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Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
8.0 Excellent
35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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1.4 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 2,721 reviews
8.0

Featuring an indoor pool, this comfortable hotel is a short car trip from Nelson Bay. It also offers free public parking on site and is within a 10-minute drive of Nelson Head Light.

Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens
Boathouse Resort Tea Gardens
8.4 Excellent
21-23 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia
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3.7 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 827 reviews
8.4

Featuring a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and a sauna, Boathouse Resort Water Front is situated in Tea Gardens and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

Mantra Nelson Bay
Mantra Nelson Bay
8.1 Excellent
1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.7 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 1,297 reviews
8.1

This modern resort in Nelson Bay provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a coffee bar. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Anchorage Port Stephens
Anchorage Port Stephens
9.1 Excellent
Corlette Point Road, Corlette, NSW, Australia
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2.7 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 1,491 reviews
9.1

This relaxed hotel in Corlette provides free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a sauna. It also offers free public parking on site and is a short car trip from Nelson Head Light.

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake
Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake
8.0 Excellent
2259 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, NSW, Australia
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25.3 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 1,509 reviews
8.0

Sir Francis Drake is located in Heatherbrae and offers outdoor tennis courts. It features an outdoor pool, on-site parking and wireless internet access.

Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
8.0 Excellent
Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 568 reviews
8.0

Nelson Bay Breeze provides a comfortable setting in Nelson Bay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It features comfortable apartments with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

Riverside Motel
Riverside Motel
8.4 Excellent
428 Tarean Road, Karuah, NSW, Australia
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11.6 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 226 reviews
8.4

Riverside Motel Karuah is located in Karuah and offers free Wi-Fi. The multiple amenities this art deco motel has to offer include an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a coffee bar.

Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach
Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach
8.8 Excellent
Hawks Nest, NSW, Australia
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3.0 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 77 reviews
8.8

Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach is located in Hawks Nest and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a terrace and luggage storage.

The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
8.2 Excellent
61a Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.8 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 1,864 reviews
8.2

Situated in Nelson Bay, Landmark Resort is within a 35-minute drive of Newcastle Airport and offers a sauna, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Gateway Lifestyle Birubi Beach
Gateway Lifestyle Birubi Beach
8.3 Excellent
Taylors Beach, NSW, Australia
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6.1 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 
ExcellentBased on 507 reviews
8.3

Situated in Anna Bay, Birubi Beach Holiday Park is an easy drive from Nelson Bay and offers an outdoor pool. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Nelson Bay:$104/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$60/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$71 - $189
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$72 - $136
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The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
8.2 Excellent
61a Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.8 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 

Situated in Nelson Bay, Landmark Resort is within a 35-minute drive of Newcastle Airport and offers a sauna, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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Amarna Luxury Beach Resort
Amarna Luxury Beach Resort
9.4 Excellent
16 Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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1.0 mi from city centre, Nelson Bay 

This comfortable resort in Nelson Bay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a sun deck. It is ideally located for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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Peninsula Nelson Bay
Peninsula Nelson Bay
7.2 Good
52 Shoal Bay Road, Taylors Beach, NSW, Australia
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5.8 mi from city centre, Taylors Beach 

Peninsula Nelson Bay offers a comfortable setting in Nelson Bay and has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and complimentary private parking. It also features a concierge, limited hours room service and laundry facilities.

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Gateway Lifestyle Birubi Beach
Gateway Lifestyle Birubi Beach
8.3 Excellent
Taylors Beach, NSW, Australia
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2.3 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Anna Bay, Birubi Beach Holiday Park is an easy drive from Nelson Bay and offers an outdoor pool. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

$75
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Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock
Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock
7.9 Good
554 Gan Gan Road, Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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4.1 mi from city centre,  

Within a 30-minute car ride of Newcastle Airport, Middle Rock Holiday Resort provides a saltwater swimming pool and free wireless internet. It also features a kids pool, a cricket pitch and water slides.

$76
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Riverside Motel
Riverside Motel
8.4 Excellent
428 Tarean Road, Karuah, NSW, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Riverside Motel Karuah is located in Karuah and offers free Wi-Fi. The multiple amenities this art deco motel has to offer include an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a coffee bar.

$79
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Samurai Beach Bungalows - Port Stephens Yha
Samurai Beach Bungalows - Port Stephens Yha
8.6 Excellent
2 Robert Connell Close, (Cnr of Frost Road and Connell Close) Anna Bay, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
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4.1 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hostel in Anna Bay offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a library. It also features laundry facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage.

$79
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Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach
Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach
8.8 Excellent
Hawks Nest, NSW, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach is located in Hawks Nest and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a terrace and luggage storage.

$88
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Fingal Bay Holiday Park
Fingal Bay Holiday Park
8.9 Excellent
Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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1.9 mi from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is located in Fingal Bay and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides luggage storage, a playground and a tour desk.

$88
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Shoal Bay Holiday Park
Shoal Bay Holiday Park
9.1 Excellent
Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable property in Shoal Bay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally located for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$90
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Peninsula Nelson Bay
Peninsula Nelson Bay
7.2 Good
52 Shoal Bay Road, Taylors Beach, NSW, Australia
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5.8 mi from city centre,  

Peninsula Nelson Bay offers a comfortable setting in Nelson Bay and has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and complimentary private parking. It also features a concierge, limited hours room service and laundry facilities.

$95
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Hotel prices in Nelson Bay

3 stars

$76 - $116

Corlette Palms Motor Inn

#1 Most popular

$114
Avg. per night
Motto Farm Motel

#2 Most popular

$116
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Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock
$76
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4 stars +

$95 - $368

Hotel Nelson

#1 Most popular

Hotel Nelson
8.8 Excellent
$129
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The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay

#2 Most popular

$119
Avg. per night
Peninsula Nelson Bay

Best value

$95
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Where to stay in Nelson Bay

About Nelson Bay

Just a little over two hours north of Sydney, on the southern shores of Port Stephens, sits the holiday town of Nelson Bay. With expansive white sand beaches and water sports to boot this picturesque town is a water lovers paradise.

Things to do

The beach is a hub of activity, where visitors can enjoy an array of water based excursions including scuba diving, surfing and snorkelling. For those wanting to venture further, Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park is bustling with diverse marine life and sits just an hour’s drive north of the Bay. Here you can enjoy whale watching tours, swimming with dolphins and kayaking in the waters that surround the park’s shores.

When it comes to entertaining the kids, why not pay a visit to Toboggan Hill Park, an adventure park set amongst natural bush. Thanks to an array of both indoor and outdoor activities the park is open year round. Spend hours tobogganing down winding tracks, getting lost in the giant maze or showing off your competitive side over a game of mini golf.

After a day packed with outdoor pursuits, take the time to pause and reflect in the surrounding landscape. For the best views over Nelson Bay and Port Stephens, head up to the Gan Gan Hill Lookout point which sits just a 10 minutes’ drive from the bay or, alternatively, an hour’s walk.

Come evening, head into D’Albora Marina, the home of luxury yachts, fine dining and live music. This modern marina comes alive as night falls and with it being only a 12-minute walk from the bay, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails late after dark.

Getting around

Exploring Nelson’s Bay on foot is an excellent option, but bike hire is also available for those itching for some extra speed. Whether you’re strolling down Victoria Parade exploring souvenir shops or biking up to Tomaree National Park, Nelson’s Bay is a little town with a lot to offer.

Nelson Bay travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Nelson Bay?

    Hotel Nelson (8.8/10 from 2,016 reviews), The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay (8.2/10 from 1,864 reviews), and Admiral Nelson Motor Inn (8.6/10 from 769 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Nelson Bay.