Mantra Aqua, Nelson Bay is centrally located within close proximity to the area’s abundant aquatic and natural attractions. With a generous lagoon pool, superior resort facilities and sparkling water views over Nelson Bay, Mantra Aqua is your premier accommodation choice to explore the Port Stephens region.
Only 10 minutes by car from Nelson Bay, Port Stephens is an unspoiled coastal refuge and the perfect place for recreation with its beautiful array of beaches and bays. Discover the sweeping panorama from Gan Gan Lookout, or check out the memorable landscape of Stockton Beach and Oyster Bank, which features a shipwreck along the coastline and a playground of rolling sand dunes along its foreshore.
Venture out to sea and spend the day discovering Broughton Island, located 14km off the coast and accessible only by boat. As you depart on your cruise, keep an eye out for sea life as dolphins make their home in these sheltered waters. Once you arrive, snorkel, swim or laze about on sandy shores while taking in the impressive coastal scenery. Home to sea turtles, coral and an abundance of fish, the island also has wildlife breeding areas, along with distinctive coves and beaches; perfect for a day full of adventure.
Get even closer to nature with an exclusive whale and dolphin watching tour where you can swim with the dolphins, or witness the majestic nature of these mammals at sunset on a kayaking tour at Nelson Bay and Soldiers Point. Whale watching is at it’s finest between May-September when the migratory Humpback whales make their North voyage past Port Stephens. During the later part of the migration from mid September to mid October the whales begin their journey in the opposite direction, a special time when you’ll get to witness mothers with their newborn calves.
Planning an adrenalin-filled adventure during your beachside escape? Quad biking is one of the most thrilling experiences and the Worimi Sand Dunes provide the ideal landscape. Ride across the wild desert and take in magnificent views over the commanding coastline from your own personnel quad bike. Witness the unsurpassed beauty of the area by parasailing over Nelson Bay. Join a camel or horse riding excursion, or hike up to the top of Tomaree Headland where you’ll overlook the turquoise waters of Shoal Bay which are met by white sandy shores and lush mountains.