Port Stephens Experience - Day Trip from Sydney with Dolphin Watching

What To Expect

Discover the beautiful coastline north of Sydney as you spend the day on Port Stephens' white sandy beaches surrounded by the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise, go parasailing or try sandboarding at Stockton Bight.


  • Type:
  • Tours from Sydney
  • Departs From:
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Meeting Point:
  • Hotel pick up OR The Star at Darling Harbour or Lime St at King Street Wharf**
  • Duration:
  • 11 hours and 30 minutes
  • Availability:
  • Monday Wednesday Saturday at 08:00
  • Product Code:
  • 730
  • Languages:
  • uk


Discover this beautiful north coast region, with its holiday villages, white sandy beaches and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Ride the wave crests with the dolphins in the azure waters of sheltered Port Stephens where forests, villages and stately homes meet with the sea.


- Sydney Harbour Bridge, North Shore suburbs, Hawkesbury River and Ranges, Williamtown Air Force Base
- Dolphin watching cruise at Nelson Bay
Optional Activities:
- Stockton Bight Experience (4WD Adventure and Sandboarding)
- Stockton Bight Experience with Buffet Lunch
- Solo or Tandem Parasailing Experience

First, cross the Sydney Harbor bridge and tour through leafy and affluent North shore suburbs. Then, traverse the Hawkesbury River and Ranges, where magnificent views of natural sandstone, waterway and Eucalypt forests await us. Pass Williamtown Air Force Base, home to Australia's FA18 Hornet fighter aircraft squadron.

Arrive at Port Stephens, where you get to choose your adventure. Combine the must-do Dolphin Watch Cruise with a 4WD and Sandboarding experience at the Stockton Bight sand dunes. Aboard a comfortable and modern 4WD vehicle, be awed by the stunning dunes that stretch on for over 2 500 hectares. Slide down this truly amazing landscape, the largest mobile sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere. Or you may choose to do Tandem Parasailing (minimum 2 passengers) for ultimate fun at the ultimate height.

On your cruise, watch out for the adorable bottle-nose dolphins when we board our luxury cruiser with 360-degree viewing decks at Nelson Bay. While you're at it, why not have a go at boom netting? Listen to the dolphins as they play or be entertained with informative commentary and spectacular scenery.

After the cruise, have some free time to enjoy and explore the village, before returning to Sydney.


- Admission to Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park
- Coach Tour to Port Stephens
- Dolphin Watching Cruise
- Pick up from (selected Sydney hotels)
- Transportation via luxury coach with free onboard Wi-Fi
- Optional activities depending on add-ons chosen


- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs unless booked
- Meals and drinks unless specified

Please Note

- Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy seats.
- *Parasailing rates from 01 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 are for Tandem, while rates from 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 are for Solo. Please inquire for Tandem rates for 2015-16 season.
- **Until 31 March 2015, the central meeting point is at The Star at Darling Harbour. Starting 01 April 2015, the new meeting point will be at Lime St at King Street Wharf.

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