Port Stephens Game Fishing Club Billfish Tournament – 2019 @ Weighing Station, Public Wharf, Nelson Bay.
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
Port Stephens Game Fishing Club Interclub Game Fishing Tournament – 2019 @ Weighing Station, Public Wharf, Nelson Bay.
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day
Trailerboat Sportsfishing Tournament – 2019 @ Nelson Bay Boat Harbour
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

Held each year with up to 1500 competitors and 500 boats competing for around $100,000 in species and lucky draw prizes.

ANZAC Day Services 2019 @ Apex Park, Nelson Bay
Apr 25 all-day

5.30am  Assemble at Apex Park in Nelson Bay CBD


5.40am Dawn Service in Apex Park followed by breakfast at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers

10.30am Assemble at Nelson Bay Bowling Club for

10.40am Main march to Apex Park.

10.50am  at Apex Park

Noon. Luncheon at Diggers for sub-branch members, uniformed personnel and partners.

Happy Mothers Day 2019
May 13 all-day

Happy Mothers day.  Looking for something extra special this year.  Why not surprise and delight your Mum with a weekend stay in Treehouse.  With the cooler weather almost upon us treat her to evenings beside the fireplace with a glass of wine in our Bush Spa Cottage after a day of watching whales.  We can provide customised “Gift Certificates” to your choice.

Port Stephens Triathlon Festival 2019 @ One Mile Beach
May 18 all-day


Wanderers Retreat is located only 400 metres from One Mile Beach where the Tri Port Stephens Triathlon Festival’s starting line.  The 10km run passes our front door.

Whether you’re a spectator or an athlete come stay with us and walk directly to the event.  No parking problems.  Book early as accommodation fills fast for this major event.

The Tri Port Stephens Triathlon Festival features is a 1.5/40/10 standard distance triathlon as well as shorter options for novices and juniors.   The 1.5km swim leg will be held at the southern end of One Mile Beach. Despite being an open water swim, the waters are usually calm and protected.  The 40km cycle leg consists of a three lap flat to undulating ride and the 10km run consists of a three lap course.

Right at our front door.  Come stay with us …

Whale Watching Season 2019 – Official Launch @ Nelson Bay Boat Harbour
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Due to rough seas the official “Launch of the Whale Watching Season and Naturefest Port Stephens have been deferred from the 1st July to 6th July.  Commencing at 9am on the Nelson Bay Waterfront, followed by boarding of vessels for the first whale watching cruise of the day. To book for a Whale Watch Cruise you can contact either Imagine Cruises or Moonshadow- TQC Cruises.

Blue Water Country Music Festival 2019
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

Port Stephens NSW will again host the Bluewater Country Music Festival this June Long weekend

This Festival commenced in 2006, promises to feature exciting new gigs at over 20 venues. The festival not only features established Australian Country Music artists, but also young new talent, as well as a Bush Poet program.

Nelson Bay provides a unique seaside setting for the Festival embracing the June long weekend. Activities include a line dancing program as well as demonstrations and competitions. Also there will be a range of “Country Music and Bush Poet Cruises” which will be on the beautiful bay of Port Stephens. It truly brings the best of the “Country to the Coast”. The Program will be available on the website approximately 2 weeks before the weekend.

Naturefest Port Stephens 2019 – The Human Whale @ fingal beach
Jul 14 all-day

The Human Whale Fingal Beach, Marine Drive, Fingal Bay.  To celebrate the whale watch season in Port Stephens, holiday visitors and locals alike are invited to help form the shape of a giant human whale on Shoal Bay Beach.