Soldiers Point is a picturesque peninsula on the southern shores of Port Stephens with easy access to peaceful bushland and family friendly beaches. It is a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway or family holiday with a great range of local attractions.
Here are some of our favourites to add to your holiday ‘to do’ list.
Stockton Sand Dune Safaris
Join Sand Dune Safaris for a wild adventure on Stockton Beach, home to some of the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. 4WD across the impressive dunes to a shaded picnic area where the instructors will teach you everything you need to know for sitting and standing surfing, before you cut loose on the dunes which range from gentle child friendly hills to the monster slope.
Toboggan Hill Park
The whole family will love a day out at Toboggan Hill Park. Experience the thrill of the 1km downhill toboggan track which twists and bends through 11 corners. Navigate your way through the giant maze or try hot ice skating and indoor rock climbing. When it’s time to refuel, there is plenty of grassy spots to layout a picnic or grab a snack from the kiosk.
Oakvale Farm and Fauna World
Oakvale Farm and Fauna World is home to a variety of farm animals, birds and native animals. Feed the baby farm animals, learn how to milk a cow, pat a koala or get up close with a slithery snake. There is plenty to do for the whole family from tractor rides to cooling off at Splash Bay, a newly opened water play area.
Fighter World is a hands on, family friendly attraction that charts the history of fighter aircraft operations in the Royal Australian Air Force. Visitors can walk around and look into the cockpits of iconic aircraft such as the mighty F-111 and Mirage III or climb into the cockpit of a Macchi jet trainer. Check out the spectacular collection of model aircraft in the main hanger and watch the RAAF’s squadrons take-off and land from the observation deck.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
Enjoy a stroll along the walking trails at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens as you explore more than 130 hectares of gardens and natural bushland. Theme gardens showcase a variety of plants from the colourful orchids and camellias to the tranquil Waterfall Garden and impressive Succulent and Cacti Garden. The library and herbarium provide information about the various specimens and the visitor centre gift shop stocks a range of souvenirs.
When you have explored the region there is a whole world of family fun waiting in park at Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point. The park has a range of cabin, caravan and camping options along with indoor and outdoor pools, playgrounds, toddler ball pit, trampolines, bike track and more!