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Lemon Tree Passage by Boat
janinerSat, 14/04/2012 - 9:47pm
Lemon Tree Passage is a great destination for a boating day out from North Arm Cove. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes in a small half cabin boat with a 90 hp motor. It is on the southern shore of Port Stephens and is due south of North Arm Cove. The main thing to watch is that there are oyster leases near One Tree Island that should be given a wide berth.
The entry to Lemon Tree Passage is well marked. Again it is necessary to watch out for oyster leases and to make sure that you take the entry to Lemon Tree Passage rather than Taylors Beach.
Lemon Tree Passage has a very nice floating jetty and it is possible to tie up for an hour or so, even in the busy periods. The jetty is adjacent to a park with good facilities for picnics and gas barbeques as well as a playground and a toilet block. There is a fenced swimming pool with a sandy beach adjacent to the jetty which is great for kids. There are shops across the road and a takeaway food shop adjacent to the park.
We always take our fishing rods and find a quiet area just upstream for a fish. We’ve never had any luck catching fish but we did bring up a pink fishing rod and a working reel on our last outing.
On our return trip, we often take a side trip into Fame Cove and let the kids off for a swim whilst we make another attempt to catch those elusive fish. All up, it is a nice day out.