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Family Hotels & Resorts in Nelson Bay

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Best Nelson Bay Family Hotels

Mantra Nelson Bay
4.5 out of 5
1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$265
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,081 reviews)

"close to everything . we booked a 1 bedroom appt and was given a 2 bedroom wow"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Mantra Nelson Bay
Marty's @ Little Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Gowrie Avenue and Intrepid Close, Nelson Bay, NSW
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4.6/5Exceptional! (313 reviews)

"Deb the Manager was so friendly,helpful and obliging, a perfect hostess with the mostess. e studio apartment looking over the pool"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2019

Marty's @ Little Beach
Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
4 out of 5
20 Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$143
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (860 reviews)

"The hotel is located within walking distance to the shops, and the pier for the dolphin cruises etc. Also very close walking distance to Fly Point beach etc."…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019

Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1 Trafalgar Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
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AU$180
per night
28 Apr. - 29 Apr.
4/5Very Good! (181 reviews)
Great accommodation for a holiday

"Nelson Bay Breeze is indeed a great accommodation for your holiday. It was such a clean and peaceful place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2019

Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
Beaches Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
12 Gowrie Avenue, Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$160
per night
3 May - 4 May
4.5/5Wonderful! (254 reviews)

"like the location of the property, it is very clean."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

Beaches Serviced Apartments
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
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4.1/5Very Good! (921 reviews)

"We stayed here during Australia Day long weekend. The resort is perfect for times when you don't want to do anything at all! They have a pool which is popular with families but there is a spa in one end for couples who want to enjoy their own space. Pleased to find an eco-friendly resort - no houskeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
Peninsula Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
52 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$161
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
3.8/5Good! (674 reviews)

"Great stay & close walk to club and beaches front rooms get a little road noise , Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

Peninsula Nelson Bay
Marina Resort
4 out of 5
33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$120
per night
3 May - 4 May
3.9/5Very Good! (898 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and the room was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Marina Resort
Hotel Nelson
4 out of 5
1 Government Road, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$89
per night
27 Apr. - 28 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,110 reviews)

"Great location, pool was large and clean, lots of parking"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

Hotel Nelson
Halifax Holiday Park
4 out of 5
5 Beach Road, Little Beach, Nelson Bay, NSW
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4.7/5Exceptional! (193 reviews)

"excellent location, good conditions, very clean there is no dish washer in family villa play ground is very small"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019

Halifax Holiday Park
Nelson Towers Motel
3 out of 5
71 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$139
per night
30 Apr. - 1 May
4/5Very Good! (234 reviews)

"Great central location and large rooms. Very helpful and friendly staff :)"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Nelson Towers Motel
Port Stephens Motel
3 out of 5
44 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
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AU$135
per night
13 Apr. - 14 Apr.
4/5Very Good! (206 reviews)

"Friendly staff, quiet location, room older style but clean and tidy."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Port Stephens Motel
Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
16-18 Gowrie Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW
AU$149
per night
27 Apr. - 28 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (319 reviews)

"very clean - pleasant ambience - quiet - staff friendly & efficient"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019

Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
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Where should we stay in Nelson Bay?

The walkable destination of Nelson Bay is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your children. The whale watching, bowling and beaches are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Fly into Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), which is located 18 mi (29 km) from the city centre. Nelson Bay has 14 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when you're choosing where you'd like to stay.

Holidaying families have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

Oaks Lure: Offers a children's pool, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and breakfast options at this 4-star apartment.

Mantra Aqua Resort – Features an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens and free parking. The overall comfort and central location make this 4.5-star apartment popular with guests.

Marty's @ Little Beach – Offers an outdoor pool, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 4-star apartment.

Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments – Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 3.5-star apartment popular with guests.

Beaches Serviced Apartments – Offers a children's pool, in-room kitchens and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and helpful staff at this 4-star apartment.

When should we visit Nelson Bay?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Nelson Bay.

  • Hottest months: January, February, December and March, with an average temperature of 27°C
  • Coldest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 8°C
  • Driest months: September, August, October and June, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: June, December, January and May, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Nelson Bay?

While you and your family are visiting Nelson Bay, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Tomaree National Park and d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as West Nelson Bay and Myall Lakes National Park.

Nelson Bay is also known for its:
  • Marina
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Golfing
  • Bowling
  • Whale watching

Frequently asked questions

What's Nelson Bay like for family-friendly holidays?
The walkable destination of Nelson Bay is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The whale watching, bowling and beaches are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), which is located 18 mi (29 km) from the city centre.
What's the seasonal weather like in Nelson Bay?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 8°C. Average annual rainfall for Nelson Bay is 961.40 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Nelson Bay?
While you are visiting Nelson Bay, you and the family may want to explore some interesting spots such as Tomaree National Park, d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay and West Nelson Bay. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Salamander Bay Shopping Centre and Port Stephens.

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