With Tomaree National Park, the Worimi Conservation Lands (encompassing the monumental Stockton Bight Sand dunes) and a marine park covering 98,000 hectares... it’s little wonder we attract so many nature lovers to the region. Take a Marine Park day cruise to see our resident dolphins and between May and November 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, or climb Tomaree headland and be rewarded with a spectacular view!
This is natures playground so let’s celebrate all things Mother Nature… Welcome to Naturefest 2018
Dolphin & Whale Cruises
With over 140 bottlenose dolphins calling Port Stephens home, it’s no wonder these friendly locals are sighted so often. And, from May to November, see the magnificent humpback whales up close and personal.
Surfing, Kayaking & SUP
Hire a kayak or SUP or join an eco adventure tour around the postcard perfect bays and white sand beaches. Surfers can choose from endless beach breaks to suit beginners and experienced and first timers can take a surf lesson.
For an exhilarating way to explore the dunes, travel by off-road vehicle and surf down the 30 metre slopes on custom sandboards.
4WD Sand Dune Tours
The Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Bight Sand Dunes) are truly one of nature’s masterpieces. Stretching 32kms these are the largest dunes of their kind in the southern hemisphere.
The ultimate experience for the adventurous... ride from bush to beach across the desert wilderness. Safe but sandsational!
Camel and Horse Riding
Relax and experience the peace and tranquillity of riding horseback through the bush, or a sunset camel adventure over the dunes and along the beach.
Walking & Cycling
Port Stephens is a great place to explore by bike! From rugged mountain biking along coastal tracks to family-friendly cycle paths. Bring your own, join an organised tour or hire a bike once here.
Nature & Wildlife
Port Stephens thrives with an abundant environment filled with remarkable flora, fauna and marine species. Take an eco-tour, see koalas in their natural habitat and learn about bush tucker.
Walk to the top of Tomaree Headland Lookout to enjoy striking views of Port Stephens and the offshore islands. It will take you about half an hour or so to reach the top but it is well worth the effort.