Fly Point Nature Reserve

The Fly Point Nature Reserve is a natural reserve covering 8 hectares at Fly Point, Nelson Bay. It begins from the car park on Dixon Drive and runs through to Little Beach.

Fly Point Nature Reserve contains many walking paths and is the perfect spot for a bush picnic or outdoor wedding.


Two people sitting in the gazebo at Native Flora Garden surrounded by trees


The wooded headland was bristling with buildings as the campsite for HMAS Assault during World War 2 and after as a migrant camp. In 1952, most of the buildings were demolished.

The Port Stephens Native Flora Garden Committee (now called Fly Point Nature Reserve Group) formed in 1982 and hundreds of native shrubs were brought in to be seed sources. Now the garden is full of:

  • Kangaroo Grass
  • Dianella Lilies
  • Hibbertia Scandens
  • Christmas Bush
  • Blueberry Ash
  • Gymea Lillies
  • Port Jackson, Bunyah, Hoop and Kauri pines
  • Native Hibiscus
  • Cedar Wattles

Many native birds use the gardens as a home or feeding ground including Kookaburras, Rainbow Lorikeets, Scaley-Breasted Lorikeets, as well as gliders and microbats.

Working bee

Regular working bees are held from 9 to 11am on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Volunteers work to mulch the walking paths and keep the reserve free of weeds. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information contact:

Phone: 0433 792 855

Council bookings