. Venture inland and you'll find lush eucalypt forests and have the chance to spot koalas lounging in the trees. Don't miss the Tomaree Head Summit walk, which leads to a scenic lookout point.
Camel rides along the beach are one of Anna Bay's signature experiences. You can sign up for tours at Oakfield Ranch Camel Rides, located in the town centre. Sunset rides are especially beautiful when the beaches and dunes glow in shades of red, yellow and gold.
When you've had your fill of sun and sand, why not visit Port Stephens Winery? You can stroll through the vineyards and sample Chardonnay in the tasting room. It also moonlights as a location for Murray's Craft Brewing Co., where aficionados can sample house favourites like Whale Ale and Wild Thing.
The Anna Bay town centre is easy to get around on foot and you can stroll to a handful of local beaches in around 30 minutes. Rental cars let you explore the Hunter Region at your own pace. Anna Bay is around one hour from Newcastle and two hours from Sydney.
Anna Bay travel FAQs
What are the best hotels in Anna Bay?
Anna Bay is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Ocean Cottage at Birubi, which has a current rating of 9.8.