Aquatic Playground, Whale & Dolphin Watching, Sand Boarding

Port Stephens Tour

A Port Stephens Tour lets you experience this ideal holiday location, with its wonderful beaches and beautiful sheltered bays, perfect spot to be relaxed, exhilarated, enchanted and amazed all in one day! With its 26 idyllic golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many sublime beautiful inlets welcome to paradise. All just a few hours north of Sydney!


Sandy beaches, national parklands and rugged coastlines, Port Stephens is the perfect place to get in touch with nature. The region is home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins, and there are plenty of tours departing from Nelson Bay which offer dolphin watching opportunities. Whale watching is also popular during the annual migration season between June and November. See these majestic animals on a whale watching cruise.

Other outdoor activity include the options of doing a beach camel ride, or the not to be missed fun activity of Sand boarding down the huge Sand Dunes at Anna Bay! These Sydney Tours have something for everyone and to never forget!

Tour Details

  • Duration
    10 Hours
  • Pickup
    7:00 am
    From your City/ Manly/ Kings Cross/ Haymarket/ Glebe accommodation, or from pre-arranged pickup points
  • Returns
    Back to the front door of your Sydney accommodation
  • Tour Price
    Full Day Tour: All Inclusive Sydney Tours (Lunch included) $195
    Children: $145 (ages 5 to 12 – no charge for infants)
    (Prices include GST)
  • Add On
    Unmissable Dolphin Watching Cruise (1.5 hours)
    Majestic Whale Watching Cruise…. in season (2.5 hour)
    Speed down the huge Dunes with a thrilling Sandboarding Adventure (1 hour)
    Idyllic guided Beach Camel Ride (20 minute)
  • Special
    Contact us Now for our Group/ Family discounts.
  • Tour Highlights
    Full-day tour to Port Stephens from Sydney with friendly local guides.
    Sightseeing on a Port Stephens Tour allows you to experience all the gorgeous scenic sights such as the lookouts over this enourmous waterway, which is twice the size of Sydney Harbour!
    Learn about the fascinating history of the region
    After some wine tasting and time to stroll amongst the vineyards
    Lunch at Nelson Bay Bowling Club with big views over the waterways
    Spot the many kangaroos on the return journey in parkland near Lake Macquarie
  • Activity Level
    A small amount of walking is involved
  • Inclusions
    Sightseeing around all the gorgeous scenic sights and waterways of Port Stephens
    Visit the Iconic Gan Gan Lookout with its enormous 360 degree views North to Hawks Nest, and South to Norah Head.
    Sit down to a delicious Lunch
    Led by a professional local guide
    Small-group tour in air conditioned minibus
    On the journey back to Sydney we stop at parkland to pet and hand feed some wild but friendly Kangaroos
    Hotel pickup
    Bottled water

Set just a few hours from Sydney, a Port Stephens Tour is the perfect day trip if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city crowds and experience a slice of Australian paradise while you’re at it.

Our day-tour of this magical part of the world promises 26 breath-taking white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, a smattering of national parks. You can watch dolphins frolic in the impossibly blue waves, or dive into something more adventurous at take a 4WD trip down the huge dunes.

When we arrive in Port Stephens, it’s time to see what the area really has to offer with the option to climb aboard for an unmissable dolphin spotting boat. Keep your eyes peeled for the 150 bottlenose dolphins that call this part of Australia home. Choose to view the magnificent creatures from the viewing deck, or in summer for the more adventurous you can also get even closer via the boom net attached to the back of the boat.

If you’re traveling between May and November, you’ll be able to upgrade to a whale watching cruise as well. The boat will take you further out where you can watch the annual migration of thousands of Humpback and Minke Whales takes place.

After docking back at the Marina we go to a lovely restaurant for a delicious sit down lunch which also has some outstanding elevated water views. After this its time to do a sightseeing drive around all the gorgeous scenic sights of Port Stephens, with a stop on top of a great mountain lookout which has a 240 degree waterways view. This amazing waterway is actually twice the size of Sydney Harbour!

Next, you can either spend some free time exploring Port Stephens in your own way, or you can choose to do the exciting sandboarding option. Where you’ll be taken on a 4WD over the Anna Bay dunes , and get to fly down the peaks on sand boards especially designed for this activity. You will definitely love this fast paced and adrenaline inducing adventure sport!

