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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South WalesCross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and travel over the Hawkesbury River, a holiday hub for boat lovers Stop At: Australian Reptile Park, Gosford, New South Wales Discover native wildlife at a zoo with a bite – the Australian Reptile Park. Get up-close to the wildlife, including echidnas, platypus and dingoes. Hand-feed the friendly kangaroos, see cute koalas and a huge saltwater crocodile Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Greater Newcastle, New South WalesIn Port Stephens, there’s time to purchase lunch (own expense) before you board your dolphin-watching cruise. Hop on to the catamaran and head out on the water in search of dolphins • The bottlenose dolphins have several pods in the area, so there is a very good chance of seeing one, if not many • Be entertained with informative commentary and spectacular scenery of the bay and Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens, Greater Newcastle, New South WalesTravel in a purpose-built 4WD vehicle to the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, the largest sand dune system in Australia, stretching for 32 kilometres over 2,500 hectares. Sandboard at your own pace or experience the thrill of high speed down the enormous dunes. Duration: 1 hour