10 reasons why you should put Port Stephens on your travel list this spring

Located in the southern pocket of Port Stephens, One Mile Beach offers an ultimate beachfront location within easy reach of Shoal Bay, Salamander Bay and Soldier’s Point. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should put a sun, sand and surf holiday at One Mile Beach this spring.  

One | It’s only three hours’ drive from Sydney 

Who wants to waste their precious holiday hours soaking up the sun, with a long commute to get there? Not Us. 

Just pack the car, prepare your Spotify playlist and in three hours’ drive from central Sydney, you can put down the trailer legs, secure the tent pegs in the ground or collect your keys to your cabin and check into Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach 

Two | There is only a sand dune separating you from the beach 

For a true beachfront experience with five beach access pointsyou’ll want to book a luxury beachfront cabin for your stay at One Mile Beach for mere footsteps from your accommodation and the sand. 

If you are happy to forgo the sounds of waves crashing while you lay in bed and a slightly longer stroll to feel the sand between your toesbook one of the basic cabins or powered sites (with or without ensuites) which are suitable for both caravans and tents.  

Three | There are 26 beaches to choose from 

While you’re spoilt with One Mile Beach all but a hop, skip and a jump from the holiday park grounds, it doesn’t mean you need to spend all day, every day at the one location. 

With 26 beaches within the Port Stephens region, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got plenty of beach games prepared for your time in the sun.  

Four | You can take your pet with you 

Worried your pet may have separation anxiety after spending a lot of time together this year? We hear you. 

No need to leave your fur-child at home with a friend or family member or book a kennelIngenia Holidays One Mile Beach is pet-friendly, so the whole family can make the most of a beachside getaway. 

Don’t forget to pack for your pup too with this guide. 

Five | You can be close to amenities but feel secluded 

While many people love the idea of a secluded location, it often comes with the challenge of being too far from amenities.  

Book a stay at Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach and you can enjoy the feeling of relaxing in a remote location with only a short eight-minute drive separating you from Nelson Bay’s supermarket, takeaway shops and fine dining restaurants. 

Six | The kids will never be bored 

Did someone say ultimate adventure playground’ for kids 

Think two different playgrounds, mini-golf course, jumping pillow, basketball court, tennis court, lagoon pool with waterslide, AND pedal cars, all within the 15 acres of sub-tropical gardens. 

Couple these in-park activities with the 1.3 kilometres (aka ‘one mile’) of golden sand on your doorstep – we doubt you’ll hear ‘I’m bored’ from the little ones during your stay. 

Make sure you read this guide for more ideas to keep the kids – even teens – entertained. 

Seven | Try a new activity 

Did you know Port Stephens is home to the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere? 

Part of Stockton Beach – a 32-kilometre-long stretch of sand with sand dunes peaks reaching as high as 50 metres – get the heart pumping as you descend on a sandboard 

If you want to experience the heights of the sand dunes without raising the heart rate, book a sunset picnic and enjoy locally sourced treats as the sun sets over the sandy horizon. 

Learn more about his ultimate adventure activity, here. 

Eight | There’s food and wine trails close by 

Adults, we’ve got you covered too. 

With three wineries and a craft brewery within a 10-kilometre radius from the holiday park, you don’t need to spend hours in a car (or taxi) to sample the regions finest drops. 

Add a fine-dining experience to your itinerary and book a table at Rick Stein at Bannisters for an ocean-to-plate experience serving the region’s best produce. 

If you’re a lover of oysters, see them shucked fresh from Holberts Oyster Farm, less than 10 kilometres’ drive from the holiday park – don’t forget to BYO a bottle of wine or beers to wash down a tray, al fresco. 

Nine | It’s a great place to learn to surf 

If learning to surf is still on your bucket list, get ready to cross it off during this spring escape.  

With One Mile Beach known for its gently rolling waves and lifeguards on duty from September through to April – put surf school on your agenda during your spring getaway. 

Choose from a group lesson or book a private lesson for the family and get ready to ‘hang 10’ during your stay. 

Ten | You can go on safari 

While sun, sand and surf are the most common S’s’ associated with a beachside getaway, you’ll find one more at One Mile Beach – safari. 

Book a camel safari with Oakfield Ranch to soak up the ocean views at a leisurely pace along Stockton Beach. 

Setting off less than five kilometres’ drive from the holiday park, from Birubi Beach, choose from a 20-minute ride during the day or 60-minute sunset ride.   

Learn more about One Mile Beach and its surrounds with this guide.