Stockton Beach Tourist Park Stockton, The Lower Hunter, New South Wales, NSW 2295

3 stars out of 2 review

Open all year

With its seaside village atmosphere and prime coastal location, you’ll soon discover why Newcastle’s Stockton Beach Tourist Park has everything you’ll need, any time of year.

What is it that makes our tourist park so popular and keeps people of all ages coming back time and time again?

You’re right there on the beach front at amazing Stockton Beach – an excellent patrolled swimming, surfing and fishing beach. The park has all the facilities you need to ‘hide away’ from it all.

And when you’re ready to ‘go play’ there’s a seemingly endless array of activities hidden just around the corner.

Whatever your budget, there’s so much to see and do, if you want to!

Location


Stockton Beach Tourist Park (www)
Pitt Street
The Lower Hunter, New South Wales
Australia
NSW 2295

Directions

We’re conveniently located 2 hours north of Sydney (along the Newcastle Freeway) and 8 hours south of Brisbane (along the Pacific Highway).
From Sydney join the roundabout at Beresfield, where you exit onto John Renshaw Drive;
Bear right at New England Highway, Beresfield;
Continue along New England Highway/Maitland Road, Hexham; turn left onto Industrial Drive Mayfield;
Turn left at Tourle Street, Mayfieldt;
Continue along Cormorant Road, Kooragang;
At roundabout take 1st exit onto Teal Street, Kooragang;
Head over Stockton Bridge, turn right and continue along Fullerton Street as per location directions across in map.

Nearby attractions

There’s so much on offer at your doorstep, across the Harbour or take a drive and visit the many attractions of the Hunter Valley:

Fishing, beach, breakwater and nearby rivers
Various walks: shipwreck, harbourside, coastal
Stockton’s Sand Dunes –Stockton Beach, has some of the biggest, legally drivable, dunes in the country, ideal location to 4 wheel drive (permit required) . 4WD and quad bike tours available.
Stockton Bight offers many recreational opportunities: bush-walking, horse-riding, angling, four-wheel driving, bird-watching, photography and ecotourism. Beneath the ground is the Stockton aquifer, a valuable store of fresh water. The historic wreck of the Sygna is marooned on the beach, and shell middens remind us of the importance of this area to the Worimi Aborigines.
Surfing and Kite Surfing lessons
Kayak hire and optional tours
Kite flying
Tandem hang gliding or H.G.F.A. approved flight courses available.
Cycle Tours – 5 different mapped self guided cycle tours around the city of Newcastle.
Ice skating
Ten Pin Bowling
Fighter World
Oakvale Farm & Fauna World
Back to nature at Blackbutt Reserve, Kooragang Wetland, Wetlands Centre Australia (Shortland).
Various Golf Clubs situated within 30 minute drive of the park
Stockton Bowling Club – Lawn Bowls
Walks - Bathers Way, stretching from Nobby’s lighthouse to Glenrock Reserve, Bathers Way is a scenic 5km coastal walk. Newcastle East Heritage Walk a 3km easy walk. Other tour guided historical walks available.
Civic Theatre
Newcastle Museum
Historical Fort Scratchley
Art gallery
Entertainment Centre
Energy Australia Stadium (Newcastle Knights home ground)
Daytrips:
Gateway to the Hunter Valley experience things like Stockton Sand Dunes, Hunter Valley Gardens - 25 hectares of sensational sights colours and fragrances and the award winning vineyards, Port Stephens, Barrington Tops, Historic Morpeth/East Maitland, Maitland’s Walka Water Works a popular picnic and recreation area.


Things to do nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Sports Ground
  • Water Sports

Facilities

more...less...
Motorhome pitches
Touring pitches
Tent pitches
Seasonal pitches
Serviced pitches
Rentals
Chalets
Holiday homes
Residential homes
Owned / buy
Holiday homes
Residential homes
Chalets

Awards & memberships

Awards

Write review

Reviews

Overall rating

2.5 stars

Based on 1 review(s)

  • Location 3.0 stars
  • Facilities 3.0 stars
  • Value for Money 3.0 stars
  • Service 1.0 stars

My friends and I were very disappointed with several aspects of this park unfortunately as my friends and I booked 6 months in advance for the long weekend and were quite looking forward to the trip. We needed to change our sites and called to do so approximately 2 months before the trip date, the park manager was quite rude about us changing our sites even though when we booked we were clearly told that the sites we booked would be powered by the time we arrived, which they were not. The power in the camp kitchen kept tripping out and so keeping anything in the fridges, using the cooking equipment or even watching the TV provided in there was not possible and on Grand Final weekend. We were told that there was a free Wi-Fi Hotspot available, but the aerial was broken so that was also not possible. On our second day into our 4 day holiday, the park manager came and asked us to pack up our site immediately as he had made a mistake with someone else’s booking and pushed us onto a smaller site which was quite inconvenient as we were in the middle of lunch when he arrived. These were just a few of the interactions we had with the Park Manager in the 3 days we stayed out of our planned 4 day holiday.

By the end of the weekend, the Park Manager (Greg) had successfully made all 5 members of our group quite frustrated and angry with both the way he spoke to and treated our group. Upon talking to permanent site members of this park we were told that it was not just us that had the problem.

On the plus side though, we were very close to the beach, about 20 minutes from any of the fun activities available up there such as Quad biking and horse and camel riding and the female office staff member was exceptionally helpful.

Overall, my friends and I did not enjoy ourselves here and would not be recommending this park to anyone we know