Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding and Australian Wildlife

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Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding and Australian Wildlife information and booking

from
$166
Duration
11 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from centrally located Sydney hotels OR Star City Casino, Pyrmont, Sydney
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm
Time of departure
8am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the scenic North Coast region of Port Stephens on a full-day coach tour from Sydney. Visit a wildlife park to check out the critters, then hop on a boat in Nelson Bay to look for bottlenose dolphins. Hit the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes for a 4WD tour and a chance to try sandboarding! With wildlife viewings including Australian favorites like koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils, plus a dolphin-watching cruise and sand dune tour, you’ll dive into the natural world just outside urban Sydney.

After pickup from your Sydney hotel, head north by comfortable coach, crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hawkesbury River along the way. Hear informative and entertaining live onboard commentary about the sights you pass.


About an hour from Sydney, stop at the Australian Reptile Park and have about 45 minutes to see the exhibits, which present a range of species from around the globe. Check out native Australian critters like platypus, Tasmanian devils, wombats, and wallabies; explore high-tech interactive displays in Spider World; feed a kangaroo or pet a koala.

Next, return to the coach and drive 1.5 hours to the picturesque bay of Port Stephens. The coach will take you to the town of Nelson Bay where you’ll have approximately one hour for lunch (own expense) before boarding your boat for the dolphin cruise. You also have the option to upgrade to an included buffet lunch on board the boat when you book your tour.

After lunch, set out on a 1.5-hour cruise to look for bottlenose dolphins. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary as you cruise around the scenic waters, getting great views of the Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands as well. Grab your swim gear for a ride in the boom net and perhaps get close to a friendly dolphin! Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are provided on the cruise.

When you return to shore, meet the 4WD vehicle tour for a 1-hour experience in the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, the largest sand dune system in Australia. Some of the dunes measure more than 100 feet (30m) high! Try sandboarding on the dunes for a memorable thrill.

After the 4WD trip to the sand dunes, reboard your coach for your return to Sydney.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 4wd adventure tour
  • Dolphin cruise
  • Admission to australian reptile park
  • Sandboarding
  • Live commentary on board
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)