Best winter getaways from Sydney
UNWINTER IN PORT STEPHENS
The only blues you’ll find here are the brilliant blue skies, sparkling blue bays, fresh blue swimmer crabs and the
sounds of twelve bar blues! We have the best winter getaways from Sydney for you.
Shake off the winter blues and escape to Port Stephens
Winter is the ideal time to experience the flavors of our coastal road food trail, with many of the locally grown specialities coming into peak season.
It’s the season for celebrating our love of seafood, right at the source, in the company of growers and local food legends at the Love Seafood festival. This is an opportunity to enjoy relaxed eateries with fresh-local-produce-driven menus and spectacular vistas, without jostling for a table.
There’s a lot to love about Port Stephens in any season
- pristine beaches
- whales and dolphins
- bush walking
- fine dining
- fresh produce
- wineries and breweries
- sliding down sand dunes
- horse riding
- waterfront dining
- spectacular sunsets
- great service and friendly people
Mother nature puts on some of her most spectacular displays
- The great migration of some 25,000 humpback whales through the port
- A vast lunar landscape of the world’s largest moving dunes to be conquered
- Our 98,000 hectare marine park to be explored
- Hundreds of walking, hiking and mountain hiking trails through Tomaree National Park
Break away from the bitumen and get moving on your adventure must-do list is a rewarding alternative to hibernation, within easy reach this winter!
Snap up a great value seasonal deal from The Retreat and make winter your season of discovery with a gourmet getaway, a rejuvenating nature break or an invigorating adventure escape to Port Stephens.
How to find us
We are pleasant 2 ½ hour drive from Sydney or a short flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Dubbo and the Gold Coast.