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Sebastapol, 4/66 Thurlow Avenue - Great Little Unit
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1.09 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Best location, lovely apartment

"The location is truly amazing, right on the beautiful Dutchies Beach. The apartment has everything you need (apart from wifi and a smart TV). We would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Sebastapol, 4/66 Thurlow Avenue - Great Little Unit
Cleo- Pet friendly, Nelson Bay family home
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0.32 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
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"Everything as describe. Great location and accomodation, modern and clean."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Cleo- Pet friendly, Nelson Bay family home
Right Across From The Beach!
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1.42 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
EXCELLENT LOCATION

"The Accommodation is very convenient to everything. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Right Across From The Beach!
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A modern, spacious apartment just 100 metres from Nelson Bay.
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1.08 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Oasis Laman Street

"Overall very easy booking process and key collection. I did email a question about the size of the security garage but didn’t get a response and unfortunately our vehicle did not fit in the garage. Location fabulous. Linen packs great idea. A great weekend was had ."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

A modern, spacious apartment just 100 metres from Nelson Bay.
Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
16-18 Gowrie Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW
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1.74 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (337 reviews)

"Very clean and quiet. Close to restaurants and club."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
Mantra Nelson Bay
4.5 out of 5
1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is $336 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
0.87 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,174 reviews)

"Heated outdoor pool, close to main centre, restaurants and cafe’s."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Mantra Nelson Bay
Albacore 7, 12 Ondine Close, Waterfront Unit With
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2.03 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
very good experience. thank you Stayz

"very satisfying."…"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

Albacore 7, 12 Ondine Close, Waterfront Unit With
Tomaree Townhouse, 5/26-28 Tomaree Street - Large air Conditioned Townhouse & WIF
4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Local to all sights

"We really enjoyed our stay. It was quite humid during the week we stayed so the air conditioners both downstairs and upstairs helped a lot. There was creepy noises at night coming from downstairs which was weird but other than that we loved that it was close to everywhere."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Tomaree Townhouse, 5/26-28 Tomaree Street - Large air Conditioned Townhouse & WIF
Fiddlers Green, 1/62 Magnus Street - Ground Floor Unit Close to CBD
Positioned opposite Nelson Bay waterfront!
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1.18 mi from city center
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
The Position of property was good

"The Furniture was too old like Tv , and Fridge and there was no Wi-Fi Internet."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Positioned opposite Nelson Bay waterfront!
Renovated, close to town and the beach, boat parking.
Halifax Holiday Park
4 out of 5
5 Beach Road, Little Beach, Nelson Bay, NSW
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2.04 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (209 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay here it was close to the beach which was convenient especially when you have kids. The cabin is outdated and needs to be upgraded. Otherwise overall it was good"…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Halifax Holiday Park
Ocean Shores, Unit 7/27 Weatherly Close
3.5 out of 5
Unit 7/27 Weatherly Close, Nelson Bay, NSW
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2.06 mi from city center
2.8/5 (6 reviews)

"Very unclean. Photos were not the apartment we stayed in."…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Ocean Shores, Unit 7/27 Weatherly Close
Hotel Nelson
4 out of 5
1 Government Road, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is $119 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
1.06 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"everything is great, especially the location! recommend it!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hotel Nelson
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is $130 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
0.82 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"The room, kitchen, living room, bathroom and balcony were very spacious. Beautiful view."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
Beaches Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
12 Gowrie Avenue, Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is $133 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
1.79 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (266 reviews)

"The Pool was a perfect size for the kids not to big or deep , the rooms were spacious and clean . Will be back for more . 10 out of 10"…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2020

Beaches Serviced Apartments
Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
4 out of 5
20 Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $146 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
0.84 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (902 reviews)

"Expedia offered best price for such great accommodation. Our 2 bedroom apartment was newly refurbished ABD we we were close to everything we needed - walking distance. Staff were cheerful and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
Beachfront Shoal Bay
3.5 out of 5
Radburn Unit No. 2, 17 Ondine Close, Nelson Bay, NSW
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2.02 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Convenient

