In the words of early settler and surveyor-entrepreneur Henry Halloran, Tilligerry Peninsula "is almost an island".
On the south western shores of Port Stephens lies the Tilligerry Peninsula which is made up of 5 villages: Lemon Tree Passage, Mallabula, Oyster Cove, Salt Ash and Tanilba Bay.
The Tilligerry Peninsula attracts families, nature and boating enthusiasts. The area has a marked emphasis on eco tourism and is best known for its large native koala population, idyllic waterfront areas and peaceful atmosphere.
27km to Nelson Bay
34km north of Newcastle
137km south of Forster
180km north of Sydney
224km south of Port Macquarie