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Suburb Profile: Fern Bay


Postcode: 2295  

LGA: Port Stephens 

It’s been in the news a bit of late, preparing to welcome some major development. 

Located on the southern tip of Port Stephens, bordered by Worimi National Park, the sand dunes of Stockton Beach, Fullerton Cove, the Tasman Sea and the Hunter River, Fern Bay is just a 20-minute drive to Newcastle CBD. 

Peppered with parks and playgrounds, bushland and cycleways, it’s a sleepy, narrow coastal town that holds a lot of appeal. 

“It’s a suburb on the move,” says Curtis & Blair real estate agent Jane Blair. 

“In the next few months it will welcome a new shopping centre and a 232-lot residential subdivision. 

“It has everything a family could want on its doorstep and it’s still in a very affordable price bracket. 

“I think Fern Bay is one to watch.” 

Fern Bay, Port Stephens

Suburb Amenities    

Local schools 1 

Childcare 2 

Golf Course 1 

Doctors 1 

Over 50s 1 

Cafes 1

Fast Facts: 

  • Fern Bay can be accessed by taking a three-minute ferry ride from Newcastle’s Queens Wharf to Stockton Wharf  followed by a 12-minute bus ride – all for less than $5. 
  • In 2017 Defence Housing Australia (DHA) submitted a proposal for the transformation of the Stockton Rifle Range into a coastal, residential development comprising of 232 land lots, a central park and scenic walkways, designed to accommodate Defence members and their families as well as being sold to the public market. 
  • Part of the appeal of Fern Bay is its close proximity to shops, primary schools and community facilities, RAAF Base Williamtown, Kooragang Island and Newcastle CBD. 

MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE $916,500     

MEDIAN RENTAL $680 per week   

DEMOGRAPHIC: Median age 53  


6 Foxtail Street, Fern Bay  

4 bed 2 bath 2 car   

For Sale $1,200,000   

Agent – Jane Blair, Curtis & Blair 


11 Rushland Drive, Fern Bay

4 bed 2 bath 2 car   

Leased $700PW

Agent – Jane Blair, Curtis & Blair 


16 Thomas Street, Fern Bay 

4 bed 2 bath 2 car   

Leased $690PW

Agent – Jane Blair, Curtis & Blair

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