Attractions


Ramada Resort Shoal Bay boasts walking and cycling tracks, family friendly beaches and three national park surf beaches. For a more energetic outdoor experience, a paved pathway to the top of Mt Tomaree affords unparalleled views of Port Stephens, within a ten-minute stroll of Ramada Shoal Bay.

The Port Stephens–Great Lakes Marine Park is the largest in New South Wales with more than 160 resident dolphins and 7,000 humpback whales passing just off the headland on migration each year. Shoal Bay is situated in the greater Port Stephens region with a radiant waterway that is two-and-a-half times larger than Sydney Harbour. Visitors can explore the region by bike as Port Stephens has 24/7 automatic bike hire stations.

Other remarkable features include the largest continual moving sand mass in NSW, Stockton Beach, the renowned Hunter Valley winemaking region and the historic city of Newcastle. Pick your ideal adventure with our partners at Experience OZ and book online today!


Tomaree Mountain

Tomaree Mountain is only a short ten minute walk from the Resort. Tomaree Head is a short hike which will take you 161m above the Port Stephens entrance with exceptional views over the Port Stephens coastline. At the top of the headland you will be overlooking views of Zenith, Wreck & Box Beach, Yacaaba Head, Broughton & Fingal Island and Port Stephens Lighthouse.

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Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boarding is an exciting way to explore the coastal landscape of Shoal Bay. Paddle Port Stephens are located on-site and offer Paddle Board & Kayak hire (seasonally) for everyone from beginners to advanced paddlers.

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Whale/Dolphin Cruises

The best way to catch a glimpse of dolphins during your next trip to Port Stephens is on-board a cruise. Whale Watching is a popular attraction via either a cruise or from a headland in Tomaree National Park. You will be able to capture a glimpse of these magnificent creatures during the annual migration season between June and November.

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Sand Dunes

The Stockton Sand Dunes is a 15 minute drive from Shoal Bay. The Sand Dunes are located along 32km of picturesque beaches. Whether you are a thrill seeker or just want to relax and take in the view the Sand Dunes have something to offer everyone. The activities available can range from Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Camel Riding and Four Wheel Driving.

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LOCALITY AND ATTRACTIONS
Driving times are approximate
  • 25 minTomaree Mountain
  • 12 minPaddle Boarding
  • 5 minWhale/Dolphin Cruises
  • 45 minBirubi Beach