Port Stephens

Events

Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** First held in 1994, the annual Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament is held at Port Stephens just outside peak holiday periods. This is a fishing tournament for small boat anglers of all ages and skill levels with a strong focus on family groups. The Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament is primarily for people who have never previously entered a fishing tournament (around 50 per cent each year). The format remains deliberately aimed at family groups and the Junior contingent is always strong and keenly contested. It is very easy to enter and enjoy with many species and lucky draw prizes to be won and you do not need to be a fishing club member. Despite the high angler numbers over the three days, there are very few (under 200) fish weighed in each year, with many of these released back into Port Stephens after the Event. This means that the Tournament is always welcome in the area because of its minimal impact on local fish stocks.

Start Date:
22/03/2019 View more details

The Swinging Sixties Show

Over 30 years, The Swinging Sixties have built a very strong reputation for their ability to engage their audience like no other group of its kind. This show takes this audience participation to yet another level. This highly entertaining non-stop two hour spectacular features around 40 hits from music's most exciting era, with 12-fully choreographed dance numbers featuring the gorgeous Sixties A Go Go Girls. Tickets are available from Club Reception or over the phone with a credit card.

Start Date:
23/03/2019 View more details

End of Summer Party at The Tavern

Join them to celebrate the last few days of Summer at The Tavern! Enjoy live music from Kylie Jane, playing 1pm – 6pm, lawn games in the beer garden for big and little kids alike, and hog roast rolls hot from the barbecue – until sold out. Their á la carte menu will be running between the usual times 12.30pm – 3pm and 5.30pm – 8.30pm. No bookings necessary.

Start Date:
24/03/2019 View more details

Sail Port Stephens

Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre hosted at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. The regatta offers great sailing for all classes of boats plus a dynamic social and entertainment program. Sail Port Stephens is one of the fastest growing regattas on the Australian calendar and becoming an internationally recognised yachting event. It's family friendly, affordable and fun! You can drive to Port Stephens from Sydney in less than three hours. Alternatively, fly from Melbourne or Queensland direct to Newcastle Airport. There's a wide range of accommodation available to suit any budget.

Start Date:
08/04/2019 View more details

Cinco de Mayo at Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens

Join them for a day like no other and celebrate their Cinco de Mayo take-over at Rick Stein at Bannisters Port Stephens. Feast on favourites from Rick’s latest book ‘Road to Mexico’ and experience the restaurant like never before – a casual affair, with live music, classic street food and great company! A one-off event not to be missed, bookings are essential.

Start Date:
05/05/2019 View more details

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour Soldiers Point

Hot on the trail of the Queen movie, Thomas Crane and Bohemian Rhapsody are back to tour in 2019 with their Greatest Hits tour. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, seen as the best Queen show in Australia if not the world, is bringing to Australia their new show, The Greatest Hits Tour. Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

Start Date:
11/05/2019 View more details

Step Back into King Street Heritage Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Step back in time and embrace the past. King Street, the original main street of Raymond Terrace in its heyday as a river port. is closed to traffic for the day so you can enjoy old fashioned activities, listen to acoustic music, marching bands, Morris Dancers, Irish dancers. Take part in simple old fashioned games for all ages. Dress up vintage and join the Best Hat or Bonnet parade, or enter the Market Place Majestic Beard competition. Also a Market Place Best Dressed Vintage Child. Local history groups will display information about the early days in the Lower Hunter and a display about serving in WW I. Relax and slow down to a simpler pace of life and try out knucklebones, quoits, writing with quills, bamboo pole fishing all for free. Food and stalls selling traditional wares are available.

Start Date:
18/05/2019 View more details

Port Stephens Triathlon Festival

Just a quick trip up the coast from Sydney, Port Stephens offers athletes a brilliant weekend destination and the bonus of a completely closed bike course. Get ready for some great racing action with Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint (Enticer) and Buddy Up events. Also calling all Super Heroes near and far! The battle this year will be fierce - let's see if any Superhero has the powers to rise above the TO's penalty box! Will it be Invisible Women; The Hulk; Batman; Batgirl; Thor; Xena Warrior Princess; Wonder Women; Superman; Buzz Lightyear or perhaps another dark force, just waiting to reveal their powers across the finish line? Enter now in the Port Stephens Super Sprint (Enticer) event and select the Superheroes category and may the force be with you! This is free for all participants who have paid in another event on the day- Standard or Sprint. Port Stephens is also the last race of the Triseries and final points are available for the pointscore.

Start Date:
18/05/2019 View more details

Love Sea Food

If you love food this one's for you. Head to glorious Port Stephens, two and a half hours north of Sydney in August for a month-long celebration of the fresh and delicious Port Stephens food and the fisherman and farmers who catch and harvest it from produce to plate. This August they will celebrate their coastal cuisine with signature dinners, lunch and dinner specials and a festival weekend featuring live cooking demonstrations, tastings, oyster tasting and shucking, educational talks and, kids’ activities and much more. Food-fans can partake in a foodie's weekend, put Love Sea Food in your diaries now.

Start Date:
01/08/2019 View more details

Tomaree Trail Run Festival

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 all new 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 you're a hard core trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in to the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone.

Start Date:
22/09/2019 View more details

Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival will also include a car display, live performances and entertainment, markets and food stalls with a children’s activity tent. Love oysters? Well you can compete in the annual oyster eating competition. Close to 180 people went into the draw for the competition last year. In heats of five people, competitors down a dozen oysters. The person with the fastest time goes into the final where they eat two dozen oysters. The person with the fastest time wins. Another big aspect of the festival is the woodchopping. More than 30 people took part in the woodchopping last year. The first woodchopping event of the day will be held at 10am. There will also be the great Karuah River Duck Race. Sponsor a duck and at a certain time during the day about 300 ducks are tipped off the Karuah Bridge. The first numbered duck to float across the finish line about 200 metres down the river wins.

Start Date:
19/10/2019 View more details

The Animals Australian Tour Shoal Bay

The Animals return this November bringing with them more than 50 years of iconic rhythm and blues rock. Founding member and drummer John Steel will be joined by Mick Gallagher, the bands original keyboardist, Danny Handley on guitar and vocals and Roberto Ruiz on bass and vocals, as they perform all the classic hits. ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘Boom Boom’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’, ‘I Put A Spell On You’, ‘Bring It On Home To Me’ and more.

Start Date:
13/11/2019 View more details