“The Whales have started”
May 15 – Nov 15 all-day

From May to November is whale-watching season.

Early sightings of whales off Port Stephens started from the 29th of April.   Come stay with us and take advantage of our 15% discounts for whale watching cruises.  Pre-season cruises commenced from Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Experience one of the great natural wonders of the world, the annual migration of majestic whales along the spectacular coast of Port Stephens.   Spot these magnificent marine mammals from the near by headland at Boat Harbour where the whales come in close to the shoreline.  Or get up close on a special boat cruise.

Come stay with us.  Our Bush Spa Cottage and Beach Spa House now have a gas fired log fireplace.  Ideal for the cosy couples or family getaways.  Relax and cozy up by the fire in the evening and reflex on an enjoyable day of whale watching.

Clans of the Coast 2019 @ Tomaree Sports Complex
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


The Clans On The Coast Festival is a fun filled event where everyone is encouraged to participate in all events and frivolities.  Everyone is welcome.

Their Celtic festival is held in the Port Stephens Region at the entrance to Nelson Bay.

A Celtic celebration, everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Food Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Celtic Choir, Dog Parade, Vanguard Medieval Fighting Demonstrations and more.

Tomaree Trail Run Festival 2019 @ Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
Sep 22 all-day

Join us for some of the most scenic and challenging trail run courses found anywhere in Australia.

Cash prise pool.  Marathon | 11.5k | 6k | Kids Mud Rats

The Tomaree Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in Fingal Bay the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

So whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone at Trail Run Australia Tomaree.

Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro 2019 @ One Mile & Birubi Beaches's
Nov 8 – Nov 11 all-day
Port Stephens NSW Woman’s Pro- QS6000
The NSW Pro is a QS6000 event for women.   It is the last event on the qualifying circuit calendar for women, making it a must-win for those on the cusp of breaking on to the championship tour (CT).
Port Stephens NSW Mens QS1000

Flowing on from the Phillip Island Pro in Victoria this Mens QS1000 links up nicely for surfers to gain seeding points for the 2018 season.

The event is held right next door to Wanderers Retreat.  Come stay with us…

Foot Golf 2019 Asia Cup @ Horizon Golf Resort
Nov 18 – Nov 22 all-day

The Asia Cup will see the best FootGolf talent in the Asia Pacific region on display, with a chance for our Australian players to show their skills on home turf. There will be around 150 players from over 10 countries.

Players will be competing for individual honours and in a team event covering Mens, Ladies and Seniors divisions. Number 1 Ranked FootGolf player in the World Martias Perrone has also been announced as the Tournament Director.

This will be a spectator event and a great way to see FootGolf at it’s best. In line with the Asia Cup, we will also be hosting a series of clinics for children and adults during the week. Definitely a week to mark in the dairy as there will be plenty of opportunities to be involved or watch the event.

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of football (soccer) and golf. The game is played on a golf course, using a regulation #5 football which is kicked into 52 cm diameter holes. The rules largely correspond with those of golf.

Carols Under The Stars @ Gateway Family Church,
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This year’s event will feature the very popular camel rides, face painting, two free jumping castles and other kid’s activities. The Carols and Nativity Play include real camels, donkeys and sheep.

Festivities at 5.30pm with live performances from local musicians, as well as lots of activities and great food for all the family. The highlight of the evening, the Carols and Nativity Play, will begin at 7.30pm.

New Years Eve Fireworks @ d'Albora Marinas
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fireworks at 9pm (only) at d’Albora Marinas. Live bands, entertainment.

New Years Day Celebrations 2020 @ Nelson Bay Marina
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrations begin at 9am with Parade to Fly Point where celebrations continue until 4pm.