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Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia
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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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0.1 mi from city centre, Shoal Bay 
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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.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Shoal Bay:$117/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$45/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$81 - $159
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$100 - $138
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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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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$129
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About Shoal Bay

Located where the Karuah River meets the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Shoal Bay is the easternmost suburb of Port Stephens. It’s named after the sand shoals found throughout the area and is where you’ll find picturesque beaches and walking trails to explore within Tomaree National Park.

Things to do

Take in the sweeping coastal views from Mount Tomaree, reached along a one-kilometre-long summit walking trail. Soak up the panoramas across the Port Stephens entrance, with the opportunity to spot pods of dolphins and migrating whales below.

The area played a pivotal role in World War II, with an observation post and gun emplacements still visible from historic Fort Tomaree. Join a guided walking tour along original wartime patrol paths to witness the weapon pits and operation rooms, built to defend against the Japanese.

Scuba divers and snorkelers can explore below the water’s surface at nearby Broughton Island. Swim amidst colourful fish and grey nurse sharks, then visit the active colony of breeding wedge-tailed shearwaters at Little Poverty Beach.

A short drive from Shoal Bay takes you to the Stockton Sand Dunes, the largest sand dune system in Australia. Join a quad biking tour, go sandboarding down the dunes or explore the Worimi Conservation Lands by camel or horseback.

Getting around

Shoal Bay is located around 40 minutes’ drive east of the Newcastle Airport and 10 minutes from the centre of Port Stephens. The quiet residential streets and Tomaree National Park are easy to explore on foot, but having your own vehicle is best for visiting the surrounding sights.

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  • What are the best hotels in Shoal Bay?

    Shoal Bay is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Barrington, Unit 707/35-45 Shoal Bay Road, which has a current rating of 8.0. For other potential stays, consider Shoal Bay Country Club Penthouse with Views and Resort Facilities and Florida, 5/5 Lillian Street, which can also be great places to stay in Shoal Bay.