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Port Stephens

Known for Family-friendly, Beaches and Romantic

Take to the water and go whale watching, diving or fishing or just relax on beaches around this enormous natural harbour.

How do you get to Port Stephens?

Close to Sydney but with a relaxed coastal feel, Port Stephens is a popular holiday destination for those looking for action or relaxation on its many lovely beaches.

Roughly 200 Kilometres (125 miles) from central Sydney, Port Stephens has miles of pristine shoreline and is home to a huge range of marine and wild life.

Pack some lunch, grab your gear, and head to one of many beaches around Port Stephens. Many are patrolled by lifeguards, but others are nearly completely deserted. Stroll along the soft golden sand or jump straight into the crystal-clear waters. For a bit more action, learn to surf, hire a boat or jet ski, or even go parasailing. To swim with fish, turtles and even sharks, organise a diving trip with one of many local operators. For a look at some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures, take a dolphin and whale watching cruise.

Adventurers can take their four-wheel drives off road and onto the beach, or even tackle the Stockton Sand Dunes. Fishing enthusiasts will find some great spots right off the beach and along local creeks, or can hop aboard a chartered boat. For great views of the area, climb Tomaree Head. It’s a steep trek, but the trail and stairs are well maintained, and most people agree it’s worth the effort.

Explore some of the stunning countryside with a journey inland to Wallaroo and Karuah National Parks, or take a trip out to the Myall Lakes. When the sun starts to go down, make your way to one of several towns for a hearty meal and refreshing drink. Nelson Bay is the biggest and most popular, with a good selection of cafés, restaurants, and shops.

Port Stephens is where you’ll find untouched beaches and an addictive holiday atmosphere. Learn to surf, spot dolphins, or just lie on the sand and read a good book.

Activities in Port Stephens

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Take a cruise around magnificent Port Stephens Harbour on the biggest boat in the bay. Keep an eye out for the resident Bottlenose Dolphins as you head out on the water. Take in the sights of Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands, Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay and the Northern Harbour.

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Take a trip to Port Stephens for famous unique animal encounter with Sharks and Rays. Your experienced guide will take you on a journey through the aquarium, providing bounds of educational facts on the beautifully Sting Rays, Sharks and other amazing Sea-life.

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Dive into the world of humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins in an interactive day trip to Port Stephens, the “Dolphin Capital” of Australia. Spend time along Australia's famous coast enjoying sun, surf, and sand in this great day out by the sea.

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Take a cruise around magnificent Port Stephens Harbour on the biggest boat in the bay. Keep an eye out for the resident Bottlenose Dolphins as you head out on the water. Take in the sights of Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands, Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay and the Northern Harbour.

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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.

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Take a trip to the beautiful Port Stephens for a unique animal adventure. Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters has fast become famous for it's passion for conservation and incredible friendly Sharks.

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