Where to stay around Shoal Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,567 holiday lettings near Shoal Bay. From 750 apartments to 653 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shoal Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shoal Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Shoal Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port Stephens Winery: 1,661 holiday lettings
  • Oakvale Farm and Fauna World: 1,685 holiday lettings
  • Point Stephens Lighthouse: 1,573 holiday lettings
  • Winda Woppa Reserve: 1,574 holiday lettings
  • Murray's Craft Brewing Co: 1,660 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Shoal Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Shoal Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 750 apartments in Shoal Bay. Our other popular types of Shoal Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 653 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shoal Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 356 holiday homes with pool available in Shoal Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A holiday rental home in Shoal Bay, New South Wales is a wonderful choice for your next breakaway to Australia

    There are many good reasons to choose Shoal Bay for your next breakaway. Gorgeous beaches, lovely weather, friendly people and a long list of activities and attractions are just a few of those reasons. A holiday rental home in Shoal Bay will put you close to all the best this area has to offer. You may be just steps from the shore, and you are sure to feel right at home.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Shoal Bay, New South Wales

    Shoal Bay is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches that you will ever see. Long stretches of super soft sand leads to water that is impossibly blue and always warm. Enjoy swimming or just relaxing on the shore. Surfing is very popular here, and there are a number of surf schools where you can hone your skills. If you holiday to Shoal Bay between June and mid-November you can witness an incredible site as 6000 whales migrate through the waters. It is quite common to see dolphins and whales from shore, but dolphin and whale watching boat trips are also offered. Hiking, fishing, boating and cycling are also popular in the area.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Shoal Bay, New South Wales

    Many of the most popular places to visit in and near Shoal Bay allow you to spend time in the out of doors. Visit the sand dunes and ride up the dunes on quad bikes. Many businesses offer this type of activity. Four-wheel drive tours are available at various spots as well. Tomaree Head is a lovely nature and wildlife preserve. Explore this attraction and try to spot some of the creatures that make their home here. Koala spotting is certainly high on the list of many visitors to Shoal Bay, and there are plenty of places nearby to do this. Visit some of the art galleries to see the works of local artists and find a new piece for your own collection.

    Weather in Shoal Bay, New South Wales

    The weather in Shoal Bay is typically mild, although there are variations in the temperatures based on the season. From September through April, you should expect average low temperatures of 12° to 19° C and average high temperatures of 22° to 26° C. From May through August, the average lows are between 8° and 12° C and the average highs are 18° to 20° C. There is between 6 and 10 rainy days per month.

    Travel to Shoal Bay, New South Wales

    The nearest airport to Shoal Bay is Darwin International Airport (DRW), located 28 km away. You will need a car for use during your stay.

    Activities and attractions in Shoal Bay

    Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Shoal Bay has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Nelson Bay Golf Club (2 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Hawks Nest Golf Club (3.7 mi / 6 km)
    • Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters (11 mi / 17.6 km)
    • Port Stephens Winery (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
    • Karuah and District Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24 km)
    • Oakvale Farm and Fauna World (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)

    Seasonal weather in Shoal Bay

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Shoal Bay

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Shoal Bay is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Mount Tomaree (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Nelson Head Lighthouse (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Fly Point Marine Reserve (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Tomaree National Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
    • Dutchies Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
    • Gan Gan Hill Lookout (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)