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Salamander Bay, NSW, Australia
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Discover well-known properties in Salamander Bay that are favored by visitors more than others. There are 152 hotels in Salamander Bay and price data was last updated on June 21, 2024. The average price for a hotel in Salamander Bay is $159/night.
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265 Sandy Point Road, Salamander Bay, NSW, Australia
Featuring outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and a Jacuzzi, Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort is located in Corlette and provides modern accommodation. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.0
Excellent
4573 reviews
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0.3 mi from city centre

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Salamander Bay:$159/night
Cheapest price found:$94/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$97 - $433
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$116 - $450
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Where to stay in Salamander Bay

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About Salamander Bay

Located where the Karuah River meets the Pacific Ocean, Salamander Bay is a coastal suburb of Port Stephens. It is named after a Third Fleet convict ship that entered Port Stephens in 1791. Originally home to the Worimi people, the area was settled by Captain William Cromarty in 1829 after he was granted land by NSW Governor Ralph Darling.

Things to do in Salamander Bay

Spend a day relaxing on beautiful Wanda Beach, which is a popular spot to swim in the hot, summer months. Kids can enjoy a run around in the children’s playground of George Reserve while parents prepare lunch on the barbecues. In the afternoon, embark on a short walk to Wanda Wanda Head, which offers panoramic views across the Karuah River.

For a longer walk, follow the Mariners Walk Heritage Trail, which is dotted with interpretive panels detailing the maritime history of the area. It stretches the length of Soldiers Point and Salamander Bay and highlights the role of Captain Cook and the HMS Beagle in the charting of Port Stephens. Learn about the naval history of Salamander Bay and Captain William Cromarty, whose descendants still occupy the area today.

Keen golfers can enjoy a round on the Horizons Golf Course, which is ranked among the Top 100 courses in Australia. Its 18 holes are nestled amongst scenic bushland and wetlands that attract a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas and native birds. After your game, you can grab lunch at the small cafe located inside the clubhouse.

Getting around Salamander Bay

Salamander Bay is around an hour’s drive from Newcastle and just 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport, which has flights to destinations across Australia. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting to Salamander Bay and exploring the surrounding area.

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  • What is the best place in Salamander Bay for bars and restaurants?

    When looking for great deals on accommodation in Salamander Bay, you’ll want to be able to easily get to the best bars and restaurants in the area. Check out places to stay such as The Foreshore; this waterfront house is very close to Soldiers Point Road, which has great eateries like Cartel Pizza Co, Sunan Thai and Oceanic Restaurant. Alternatively, Corlette Point has The Wild Herring and Sanook Thai Restaurant, which are close to The Anchorage Port Stephens Hotel. When it comes to bars, Terrace Bar, Cheeky Dog and Laguna Blu Bar & Dining are well worth checking out.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Salamander Bay?

    Should you be searching for places to visit in New South Wales with your family, the area of Port Stephens is a great place to start. When it comes to Salamander Bay hotels, you’ll find that The Landmark Nelson Bay and Marina Resort are great for families. When it comes to family activities and great places for your children to enjoy, the area of Salamander Bay and Nelson Bay have plenty. You can enjoy sand boarding at Birubi Beach, the family entertainment venue at Toboggan Hill Park, SPLASH Waterpark and Super Strike Bowling Alley near Salamander Square. If you want to try your hand at mini-golf or hit some balls in the baseball cage, then get down to David Grahams Golf Complex, while to experience the local wildlife, Oakvale Wildlife Park is a great place for the family to enjoy.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Salamander Bay?

    If you’re interested in knowing about things to do in Salamander Bay, then you’ll want to be staying in a hotel close to all the action, ensuring you don’t have to travel too far to get to popular places. Hotels in Salamander Bay such as Corlette Retreat provide a great base to stay between Salamander Bay and Corlette Point. From here, you can enjoy great views of the bay, with George Reserve and Mambo Wetlands Reserve in particular being nice spots to enjoy the view. If you’re a fan of golf, you can play a few rounds at Horizons Golf Resort. You can also go for some wine tasting at the local winery, Tynan Wines, taking a guided tour while you’re there.

  • How do you get to Salamander Bay from Port Stephens city centre?

    If you want to check out what Port Stephens has to offer as well as nearby Nelson Bay, you can reach Salamander Bay by local bus, which is very cheap and doesn’t take long in terms of journey time. You can catch the No.133 bus from Corlette Point, arriving in Salamander Bay not long afterwards. Alternatively, taxi services are readily available in the area, with charges costing a little more and the journey times being shorter. If you’re the active type and have plenty of time on your hands, you can even walk the distance along the coastline, and this should take just under an hour. For Salamander Bay accommodation close to Port Stephens, one should check out Maison De La Mer, on Mulubinda Parade.

  • What are the best hotels in Salamander Bay?

    4,573 reviews rated Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort with an average score of 8.0/10. It may also be worth looking into the On the Beach Getaway, which received a rating of 8.9/10 from 27 reviews. Salamander Bay Bed And Breakfast could also be a good option, with a score of 9.8/10 from 87 reviews.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a hotel in Salamander Bay?

    The cheapest month to book a hotel in Salamander Bay is May ($97). Conversely, the most expensive month to stay in Salamander Bay is January ($433).

  • What is the cheapest day to book a hotel in Salamander Bay?

    The cheapest day to stay in Salamander Bay is Thursday ($116). On the other hand, travelers can expect to pay the most on Monday, when the average nightly price is $450.

  • What are some other cities to stay in when visiting New South Wales?

    In addition to Salamander Bay, travelers opt to visit Sydney when visiting New South Wales. Coffs Harbour is also a popular choice to visit.

  • How many hotels are there in Salamander Bay?

    In total, there are 152 hotels to choose from in Salamander Bay, compared to 36,647 properties in New South Wales.

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