Welcome to Tastes at the Bay 2017

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From Friday the 3rd to Sunday 5th of November Nelson Bay will come alive with Tastes At The Bay 2017. It's free entry to most events and we’ve got all the info you need to make the most of your weekend tasting everything the Bay has to offer.

Festival program

Choose from a range of events over the three days to suit the whole family… from Tattinger Champagne with Oysters and the St Hallet Winery Winemaker’s Dinner at the Nelson Bay Golf Club, to cheese making and wine tasting classes! It's free entry so get your groove on with some hot jazz from The FruiTTrees, New Orleans Jazz Band and the Blue Suede Boppers . Enjoy food stalls, live music, local and Hunter Valley wines, face painting, craft beer from Murrays Brewery, fresh local seafood, street entertainment and more "yum yum, sip sip, shooby-do-wops" than you can poke a stick at!

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Featured Events

Why not make the most of the festival and grab a ticket to one of the Tastes At The Bay 2017 feature events? Jump aboard Moonshadow IV on Saturday 4th November for the "Tastes at the Bay" Jazz Luncheon Cruise or join a progressive afternoon as part of the "Tasters Trail" event? Find out more by clicking on the events below.

Book tickets to feature events…

Where to stay

When was the last time you headed to Port Stephens? Well "Tastes at the Bay" Jazz Food and Wine weekend is a great reason.

Less than 1 hour's drive from Newcastle and 2 and a half from Sydney it's the perfect time to getaway for a day trip, or even better an overnight stay so you can get your groove on and your taste buds dancing.

With thousands of rooms in Port Stephens you’re assured of finding something to suit your style and budget.

Accommodation of all types abound; backpackers, holiday parks, safari tents, cabins, selfcontained apartments, holiday homes, bed & breakfast, hotel rooms, units, studio apartments and treehouses just to name a few.

With over 2,500 beds available in Port Stephens you’re assured of finding something to suit your style and budget.

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How to get there


Click on the map above to get directions from you current location. 


You can find information about public transport from Newcastle by clicking the link below. 


The local bus service is Nelson Bay has information about their timetables online. You can find it by clicking the email below. 


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