Port Stephens No.1

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For Families

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Great memories start here!

Your ultimate guide to family friendly events, activities, services and much, much more, right here in our ‘Backyard’ Port Stephens.

Family Things To Do

Events & Activities

Check out what's coming up in Port Stephens

Discover things to do with the most up to date and comprehensive calendar in the area and start planning your family time!



Enjoy the latest issue!

Spring 2017

Our magazine is packed with locally inspired stories, news and events, things to do, kids activities, clubs, classes, sports groups, special events, plus heaps more information for you and your family


Businesses & Services

Recommended By Us

Support our locals businesses and discover family friendly goods & services

Find a business or service in our comprehensive family friendly local Recommended Businesses & Services Directory


Clubs & Classes

Family Fitness & Fun

Our comprehensive directory

A active family is a happy family! Taking part in sport and activities with the children is a great way to bond. Check out our directory and discover some great classes, groups and workshops in our local area.



First day in the office for new Mayor of Port Stephens Ryan Palmer

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on First day in the office for new Mayor of Port Stephens Ryan Palmer

Lifetime Port Stephens resident and President of the Tomaree Business Chamber, Ryan Palmer, spent his first day in the office yesterday after being officially declared Mayor of Port Stephens on Saturday 16 September 2017. Speaking [...]

Play Based Learning At Our Place Preschool

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Play Based Learning At Our Place Preschool

by Jewell Drury We all know the importance of play for a child and yet with all the push today for an earlier start to academics for children, I wonder if we have somehow lost [...]

Arteke Salon Collective: It’s More Than Just A Hairdresser – It’s An Experience!

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Arteke Salon Collective: It’s More Than Just A Hairdresser – It’s An Experience!

by Saffron Quantrell & Jewell Drury What could be better than stepping out of the salon feeling empowered, confident, fabulous and ready to face the world? Amanda and her team are somewhat of a ‘hair [...]

What We Do

Over 25,000 Visitors and 10,000 Readers, Let’s See What Some Have To Say?

Hello ladies, Love the website, love the facebook page and I think you girls are marvellous. Your magazine has been beneficial in letting me know when events are happening. Keep up the great work!
As I am a fairly new local to P.S I have found the What’s on in our Backyard has become my bible! I have used it to find great local business and things to do for the kids. Best little mag and website ever! you should be congratulated on the great job you do. Thank you 🙂
I am proud to have a magazine born and bred in Port Stephens. Well done, ladies, on your initiative! My favourite features of the magazine are the competitions and “Diary of Events”. The latter is particularly useful come holiday time. During the school break, I took my youngest son and his cousin to The Wetlands as a result of reading the “Diary”. We had a great day!
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