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Best Nelson Bay Family Hotels

Halifax Holiday Park
4 out of 5
5 Beach Road, Little Beach, Nelson Bay, NSW
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4.7/5Exceptional! (203 reviews)

"Great service and easy check in, great location close to beaches and city."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2020

Halifax Holiday Park
Marty's @ Little Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Gowrie Avenue and Intrepid Close, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$235 per night from 15 Dec. to 16 Dec.
4.6/5Exceptional! (328 reviews)

"Loved being walking distance to the beach. As well as Little Beach, there’s also a path to the main Shoal Bay beach. Plenty of parking for guests, rooms are clean and modern, and staff are helpful. The only negative is that we were woken up every morning by kids in the pool - not the resort’s fault, ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Marty's @ Little Beach
Hotel Nelson
4 out of 5
1 Government Road, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$227 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"Perfect rental! Great location, modern and trendy, comfortable beds, gorgeous pool and outdoor area. Will definitely be coming back."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

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Beaches Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
12 Gowrie Avenue, Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, NSW
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4.5/5Wonderful! (261 reviews)
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"Very friendly and helpful for our stay great location And facilities"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

Beaches Serviced Apartments
Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
16-18 Gowrie Avenue, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$159 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (329 reviews)

"We have stayed here a number of times with a young family. The location is fantastic being an easy walk to the beach, water or the harbour. Great restaurants in close proximity. Always clean with helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
Mantra Nelson Bay
4.5 out of 5
1A Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$369 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,145 reviews)

"Close to town, spacious apartment, with all you could need for self catering. Only grumble is the dated unclean washing machine (I emptied the years of lint from the washer!)."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2020

Mantra Nelson Bay
The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$294 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"It was walking distance to clubs, shops and many eateries"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

The Landmark Resort Nelson Bay
Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
4 out of 5
20 Tomaree Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$199 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (888 reviews)

"Our apartment was amazing great place to stay , we will be back soon"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites
Port Stephens Motel
3 out of 5
44 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$120 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (231 reviews)

"Lovely owner, friendly and helpful , great location, quiet, nice pool"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Port Stephens Motel
Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1 Trafalgar Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
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4/5Very Good! (194 reviews)

"The staff were friendly and helpful. The suite was clean and well presented. The location is excellent with easy access by car or walking to Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and all areas between. My only concern was that the Covid-19 declaration form promised was not emailed to us prior to our arrival despite ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
Nelson Towers Motel
3 out of 5
71 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$159 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (246 reviews)

"Great service , clean rooms , powerful showers , central location"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

Nelson Towers Motel
Marina Resort
4 out of 5
33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$170 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
3.9/5Very Good! (924 reviews)

"Nothing special, suited our occasion, easy parking, walking distance to town"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2020

Marina Resort
Peninsula Nelson Bay
4 out of 5
52 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay, NSW
The price is AU$179 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
3.8/5Good! (693 reviews)

"Nice and quiet location, clean room, with reasonable priced Asian restaurant right in front of it. Convenient location, close to everything. We had a good time staying :)"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Peninsula Nelson Bay
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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 best place to stay for a family holiday in Nelson Bay?
Mantra Nelson Bay is a top 4.5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other good options for your family trip include Marty’s @ Little Beach and Oaks Nelson Bay Lure Suites.
How many family-friendly hotels will I be able to find in Nelson Bay?
Expedia has 14 family-friendly hotels and other accommodation options in Nelson Bay.
What's the seasonal weather like in Nelson Bay?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 22°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 14°C. Average annual precipitation for Nelson Bay is 965 inches.
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 Bagnalls Beach Reserve and Salamander Bay Square.

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