Once the afternoon comes to a close, we’ll travel back towards Sydney, but before this we still have one more amazing spot to visit on our return journey. That is the unforgettable experience of petting and hand feeding the many friendly, but wild Eastern Grey Kangaroos that live in tranquil parkland area. This truly is the ultimate ‘Aussie’ wildlife experience!

Slowly but surely, you’ll see the glittering lights of the city appear, and after a very enjoyable action packed Port Stephens Tour, we’ll finally bring you back to your accommodation’s front door

  • Awsome .Aimee n Brogan had a action packed day when you dropped them off met a lot of Home and Away  actors.Thankyou so much for your hospitality n great tour.

    Raewyn Robinson
  • We had a fantastic day out and even got to see the filming of a scene in Home and Away! Highly recommend the tour, top marks from me and my family!! 🙂

    Simonne Fairbanks
  • That day was absolutely magical… Great weather and lots of sunshine! What a great way to do the Northern Beaches tour! Mike and the Go Beyond Tours team know how to best show you around this part of Sydney. Makes for a really unforgettable trip. Thanks again Mike!!

    Ayee Octa
  • A1 day spent with Mike, route great so much seen in the day thank you would highly recommend

    Rae Petersen‎
  • Had the best ever day with Go Beyond Tours today.Huge Thanks Mike u made our day with an amazing friendly & went out of your way to give us a day to remember.Huge ?up to well organised n nothing was too much.made our girls day taking them back Monday for Home n Away filming @ Summer Bay. ☺ ☺

    Raewyn Robinson
  • The tour was awesome! Justine and I really enjoyed seeing all the sights in the Northern Beaches. We will for sure recommend your tour to anyone we know that is heading to Australia!

    David Surrey
  • Had a great time! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the views were breathtaking! I can’t wait to go back! I was even able to see the live filming of Home and Away! 😮

  • We took this tour on our honeymoon, and Im so glad we did! Its a new tour, and our tour guide Mike could have easily cancelled the tour (as we were the only 2 on the bus), but Im happy he didnt! You get to see the other side of Sydney on this tour. And its well worth it (: beautiful beaches!

    Justine B
  • Go Beyond Tours is a must! Mike is awesome and the sights you see in one day Amazing. Thanks for a great day

    Aimee Williams
  • Excellent and Friendly service.. Highly recommend this tour agent. Day well spent exploring Northern Beaches. Thank you for the great experience.

    Shiranga Mendis
  • Northern beaches full day tour was an enjoyable day. Lots of stops with walks, great views and Michael was very informative. Definitely recommend Go Beyond Tours

    Clare Willis
  • I had an unforgettable day with this tour. Went to the northern beaches, seeing all the good spots, had the chance to see dolphins even. Very local trip, with a guide who provide you good knowledge and information of the area and the history. Recommended 100%.

    Jesus Marquez
  • Had a great time with Mike on tour started off perfect collected at hotel on time. Headed off for first stop
    Great views and spots to stop over at.Mike really knows how to make the most if the day. Great value for Money. Definitely recommend doing this tour.

    James Pollock
  • We did two tours with Mike and enjoyed both of them immensely! We spent two full days exploring the Northern Beaches and later the Blue Mountains (with airport transfer at the end of the day). This is a much better option than booking through cruise ships. You’ll do more, be more comfortable, and enjoy the flexibility that touring with a small group offers (or as a private booking) — and at lower cost and greater value. We won’t hesitate to tour with Mike on our next trip!

    Janet Pearson
  • Absolutely amazing day exploring the Northern Beaches! Mike is a fantastic guy who is very knowledgeable and able to share history and stories about the local area. The tour itinerary covered all the key sights on the Northern Beaches, taking in some of the most spectacular and stunning scenery. Everything is included in the tour, even lunch at the Palm Beach Golf Club. This is a must do tour when visiting Sydney. Fantastic value for money and highly recommended!

    David Cherrie
  • This was one of the best tours I experienced in Sydney!!! My tour guide, Michael, went above and beyond to tailor the sites we saw to my interests. We were even able to see the filming of Home and Away!!! I would recommend this tour to my friends.

    Darshana Bhatt
  • We had the most wonderful tour with Mike, although the weather was not perfect we got to see so much!! Highly recommend this Company, such personal and high quality service., thank you so much for a great day and wonderful memories of the views of the Northern Beaches, the National Parks (with the Wallaby) and of course the setting of Home and Away. Truly an amazing experience.

  • Dylan and Aaron had a great time with you. They really enjoy your company and Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Sightseeing Tour. You were an awesome tour guide

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