Date: 30th August 2014
Port Stephens Mountain Bike Adventures
Strap on your helmet and get those legs pumping because here’s a way to see Port Stephens from a new perspective. With Port Stephens Mountain Bike Adventures you can explore miles of beaches and national parks. Choose a track that suits you and hop on a Specialized Rockhopper Comp bike. Their Scenic Coastal Tour will take you on a two hour ride along coastal paths. Put down the bike stand for a happy snap or a snack break. Test yourself on a more challenging route like their four-hour National Park Trails Tour. Ride down fire trails and try out a log jump but don’t forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. If you’re looking to improve your skills they can help you out with that too.
Nelson Bay 2315
Ph: 0487 675 259
Tours $50^ per person
Marty’s @ Little Beach
It’s all about location, location, location at Marty’s @ Little Beach. They’re smack bang between two of the best beaches in Port Stephens but still close to restaurants & attractions. Take a two minute stroll to Little Beach. It’s great for swimming, boating and even scuba diving. Make good use of their outdoor heated swimming pool and barbecue areas. The guys at Marty’s @ Little Beach are full of helpful tips to make sure you enjoy your stay so ask them any questions. There’s an accommodation option to suit you with one or two bedroom self-contained apartments that can sleep up to six people.
Cnr. Gowrie Avenue & Intrepid Close Nelson Bay NSW 2315
Ph: (02) 4984 9100
$110^ per night
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Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.