Naturefest 2018

Mother Nature has provided Port Stephens with so many attractions - with a Marine Park comprising 26 beaches, a bay twice the size of Sydney Harbour, The Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Bight Sand Dunes) 32kms of the longest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, the magnificent humpback whales, as well as the friendly dolphins and Tomaree National Park, over 20 kilometres of dramatic rocky coastline and stunning, white, sandy beaches. So many nature activities, experiences and things to see and do in Port Stephens.

Take a Marine Park day cruise to see our resident dolphins or be amazed by the passing parade of migrating Humpback whales - a magnificent sight. See koalas in their natural habitat, pat a kangaroo, take a coastal walk, discover scenic mountain bike trails, slide down awe-inspiring dunes reach heights of over 30 metres, or climb Tomaree headland and be rewarded with a spectacular view! 

Nature Experiences

There are so many things to see and do in Port Stephens. Of course, there are our obvious natural stunners - the beaches, the waterways, the dunes, the whales, the dolphins - but our holiday destination provides visitors with so many activities, attractions and tours that you may have to extend your stay to experience them all.

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Human Whale

On Sunday 15th July, the human Humpback makes a comeback… at an all new location!

Get some porpoise in your life and join our World Record attempt to create the biggest human humpback as we celebrate Naturefest and the annual whale watching season. Join all the fun as the mammoth mammal takes shape on the sand of Fingal Beach. Registration is from 10am – 12noon in the reserve at Fingal Bay with the formation at 12noon on the beach.

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Dolphin Census

Join us at designated census viewing sites up and down the coast, on land and on water, to observe, photograph and record information as part of a population census of our resident Bottlenose Dolphins.

The Marine Parks Association is looking for volunteers for an hour between 11am - 12 noon to participate in the Port Stephens dolphin census on Sunday July 29th.

Please join the Marine Parks for one hour - it’s all for a good porpoise!

Register Here

Dolphin Census

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