Port Stephens Day Tour From Sydney Including 4WD, Sandboarding and Dolphin Watching
Discover the stunning white sand beaches and sparkling waters of the North Coast on this Port Stephens day trip from Sydney.
View the wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park and witness snake and funnel spider milking. Enjoy an action packed day sandboarding and driving by purpose build 4WD along Stockton Beach sand dunes. Finish up the afternoon with a cruise along the stunning blue waters on a dolphin watching cruise, a picture perfect experience.
Travel by air-conditioned coach over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as you make your way to the picturesque coastal region of Port Stephens. Keep an eye out for the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Park as you travel through the stunning Hawkesbury region viewing natural sandstone, waterways and Eucalypt forests.
Located a short 2.5-hour drive from Sydney, Port Stephens is one of Sydney’s favorite holiday destinations. Popular due to its warm weather, crystal clear water, boutique shopping and incredible dolphin and whale watching.
Head to Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, Australia’s largest sand dune system stretching 20-miles (32km) in length from Stockton to Anna Bay. Stockton Beach boasts a mix of surreal landscape and history barren of vegetation and home to a number of shipwrecks. Once serving as a bombing and gunnery range during World War Two, Stockton Beach is now popular for its sand dunes, some reaching 131-feet (40 meter). Travel by purpose-built 4WD to Stockton Bight where you’ll spend 1-hour enjoying the thrill of high speed sandboarding down the enormous dunes.
Check out a unique milking process done to funnel spiders and snakes, at the Australian Reptile Park, and view the wildlife.
Next, travel approximately 30-minutes to Nelson Bay, another stunning beachside stop to explore the village and waterfront marina. Here you’ll have time to grab lunch at one of the local restaurants (own expense) before boarding your dolphin watching cruise.
Hop aboard your 1.5-hour dolphin watching cruise in search of the majestic and gentle bottlenose dolphin. There are many dolphin pods in the area so there is always a high chance of seeing one. You’ll have the perfect vantage point on-board as you sit on one of the three viewing decks or if you’re feeling adventurous, jump into the water and go boom netting.