picture pretty , what a jewel of tourist marvels of Australia .Already in days of late xix century this picturesque area has drawn tourists and still does .
Visitors not in conventional sense of xxi century tourism . People who had common denominator with today’s tourist desires, such as simply just relax , see beauty , provide to their lives moments of unsurpssed experiences of being surrounded by nature with variety of visual , physical , emotional elements of human needs to make one relaxed and happy with life . Of course adventure of travel was always present here. When in 1880 wharf at Nelson Bay was build it drawn visitors from Newcastle and Sydney who travelled here by boats . Already pre WWI times of 1910 when Ocean Breeze guest house was build , the “Select Grand Ocean Excursion “ were very popular voyages provided by Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company. Of course overland travel was available too. Ferry from Newcastle to Stockton and through bush track to Salt Ash and boat to Tilligerry to reach vast waters of Port Stephens. These were the early days of travel to this area. In 1940,s first tar sealed road evolved as during WWII in Shoal Bay was joint American and Australian forces training and recreation base for the servicemen who were defending South Pacific from enemy expansion.
Port Stephens with its interesting history , natural beauty draws currently many visitors to its lovely beaches , calm waters for sailing and bush with Mt. Tomaree spectacular walks .On the blue sky one often sees sea eagles and pelicans soaring in the south Pacific winds, while the water of Port Stephens is the home to playful dolphins often seen in beautyful colours of magic sunsets. While walking in surrounding greenery one can meet friendly koala bear sitting and chewing on leaves of eucalyptus trees ,which are unique to provide these cuddly marsupials with their diet.
Just about 200 km from Sydney the area of Port Stephens awaits visitors . Be it Australians or overseas travellers ,place is relativly easy to reach . From Sydney train and bus using NSW TRAIN services gets one to Port Stephens. There are also airservices providing flights from Sydney to Williamtown airport . Sydney on other hand can be reached using LOT POLISH AIRLINES SERVICES via Warsaw to Tokyo , Seoul , Beijing and soon Singapore to connect with SINGAPORE AIRLINES services from Singapore to also great city to visit , being Sydney.
Port Stephens December 2017