Top 6 things to do in Shoal Bay

By Katriya De Vincentiis

Here’s our rundown of the six things you must do whilst visiting Shoal Bay.


Exploring the picturesque trails of Tomaree National Park is an ideal way to start your morning. With a variety of scenic walks to suit every ability, the most popular walk is up the south face of the Tomaree headland. From the summit, you will enjoy uninterrupted views of Seal Rocks and Newcastle and inland across the Tomaree Peninsula and Port Stephens.


Explore the Stockton Sand Dunes on an eco-friendly quad bike! With dunes as high as 30 metres, and unique sites such as the ‘Sygna’, the largest ship ever to be wrecked along the East Coast of Australia and WWII defence lines, this adventure will have a lasting impression.


Just 15 minutes from Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, you can ride along the beach, or meander along a bush trail. Enjoy travelling through some of the untouched closed forests and spectacular sand dunes. Tours are available for riders of all ages and abilities.


During the whale migration season (June to October), more than 5,000 whales pass by Port Stephens on their annual journey north to the warmer waters to breed. Book your whale watching package today and view these magnificent creatures first hand.

Moonshadow Cruises

Whale and Dolphin Watching

 Imagine Cruises

Whale and Dolphin Watching

 Tamboi Queen Cruises

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Shoal Bay activities

Qualified instructors will guide you through the basic steps of one of Australia’s greatest lifestyle sports for people of all fitness levels and abilities. The perfect summer experience with lessons from 9.00am daily and catering to all sizes of groups, from one on one private lessons to 100+ corporate groups.


Time out for a paddle, this sea kayak experience is a great way to get away from it all, whilst enjoying the tranquil, crystal clear waterways of Port Stephens. Get up close and personal with nature in a safe yet exhilarating environment for your ultimate sea kayaking experience.

WorldMarkSP Owners – Visit your website for booking details at Ramada Shoal Bay.

Not a WorldMarkSP Owner? – You’re still welcome to stay with us at Ramada Shoal Bay.

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