For an escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, travel out to this glorious sand and sea region!

Port Stephens is a complete gem to visit, located a stone’s throw away from Sydney, it is the perfect locations for a great weekend escape! Stunning to see, the scenery’s colour palette is made up of white sandy beaches, sapphire waters, and bright blue skies. Whether you’re travelling solo, with friends or your partner, Port Stephens will leave you satisfied!

  • Sand Boarding

    With jaw-dropping dunes that can reach heights of up to 40 metres, you can get your thrills and spills as you surf down these dunes! Visitors can choose to sit, lie, or even stand on the boards while soaring down the slopes!

  • Quad biking

    Churn up the sand as you speed along the dunes on your very own quad bike! Even if you are new to this, quad biking can be easy, with it catering to the whole family! Adrenaline junkies will love this activity, with you choosing how fast you can go. Quad biking is also a great way to see the entire region, with the bike path going over the dunes, through the bush, and along the sandy beach coast!

  • Camel Rides

    Slow down to see the sites on this memorable camel ride around the dunes. Imagine you are within the Sahara Desert and enjoy this laid-back journey offered for all ages above 2 years. Make a new friend with your animal conveyance and take in the marvellous scenery of Port Stephens. For an even better view, join on the sunset tours to see the brilliant glow of orange cover the sand and sea!

  • Dolphin/Whale Spot

    Once you’ve finished discovering the desert wilderness, head out on the boat to see what the sea has to offer. Port Stephens is a great place to see the local marine life, with bottleneck dolphins and humpback whales frequently seen roaming about the waters. The 165 bottleneck dolphins found in the waters live there permanently around the coast, but the whales can only be seen during their yearly migration period.

  • Mount Tomaree

    Another fun activity at Port Stephens is the hiking up to Mount Tomaree. The entryway to Port Stephens is flanked by this mountain, which stretches up to provide the best views of the region. Simply hike up the 1 kilometres walking trail to see the view before heading back down, with the entire trip only taking around 90 to 120 minutes to complete. After this, head down to Zenith beach and enjoy the pristine sandy beach and its seclusion.

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