Getaway Fact sheets
You are here: ninemsn > Travel > Getaway > Fact sheets
Ben on a toboggan
Ben on a toboggan
Rock climbing
Spinning around

Toboggan Hill Park

Thursday, February 27, 2003
Young kids, old kids … this is downright good fun whatever age you may be.

Nelson Bay in Port Stephens is part of a popular holiday playground where families have been going for generations. Each year thousands of visitors enjoy sailing, cruising, boating, water skiing and windsurfing, and, of course, everyone is fascinated by the many dolphins which come to play.

Off-shore game-fishing is a big drawcard, and the waters produce some marvellous seafood. The area produces more oysters than anywhere else in Australia.

Popular activities include cruises around the many beautiful waterways of Port Stephens and Myall Lakes, walks in Tomaree National Park or bike riding along 20km of safe and scenic cycle-ways.

There are historic attractions and the National Trust Inner Lighthouse on Nelson Head is a teahouse, maritime museum, coastal patrol base and has a heritage cottage. It was built by convict labour in 1831.

One of the region's major fun attractions however is the Toboggan Run at Toboggan Park. It is suitable for all the family. You are towed up the hill and then you're free to enjoy the 700m winding downhill track, running through a canopy of trees.

Other fun things to do include taking a tractor train ride through the natural bushland, enjoying the views from the summit of the park and riding a two-seater mini jeep in the hidden valley.

The Fun Shed is also packed with things to do. You can rock climb (there are 30 climbs from 18 stations), drive Krazy Karz and Kiddy Karz, try your skills on the alpine racer ski simulator or ride the Virtua racing Formula One or Suzuka twin motorcycle racing simulators.

There are also radio-controlled boats, cars and trucks, a sport fishing simulator and heaps of games to test all sorts of skills.


Nelson Bay, 2½ hours north of Sydney.


Toboggan Hill Park costs $2 entry on weekends and public holidays. Rides cost extra and they are open every day.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Toboggan Hill Park
Nelson Bay NSW 2315
Ph: (02) 4984 1022
Fax: (02) 4981 1319

Qantas: 13 13 13

Related links


Brochure Search

Free electronic brochures with information, resources and holiday ideas for unique getaways.

Select a destination:
Sign up nowTo Receive the free Getaway newsletter