Harper Property Agents is a thriving real estate agency, property management and strata firm that’s bringing a fresh approach to the Newcastle property market. We’ve taken off our ties, discarded the stuffy suits, and thrown away old-world ways of thinking in favour of an energetic new approach that keeps pace with the challenges of the fast-moving modern market. Our passionate group of real estate professionals are highly trained in cutting-edge sales strategies and negotiation techniques, and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to secure the best possible deal for all our clients. We’ll move mountains to help you achieve your lifestyle aspirations or investment goals, but that doesn’t mean we’ll tell you tall tales just to win your business. We’re much more interested in delivering real-world results and building long-term relationships based on trust, open communication and transparency.
There is a frequent passenger ferry service to Stockton from Queens Wharf, close to the former Newcastle Railway station. The ferry journey takes about three minutes. Wheelchair access is available, and you can take a bicycle onto the ferry for free. Driving to Stockton from Newcastle requires following the many signs to Port Stephens that can be found on the main roads. These will eventually lead to the Stockton bridge and a turn-off to the suburb itself.
Stockton is a peninsula, with the Hunter River at the south and south-west and the Pacific Ocean at the east. On the eastern side are sand dunes and surfing beaches, with numerous shipwrecks at its north, while on the western side there are marshes, where many migratory birds can be spotted. There are numerous spots at Stockton suitable for recreational fishing.
For many years, Stockton was linked to Newcastle’s Central Business District (“Overtown” or “Over Seas” in Stocktonian parlance) at the south by passenger and vehicular ferry services. While there is still a passenger ferry service, vehicular traffic is now connected by the Stockton Bridge, built in 1971 as part of a northern detour to the outside world.