Aquatic Playground, Whale & Dolphin Watching, Sand Boarding

Port Stephens Tour - Private

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 or even Quad Biking 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
    Between 7:30 and 8am
    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:  From Sydney Tours  From $160
    Children: $145 (ages 5 to 12 – no charge for infants)
  • 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 enormous waterway!
    • Learn about the fascinating history of the region
    • Lunch Option where you can purchase own meals at either at local cafe or at Nelson Bay Bowling Club with big views over the waterways
  • Activity Level
    A small amount of walking is involved
  • What’s Included
    • Led by professional private local guide – Mike Bryant
    • Pick up and drop off at your Sydney hotel, cruise or airport
    • Personalised & Private Sydney Tour in new air conditioned minibus
    • Sightseeing around all the gorgeous scenic sights and waterways of Port Stephens
    • Visit the Iconic Gan Gan Lookout with its enormous 360 degree views
    • Hotel pickup
    • Cold Bottled water
  • What’s Not Included
    • Lunch
    • Dolphin Watching Cruise
    • Majestic Whale Watching Cruise
    • Sand boarding Adventure
    • Camel Ride
    • Optional gratuity
    • Quad Biking
  • Optional Activities
    • Unmissable Dolphin Watching Cruise (1.5 hours)
    • Majestic Whale Watching Cruise…. in season (2.5 hour)
    • Speed down the huge Dunes with a thrilling Sand boarding Adventure (1 hour)
    • Idyllic guided Beach Camel Ride (20 minute)
    • Quad Biking Sand dune thrills (1 hour)

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 from Sydney 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 sand boarding 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 and we have had a thrilling & full day , we’ll begin to travel back towards Sydney.

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.