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“The hub of Nelson Bay”
Review of D'ALBORA Marinas

D'ALBORA Marinas
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Newcastle, Australia
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229 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“The hub of Nelson Bay”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

The marina area is the central attraction of Nelson Bay. You have many options from here. Take a day cruise Dolphin Watch or in season a whale watch cruise.
There are fishing trips, scuba diving and parasailing tours available also.
There are restaurants and bars so there is a good choice for dining. Some souvenir shops and boutiques also. Paid parking is available or free parking in the streets further away.
Along the nearby waterfront is a children's playground and a nice waterfront walkway through to Fly Point. Visitors to Port Stephens should include a visit to Nelson Bay Marina. It is usually very crowded over Christmas and holiday weekends so restaurant bookings would be necessary.
While in this area visitors should also take the short walk into Magnus St area and browse the shops and check out the excellent restaurants here too.

Visited August 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Trendy”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Trendy and fancy, Good restaurants, a bit expensive but Subways a good food option. Good water tours available there and nearby.Also has an area for kids to play.

Visited August 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice location for a few drinks and/or food”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

surrounded by some cafe's, restaurants and a few bars and shops. something for everyone. We went off-peak, so would probably be very busy in holidays.

Visited July 2014
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Lochinvar, Australia
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

nice shops, lovely location, central for the river cruises etc.
lots of lovely restaurants over looking the bay. Can definitely recommend the visit

Visited July 2014
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“Nice spot to relax and watch the boats pass by”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice little marina with varied shops and restaurants. Heaps of parking, choice of food and pretty spot to see the sun set.

Visited July 2014
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