Port Stephens Dolphin Day Trip
7am - 7pm
Port Stephens is just over two hours from Sydney and worth a visit all year round. It boosts 26 stunning golden beaches, National Parks, diverse marine life and is a great little Sydney escape. See playful dolphins, explore stunning beaches, take a 4WD trip on the beach, and slide down huge dunes. If you love nature and adventure, this is the trip for you!
Experienced and friendly tour guide
Return air-conditioned vehicle transfers from Sydney to Port Stephens
Visit a wildlife park
Dolphin watching cruise (1.5 hours)
Go sand boarding at Stockton Beach and Anna Bay Sand Dunes
Free time for swimming (conditions permitting)
Lunch (bring a packed lunch or grab lunch at one of the Nelson Bay cafes)
Wednesday & Saturday only
7:00 am: Bondi Junction- In front of the Meriton Serviced Apartments near Grafton St exit from Bondi Junction Train Station
7:10 am: Kings Cross Station- In front of the Holiday Inn, 203 Victoria St, Potts Point behind Kings Cross Station
7:25 am: Central Station- St Laurence Church, meet at the front entrance of St Laurence Church, 812 George Street.
7:45 am: Circular Quay – Macquarie Place Park, in front of the Obelisk, corner of Loftus St and Bridge St
From 7:00 am
7:00 pm Sydney Central
One of our awesome guides will pick you up early morning and soon you’ll find yourself going over the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the mid north coast of New South Wales. Our first stop is Walkabout Wildlife Park where you get up close and personal with Aussie wildlife! Pet a kangaroo, feed the farmyard animals and say G’day to the resident Emu!
When we arrive at Port Stephens, take a break for lunch (own expense) at Nelson Bay, the main town of Port Stephens. There are a few cute little souvenir shops around so feel free to have a browse and take in the local atmosphere.
Then we board a boat to go dolphin watching! The region is home to over 150 playful bottlenose dolphins who are known to play around the boat. You can grab a complimentary coffee or tea and spot these grey beauties from the spacious viewing deck or jump in the boom net attached to the boat to get up close and personal. During June and October you can upgrade to our whale watching cruise. The annual whale migration takes place around this time with plenty of whales playfully showing off some acrobatics as they make their way along the coast.
After our dolphin time, we take you sand boarding at Stockton Beach! We will jump in a big 4WD and cruise over the huge Anna Bay dunes to find the biggest drops possible to go down! Embrace the challenge, take a deep breath and whizz down huge sand dunes on a boards especially designed to fly down sand!
Our Port Stephens day tour departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Sydney, all year round.
The Fine Print
If you choose not to purchase the sand boarding option on the tour, there is some free time in the afternoon at the beach where you can go swimming (weather permitting). You will need to bring your towel.