TRAVEL ALERT PRIOR TO VISITING
As cool weather rolls in and the big crowds move on, the scene is set for some very special food escapes to Port Stephens – where the order of the day on our coastal food trail and local menus is sublime small-farm produce, artisan beer and our famous Port Stephens Seafood - all enjoyed straight from the source!
Port Stephens is known as the blue water paradise and popular with beachgoers in summer, but it’s also the go-to destination in winter to see humpback whales and enjoy the great outdoors.
From surfing sand dunes to hiking up coastal headlands, Port Stephens, in New South Wales, has adventure in spades. Here are our five favourite activities for adrenaline junkies:
Port Stephens has as much surf as it does turf. If this is a pitstop on the legendary Pacific Coast Drive or you’re docking for the weekend, then follow our itinerary and scratch the sandy surface of what’s possible in Port Stephens, only 2 1/2 hours' north of Sydney.
Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Port Stephens is the perfect school holiday destination, with plenty of activities to suit the fussiest five-year-old or budding photographer in your family. Help form a humongous human Humpback, create your own bird feeder, tackle one of our many cycle trails or capture the best nature shot in Port Stephens to win a fantastic Shutterfest prize. Here is our list of top activities for this July school holidays in Port Stephens.
Apart from being one of the oldest whale-watching cruise companies in the region – which means they have loads of expertise - they were also the first to spot a whale in 2016 and 2017.
How to have an action packed day taking in Port Stephens National Parks. Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens is a great weekend getaway.
Nature lovers are invited to take part in the annual census of Port Stephens’ resident bottlenose dolphins this Sunday (June 4, 2017). The dolphin census is part of Naturefest, which will run from June 1 to July 15, 2017.
Excitement spread throughout the port today as reports of our the first confirmed whale sighting as part of the 2017 Whale Watching season!!!!!
This March through April 2017, set sail on an exhilarating program of ocean racing and leisure sails that explore the magnificent waterways, captivating natural beauty and genuine hospitality unique to this tightly held haven on the East Coast of Australia.
Whilst it’s pretty amazing to see the magnificent creatures up close and personal from a whale watching boat, you don’t actually have to leave the shore to see the Humpbacks in Port Stephens – just ask the locals! That’s what I did.