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Port Stephens Whale Watching - Day Trip

Get the best views of migrating whales frolicking at Port Stephens and enjoy sandboarding fun on this adventurous day out from Sydney

Sydney, Australia
Start & End TimeStart & End Time7am to 7:30pm
Max Group SizeMax Group Size20
Minimum AgeMinimum Age8+
MealsMealsNot included
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationSydneyi
Best SellerBest Seller

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Full-day guided adventure to discover the beauty & wildlife of Port Stephens

  • Sand board the impressive Stockton Sand Dunes

  • Cruise over the Anna Bay Dunes in a 4WD

  • Enjoy a whale watching cruise to see majestic whales & other marine life

  • Take in the views from incredible 360-degree coastal lookouts

  • Experienced driver/guide to enhance your experience

  • Convenient return transfers from selected Sydney locations

What to Expect

Every year between June and October, close to 10,000 humpback and minke whales migrate along the East Coast of Australia. Witness the greatness of these extraordinary creatures on a whale-watching cruise in Port Stephens, and spot some of the dolphins that call this beautiful region home. Not only will you go in search of wildlife, but you will also get to explore this fantastic coastline via 4WD and give sandboarding a go! 


Join your awesome guide as they pick you up early morning from Sydney to head over the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the mid-north coast of New South Wales. After a brief refreshment stop on the way, you will head towards the amazing Stockton Beach for a little sandboarding adventure on the dunes.


Jump in a big 4WD and cruise over the huge Anna Bay dunes to find the biggest drops possible to board down. Embrace the challenge, take a deep breath and whizz down the enormous sand dunes on boards specially designed to fly down sand! Take a moment to soak in the views over the stunning coastline while the adrenaline rushes through you.


When you arrive at Port Stephens, take a break for lunch (own expense) at Nelson Bay, the main town of Port Stephens. You will find some cute little souvenir shops around so feel free to have a browse and take in the local atmosphere before joining your amazing whale-watching cruise for the afternoon.


Nelson Bay is the ideal spot to see plenty of whales playfully showing off some acrobatics as they make their way along the coast for their annual migration. The region is also home to a diverse array of other wildlife including dolphins, turtles and seabirds. Complete your day with a stop at a lookout offering majestic views over the pristine coast and hinterland before returning to Sydney.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We recommend you bring a water bottle, camera, hat, sunscreen, a jacket in cooler months & money to buy any extras such as souvenirs & snacks

  • Dress comfortably for the season you are visiting. We always recommend a jacket as it can be cooler on the water, even in the warmer months. Enclosed shoes are not necessary

There are no toilets on the bus but don’t worry, there will be plenty of comfort stops during the day!


Terms & Conditions:
  • Minimum age is 8 years

  • Cruises are subject to weather conditions & any other unforeseen circumstances

  • Please be ready 10 minutes prior to your pickup time

Cancellation Policy:

    • Date &/or name change permitted up to 24 hours before departure for no fee

    • Cancellation 24+ hours before departure = 100% refund

    • Cancellation or rebooking less than 24 hours before tour departure = credit given

    • Failure to travel = non-refundable


    • Date &/or name change permitted up to 24 hours before tour departure incurs a $35 fee per person.

    • Cancellation at any time = non-refundable

    • Failure to travel = non-refundable

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