We hope you are excited about your upcoming stay at Salt at Shoal Bay!
Please find below some important information regarding your stay. We’ve also included some useful information on the local area to prepare you for your visit.
Check in / CHECK OUT
To allow our cleaners enough time between stays, Check in and check-out times are strictly as follows unless pre-arranged with our hosts.
Please see the
MEETING YOUR HOST
Your host will meet you on site any time from your arranged check-in time until 5.00pm. Please advise us of your arrival time at least 30 mins prior to arrival on 0457 836 936. If arriving after 5.00pm please call to arrange after hours collection of keys.
Note: There is no on-site reception at the property as the spaces are privately managed and self-contained.
Port Stephens Luxury Apartments
Phone: 1300 679 559
Network: Salt One | Password: sandytoes1
Network: Salt Two | Password: sandytoes2
Network: Salt Three | Password: sandytoes3
Our address is 83 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay NSW 2303.
If you are arriving by plane, the closest airport is Newcastle Airport at Williamtown, a 30min drive from Salt. Hire cars, taxi’s, buses & ubers are all available from the airport. Nelson Bay Taxi’s number is (02) 4984 6699. Please ask our hosts if you would like them to arrange a transfer for you.
Salt One: Two tandem car spaces have been allocated for Salt One on the left side of the carport. (See site map on below). The driveway to access these is the first driveway on the right off Shoal Bay Avenue.
Salt Two: Two tandem car spaces have been allocated for Salt Two on the right side of the carport. (See site map below). The driveway to access these is the first driveway on the right off Shoal Bay Avenue.
Salt Three: You will find this mounted on the weather boards on the left side of the house, just around the corner from the kitchen window servery bar.
CHECK OUT PROCEDURE
Check out time is strictly 10am unless pre-arranged with our booking agents. To create a smooth transition between guest stays particularly during busy periods, we ask that you please leave the premises as you found it. (ie. bbq clean, bins emptied, dishwashers unpacked, etc.) Keys are to be left locked in the corresponding lockboxes below.
Salt One | Pincode: 9100
The Salt One lockbox is mounted on the back of the stairs handrail wall at the top of the stairs, next to the bbq.
Salt Two | Pincode: 9200
The Salt Two lockbox is mounted on the wall behind the rattan egg chairs on the deck in the Salt Two entrance.
Salt Three | Pincode: 9300
The Salt Two lockbox is mounted on the weather boards on the left side of the house, just around the corner from the kitchen window servery bar.
PREPARING FOR YOUR STAY
We are entirely self contained accommodation, so although we provide a small selection of basics to get you started, tea & coffee, cooking oil, salt & pepper, dishwashing starter pack etc. you will need to bring your own groceries. The nearest supermarket is the IGA at Shoal Bay, just 500m down the road. For a bigger selection there is a Woolworths and other specialty stores in Nelson Bay town centre just a 5 min drive.
If you’re short on time, we suggest making the most of the Woolworths Click & Collect or home delivery service. Pre-order your groceries online, then pick them up from Nelson Bay Woolworths on your way past or arrange deliver have your groceries delivered to!
Don’t forget your beach towels! We provide bath towels but unfortunately they can get quite sand logged if used on the beach. They are for use in our bathrooms only and are to remain on the property at all times. Additional laundry charges will apply for sand logged bath towels.
During the summer months, it’s advisable to book ahead at some of the more popular restaurants. We recommend making a reservation for breakfast at The Little Nel and dinner at the Little Beach Boathouse.
EXTRAS YOU MAY WANT TO BRING...
SURFBOARDS & BODYBOARDS
There are loads of great surfing beaches in the area. The closest are Zennith & Box Beach. Fingal, One Mile and Birubi Beaches are a 10-15min drive away.
Shoal Bay Jetty and beach, Corlette and the break-wall at Nelson Bay are just a few popular spots! Avoid no go zones like Fly Point Fish Sanctuary. Don’t forget!... unless you are a child (or an adult assisting a child) you will need a NSW Recreational Fishing Licence, which you can easily apply for online at www.service.nsw.gov.au
BIKES & SCOOTERS
There are a number of cycle ways around the area. The closest path can be easily accessed from the cul-de-sac end of Shoal Bay Avenue. It’s a beautiful scenic ride out to Fingal Bay. Local hire is also available.
BOATS & JET SKIS
The area is renowned for it’s beautiful waterways. Maps and tidal information are available via rms.nsw.gov.au The closest two boat ramps are Shoal Bay and Little Beach Reserve. Both are approximately 1km away. Local hire is also available.
SUP BOARDS & KAYAKS
The gentle waters of the bay are perfect for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. We highly recommend a sunrise session on the water! Local hire is also available.
A walk up Tomaree Mountain is a must. It’s relatively easy for all ages and the views from the top are worth the climb. Please note there are stairs and some steeper areas.
Located at Corlette, these beautiful white sandy beaches are protected, with no waves. Surrounded by Paperbark gums. and local playgrounds and dog beaches nearby.
FINGAL BAY SPIT
Connecting the mainland to Fingal Island and Point Stephens Lighthouse is tidal and not always passable. It can be very dangerous and so it’s imperetive you check tidal information befoe setting out!