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Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding & Australian Wildlife

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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.
  • Combination tour of Australia's North Coast with transportation from Sydney
  • Admission to the Australian Reptile Park to learn about native animals
  • Sandboarding and 4-wheeling in Stockton Bight sand dunes
  • Spot bottlenose dolphins on a cruise in Nelson Bay
What to Expect
Roll out of bed and catch your early-morning tour bus right at the door to your hotel. Leave urban life behind via the Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy the changing scenery as your guide takes care of directions and driving.
The day's first stop is the Australian Reptile Park to peruse informative displays and see some of nature's most interesting creatures. Move on to Port Stephens, for lunch (own expense) before departing on a dolphin-watching cruise in Nelson Bay. Learn about these creatures from your onboard guide and enjoy views of Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands.
Back on land, transfer for a 4x4 vehicle for an exploration of Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, some of which are more than 100 feet (30 meters) tall. Take advantage of sandboarding if you choose.
Your tour returns you to your hotel at the end of the day.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip with a very nice driver. The mix of reptile and land-based fauna, boat to see dolphins, then sand boarding, was great for all of us.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank I4699JLanthonyt
Reviewed July 10, 2019

These tours are always exciting, looking looking out for the dolphins and also the calm of sailing on beautiful waters. Free tea, coffee and biscuits available, and lovely staff. Unfortunately, the commentary is not very clear in the downstairs dining room. We only saw a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank margw5
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Each individual segment of this tour was totally worth it for me! I think the time allotted to each site was great, not too much, not too little. I was lucky enough to have Roland as my driver/tour guide and his punctuality was topnotch! He...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We have been touring all over the world for Dolphin watching in India, Sri Lanka and other places but Port Stephens was the best. Lots of Dolphins around. It was a sunny and beautiful day. Moonshadow ferry guys are very good and very polite. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RamPradhan
AAT K, AAT Kings Marketing at Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding & Australian Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Dear RamPradhan, Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that Port Stephens has been a highlight of your travels! Spotting the dolphins is a magical experience and one of our favourites. Thanks again for travelling with us and we hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed May 21, 2018

Went for a day trip to Port Stephens and it was really amazing. The only bad thing I can think of is the slightly rushed itinerary where there wasn't sufficient time to fully enjoy each station (the sand dunes especially). Coach was well-equipped and very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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AAT K, AAT Kings Marketing at Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding & Australian Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Dear chuitinggg, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed Port Stephens with Glen. It's a beautiful region that our Driver Guides love to share with our guests. Thank you again for travelling with us and we look forward to welcoming you...More

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July 26, 2019|
Response from margw5 | Reviewed this property |
If it’s big suitcases..no. You can always ask the Tourist Information Shop nearby where can you store it.
April 27, 2019|
Response from wilfredo f |
We are being pickup at our hotel and drop off because it’s part of the tour
September 15, 2018|
Response from Daniel L |
There was a website showing it without wildlife park for $145. Sight Seeing Tours Australia.
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