"The property is well located. It is convenient to various tour attractions and dining areas. The Shoal Bay beach is just behind the unit for a quick swim or a walk along the beach. The unit has its charm, but it also needs some minor maintenance for the exhaust fan and shower."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Beachfront Shoal Bay
Amore At The Beach
4 out of 5
58 Thurlow Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is $126 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
1.1 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (472 reviews)

"Great view nice apartment.close to beach. Spiral staircase not great."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Amore At The Beach
Port Stephens Motel
3 out of 5
44 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
1.31 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (248 reviews)

"Room very clean, motel in a convenient location. On site parking, quiet location."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

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Visiting Nelson Bay

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Nelson Bay, and visitors give high marks for the bustling marina. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its spas and golf courses.

  • You'll find 731 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Port Stephens
  • The closest major airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), 18 mi (29 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Nelson Bay

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Gan Gan Hill Lookout, Dutchies Beach, and Toboggan Hill Park. Exploring the waterfront, golfing, and whale watching are top activities, while sights to visit include Nelson Bay Golf Club and d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Tomaree National Park and Fly Point Marine Reserve.

In Nelson Bay, there are 319 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Bali at the Bay - With a stay at this 4.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a spa tub, along with a private spa tub. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale.
  • Nelson Bay Bed & Breakfast - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms at this B&B. With a stay at this 4.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Halifax Holiday Park - With a stay at this 4-star campground, guests can enjoy access to a café and self-service laundry, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its beach locale and overall value.

Dressing for Nelson Bay

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 60°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 75°F, while the average at night is 47°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 71°F with nighttime averages of 46°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 80°F and nighttime averages of 53°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Nelson Bay is 1.30 inches
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 80°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 47°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Nelson Bay?
Nelson Bay Bed & Breakfast is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on reviews include Hotel Nelson and Admiral Nelson Motor Inn.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nelson Bay, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Nelson Bay.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Nelson Bay?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Nelson Bay, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Nelson Bay?
Based on reviews, Seabreeze Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Marina Resort and Port Stephens Motel.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Nelson Bay?
Marina Resort is a top 4-star property on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay is another choice for your kid-friendly vacation. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Fly Point Marine Reserve.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Nelson Bay?
Nelson Bay Bed & Breakfast is a favorite 4.5-star B&B for couples, and features pillowtop beds and private balconies. Another choice for a romantic stay is Hotel Nelson.
What are some accommodations with pools in Nelson Bay?
Bay Parklands, Unit 65/2 Gowrie Avenue is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Ondine Close, Unit 5/12 Albacore and Nicholli, Bay Parklands, Unit 30/2 Gowrie Ave.
What is the best spa hotel in Nelson Bay?
Bali in Broughton is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Spend a relaxing afternoon in the spa tub, sauna, and steam room. Other popular spa hotels in Nelson Bay include Marina Resort and Peninsula Nelson Bay.
What is the best accommodation for staying close to Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD)?
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel is a popular 4-star hotel featuring 2 bars and a restaurant. It’s located a short 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport. Other options near the airport are ibis budget Sydney Airport and Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport.
How is it to stay in Nelson Bay?
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Nelson Bay, and visitors give high marks for the bustling marina. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its spas and golf courses. In Nelson Bay, there are 690 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Nelson Bay?
The natural setting is picturesque, namely the stunning beaches, and these places to see: Tomaree National Park, Dutchmans Beach, and Gan Gan Hill Lookout. Exploring the waterfront is just one of the top activities, while d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay and Nelson Bay Golf Club are sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are West Nelson Bay and Toboggan Hill Park.
What's the seasonal weather like in Nelson Bay?
The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 72°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 56°F. Average annual precipitation for Nelson Bay is 38 inches.

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