Toboggan Hill Park is a family attraction located in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. It is an adventure park set within the natural bush and offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities for kids, teenagers, and adults to enjoy.
If you find yourself in Port Stephens, Toboggan Hill Park is a fantastic place to spend your day with the entire family.
It was founded in 1987 and for over 30 years, has become a go-to place for locals and tourists to enjoy fun activities with loved ones.
The attraction is set among the bush located behind the Tomaree Aquatic Centre, and not far from all of Port Stephens’ other iconic hotspots, like Gan Gan Lookout, the beaches and Stockton sand dunes and the camel rides.
It features a unique rustic environment, where rides and adventures are found under the trees, as well as an indoor activity area that’s perfect for rainy days.
For the outdoor activities, the Toboggan Track is the most popular and many guests visit the Park for this ride specifically. It is a 1km Toboggan ride where you jump on a big sled with rollers that are attached to a steel track.
You can operate the sled to go forward and take a break to stop. Children ages 8 and above can ride alone while children ages 8 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
The Toboggan Track begins in a 300-meter uphill tow and goes through beautiful bush land, where Gymea lilies and gums are seen. Once you reach the top, a staff member will give you the go-ahead, once the track is clear. From there, it’s where the real fun begins.
You can start going downhill from the top and go around 11 different track bends as fast or as slow as you like.
Another outdoor attraction is the Tractor Train, which goes around the bush and stops at the giant maze. As you head to the maze, you will bear witness to flora and fauna around the park, and for the lucky few, get to see wallabies or goannas.
Once you reach the top, you can either go down to explore the giant wooden maze or continue to ride the train to go downhill.
Other outdoor activities include a 19-hole mini-golf, a Gyro Extreme, and a Splash Down. For families who want to bring their own food and drinks, you can bring a picnic mat and have a picnic set up at the park’s designated picnic area.
Indoor Things to Do at Toboggan Hill Park
Indoor activities are great for rainy days or younger kids. There is a “hot” ice skating rink, which is made of synthetic ice, where you can rent metal-blade skates.
There are also jumping castles, kiddie cars, remote control cars with a race track, as well as remote control boats.
There’s also a rock climbing facility that’s perfect for beginners and advanced climbers.
Other things you can do inside the pavilion include coin-operated rides and games, air hockey, roller skating, as well as a Kiosk where you can buy food and drinks.
Useful Facts and Information
Toboggan Hill Park is located near Salamander Bay shopping centre at 16 Aquatic close, Nelson Bay, NSW, 2315. There is a large carpark outside the park so there’s no problem with parking.
Since the park is set within natural bush land, expect to have mosquitoes and other bugs when you experience outdoor activities. Please bring your own insect or mosquito repellent especially if you wish to enjoy a picnic at the park.
You can celebrate your kid’s birthday party at Toboggan Hill Park, as they have birthday package options where guests can enjoy several rides, and food will also be served.
The opening time for Toboggan Hill Park is 10 am and it closes at 4 pm.
The Toboggan Hill Park is a classic family attraction in Port Stephens and it’s a favorite among local families who grew up enjoying the park’s amenities.
It must be noted that the park has a retro appeal, so many of the rides and facilities from the 80s remain, giving the park a unique nostalgic vibe.
For a fun-filled day with your entire family, Toboggan Hill Park is a great place to spend the day for people of all ages.
Toboggan Hill Park Tickets
Guests pay an entrance fee, as well as separate fees for every ride or activity. There is no age limit or minimum age to enter so anyone can go to the park, even toddlers and the elderly.