A unique haven by the sapphire waters of Port Stephens.
The Anchorage: The Fast Facts
For a luxury stay in one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal destinations, The Anchorage is the perfect choice. The hotel’s spa, Spa Lucca, sits proudly amongst the world’s finest spas list by Harper’s Bazaar, and their dining options ooze seaside charm. With a range of luxurious inclusions and signature sparkling wine breakfasts, your stay is guaranteed to be one to remember.
Show me the room!
Taking inspiration from the Hamptons, yet oozing Australian style and seaside charm, The Anchorage is the only absolute-waterfront luxury hotel on Port Stephens.
The stunning range of rooms, villas and suites all have custom-made A.H. Beard beds.
We’re visiting Port Stephens for the first time. What’s the first step?
When travelling to Port Stephens, you can’t miss the famous sand dunes! Whether you choose to drive through on quad bikes or a four wheel drive or try your skills at sandboarding, the Stockton Sand Dunes don’t disappoint. If you’re looking for more, book a sand dune tour that includes a dolphin cruise!
Where to head for coffee?
A non-negotiable is breakfast at Crest, Birubi Beach. Start your day on Australia’s largest moving sand dunes with an Allpress flat white and a steaming-hot shakshuka.
Another fantastic coffee spot in Port Stephens is Little Nel Cafe. With views all over the central area of Nelson Bay and coffee from Newcastle’s Suspension roastery, Little Nel Cafe is the perfect spot for an afternoon pick-me-up.
And a non-negotiable for some retail therapy?
The Port Stephens area offers gorgeous local arts and boutiques. Discover the skills of the region’s artisans at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre. The Tomaree Markets are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month and are a great opportunity to check out local food products, designer items, live music and beautiful jewellery.
What’s an amazing lunch spot?
The Point Restaurant boasts breathtaking views of the stunning Soldiers Point waterways and sunsets. Nothing beats cocktails and fresh seafood. The Little Beach Boathouse is the ideal place for lunch if you’re a fan of delicious food with bay views… who isn’t?! May we recommend the squid ink spaghetti with local shellfish? Another great haunt is Final Bay Cellar Cafe, Waltz in off the beach and treat yourself to a seafood share plate.
We’re wanting to get active. What are our options?
With over 20km of rocky coastline and stunning white sandy beaches, Tomaree National Park is a must-see while you’re there. The opportunities in Port Stephens are endless… Go on a guided trek, try your skills at mountain bike riding or tobogganing, catch some waves or go horse riding. There’s something for everyone!
For a delicious dinner, where are we heading?
For incredible seafood, impeccable service and a wide-ranging wine list to complement each course, Rick Stein’s delivers. The dedicated team of chefs put produce at the forefront in their simple dishes that are cooked to perfection and bursting with flavour.
Recently named Best Seafood Restaurant in Regional NSW, The Anchorage’s own restaurant, The Wild Herring, features delicious set menu options and is known for their local, sustainably sourced seafood.
By day Evviva is a cute café, but by night it comes into its own as a tapas restaurant with a range of wines and cocktails.