Port Stephens

Events

Sail Port Stephens

Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the pristine 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 vibrant social and entertainment program. 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

Three day Photography Tour Birubi Beach

Get back to nature on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter. On this photography getaway you will visit Birubi Beach, a beautiful beach near Anna Bay village in Port Stephens. From Thursday night to Saturday morning, under Alfonso's guidance, you will shoot astrophotography, seascapes and sand dunes at various locations along the coastline. During the tour you will spend a few hours per day walking on uneven surfaces so a moderate level of fitness is recommended. The workshop includes a total of 15 hours of photography direction. This includes: Day One - 2.5 hours shooting sunset/astrophotography Day Two - 2.5 hours shooting dawn/sunrise Day Two - 2.5 hours editing photos after breakfast Day Two - 2.5 shooting sunset/astrophotography Day Three - 2.5 hours shooting dawn/sunrise Day Three - 2.5 hours editing photos after breakfast See more details at the booking link

Start Date:
01/08/2019 View more details

Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

The renowned Port Stephens events, Love Sea Food and Tastes of the Bay, have joined in 2019 to create one of the biggest events on the winter calendar. When it comes to seafood in Port Stephens both residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice. From fish, prawns and oysters to crabs, lobsters, and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region. This August they will celebrate their coastal cuisine with a Gala Dinner, Seafood Lunch and Dinner specials, cooking classes and the finale event of the month-long celebration, the Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens festival weekend.

Start Date:
01/08/2019 View more details

TreX Cross Triathlon Series | Port Stephens

TreX Port Stephens is based in beautiful Fingal Bay and Tomaree National Park. The area boasts some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches and scenic, rugged coastlines and provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of off road action. TreX is coupled with Trail Run Australia Tomaree on Sunday which includes events for all comers so you can spend the entire weekend experiencing this stunning Australian beach front destination. TreX Port Stephens features a sea swim in beautiful Fingal bay followed by a Euro-style mountain bike course in Tomaree national park and a spectacular trail run along scenic coastal paths, where whales and dolphins abound. This course is set to establish itself as a true gem of the TreX Series. Couple that with Triathlon, AquaBike and Duathlon options and Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids courses and there’s something for everyone no matter what your age, fitness level or ability The Port Stephens Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress Challenge includes a combination of both events across the two days in the Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude Challenge.

Start Date:
21/09/2019 View more details

Trail Run Australia | Tomaree

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

Melinda Schneider: A Farewell To Doris Day Soldiers Point

Following the recent passing of the legendary Doris Day, acclaimed Australian singer Melinda Schneider pays tribute to her childhood idol in A Farewell To Doris, performing all of Doris’ timeless hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Sentimental Journey, Everybody Loves a Lover and Secret Love, backed by the wonderful Young At Heart Orchestra. A nostalgic concert celebration of a remarkable life.

Start Date:
03/11/2019 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

Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament

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. Seeing three generations enjoying a weekend away at magical Port Stephens is not uncommon. 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 14 eligible species and loads of lucky draw prizes to be won. 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 during and 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:
03/04/2020 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 and Super Sprint events.

Start Date:
09/05/2020 View more details