Port Stephens Tours

Things To Do in Port Stephens

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Gan Gan Hill Lookout

Enjoy spectacular views of Port Stephens and beyond from Gan Gan Hill Lookout. Admire scenic views over the bays of Port Stephens, Yacaaba and Tomaree headlands, Tomaree National Park and the Stockton sand dunes.

Recommended time 0.5 hrs.

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Camel and Horse Riding

Ride the ships of the desert along Birubi Beach and the Stockton Sand Dunes or well trained horses along creeks, through casuarina forest and koala habitat. Suitable for beginners through to experienced riders.

Recommended time 0.5 – 1 hr.

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Hike to Tomaree Head

Tomaree Head Summit walk offers a short but challenging 2.2km hike and picturesque ocean views across Port Stephens and beyond. Enjoy panoramic views of Yacaaba Head, Cabbage Tree, Boondelbah and Broughton Islands.

Recommended time 2 hrs.

girl sandboarding on stockton sand dunes


Take on a sandboarding adventure on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. This sandboarding adventure takes you across the dunes in a custom 4WD to a private sandboarding area. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Recommended time 1 – 2 hrs.

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Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

Educational shark and ray encounters are fun for the whole family. Enjoy a visit to an interactive aquarium and get up close and personal with sharks and rays. Open 9-5 every day except Christmas Day.

Recommended time 2-3 hrs.

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Dolphin Discovery Cruise

Departing from Nelson Bay, enjoy dolphin watching in the dolphin capital of Australia. Expansive open deck boats with covered all weather indoor viewing provide world-famous resident wild bottlenose dolphin adventure.

Recommended time 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Port Stephens Activities

From the beautiful sands of Worimi Regional Park to the blue water wonderland that is Port Stephens, our customised Port Stephens tours can take in many of the must-do sights and activities offered around Port Stephens:

  • Quad bike or camel rides
  • Off-shore fishing
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Feeding sharks or baby animals
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • 4WD adventure tours
  • Hiking to Tomaree Head
  • Murray beer and wine tasting

Let Classic Tours design a fun-filled day of adventure and sight-seeing. Explore beautiful Port Stephens on foot, bicycle or tick off the bucket list and take in the sights with one of our Mustang tours. Call us now on 1300 687 622 for a quote.

About Port Stephens

Port Stephens is an easy two and a half hours drive north of Sydney and about 60 minutes from Newcastle. A perfect escape for a weekend or an extended stay, this popular destination is filled with a wealth of bucket-list adventures for you and your family to experience.

Located within the Worimi Conservation Lands adjacent to stunning Stockton Beach, the spectacular Stockton Bight Sand Dunes are the largest moving coastal dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. These awe-inspiring dunes and surrounding areas are ideal for sand-boarding, quad biking, horse and camel rides as well as fishing. Beach and dune driving in your own 4 wheel drive (with a permit) is popular way to enjoy the area at your own pace, alternatively tackle the dunes with a 4 wheel drive adventure tour.

Port Stephens is perfect for a beach holiday. With 26 stunning beaches, you’ll find plenty of soft golden sand, surf breaks and sheltered bays to enjoy. Picnic tables and barbecue facilities are available in tranquil reserves at a number of beaches, with incredible vistas at every turn. Port Stephens is a hub for water sports of all kinds. You’ll find plenty of things to do, such as snorkelling, diving, fishing, sailing, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and water skiing. Dolphin and whale watching tours are also very popular.

Port Stephens is home to state of the art marinas, golf courses, pubs and clubs as well as many waterfront restaurants and cafes to relax and indulge. The more adventurous can take a hike to the summit of Tomaree Head, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views over Port Stephens and along the coastline from two viewing platforms. Alternatively, enjoy the spectacular views of Port Stephens and beyond from Gan Gan Hill Lookout, which is accessable by car and has wheelchair access to the viewing platforms.

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