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Port Stephens Dolphins & Dunes

  • Dolphins

    Dolphins

  • 4WD, Stockton Bight Sand Dunes

    4WD, Stockton Bight Sand Dunes

  • Dolphin Watching

    Dolphin Watching

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Australian Reptile Park

    Australian Reptile Park

  • Group of Dolphins

    Group of Dolphins

Tour codes: J86S

Prices From

$159

adult ?

$80

child ?

$159

concession ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Itinerary

En Route

Today you’re visiting the picturesque coastal town of Port Stephens. Heading out over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary as you travel through the beautiful Hawkesbury Ranges.

Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the largest steel arch bridges in the world. Known to Sydneysiders as ‘the Coathanger’, the bridge was designed in 1924 to connect the northern and southern shores of the city.

Hawkesbury Ranges

A haven for nature and history lovers, the Hawkesbury region is situated among Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Parks. This morning your journey will take you through the evergreen landscape of its countryside and historic towns.

Australian Reptile Park

North of Sydney you’ll stop on the Central Coast to visit the Australian Reptile Park. Here you can really interact with the wildlife, including a walk with Hugo, a giant but gentle Galapagos tortoise. You can feed the friendly kangaroos and visit Elvis, a huge saltwater crocodile. For something a little more intriguing and less interactive, you can witness snake and funnel web spider milking – the park is the only supplier of many venoms that are critical in saving hundreds of lives each year.

Port Stephens

It’s back on board now to continue on to lovely Port Stephens. Often referred to as Australia’s blue water paradise, Port Stephens’ quiet golden beaches are surrounded by crystal clear water and never-ending blue skies. The abundance of marine life here makes it the ideal location to spend some time on the water in search of dolphins and other amazing aquatic creatures.

Dolphin Watching

You have the opportunity to purchase lunch (own expense) before your board your dolphin watch cruise. Now you’ll hop on your luxury catamaran and head out on the water in search of dolphins. The beautiful and gentle bottlenose dolphins have several pods in the area so there is very good chance of seeing one, if not many. While enjoying the dolphins and the view from one of the three viewing decks, your hosts will be on hand to ensure a great day for everyone.

Sandboarding

The Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Bight Sand Dunes) is the largest sand dune system in Australia. Stretching for 32 kilometres, this surreal landscape is barren of vegetation and has dunes that climb up to 40 metres high. You’ll travel in a purpose-built 4WD to Stockton Bight where you can sandboard at your own pace or experience the thrill of high speed down the enormous dunes.

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2017.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 12.5 hours

Departs

Mon, Wed & Sat from 7.00am Sydney, (pick-ups at selected hotels)

Returns

Sydney, 7.30pm approximately

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Entry to Australian Reptile Park
  • Dolphin watching cruise
  • Sandboarding & 4WD tour
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Swimmers & towel (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Moderate level of fitness required for guests participating in the Sandboarding option.

Schedule

Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.
8.00am Depart Sydney
10.30am Australian Reptile Park
12.30pm Port Stephens (lunch break)
1.30pm Dolphin Watching Cruise
3.30pm Stockton Bight Sand Dunes (sandboarding)
7.30pm Sydney

Prices

Tour (J86S)

 
FROM
   
Base Tour
$159
Adult ?
$80
Child ?
$159
Concession ?
Total

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Free hotel pick-ups

Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge on selected tours if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.

Pick-up points
Hotel    Pickup Location    Pickup Time
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport   Front of Hotel    6:35am
Vibe Hotel Sydney   Front of Hotel    7:00am
Mercure Sydney   Front of Theatre    7:05am
Capitol Theatre   Pitt Street entrance    7:10am
Novotel Darling Harbour    Front of Hotel   7:20am
Parkroyal Darling Harbour   Front of Hotel   7:25am
Hilton Hotel Sydney   Pitt Street entrance   7:30am
Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour   Lower Ground Leve of Hotel, Slip Street Entrance   7:40am
Sofitel Wentworth    Front of Hotel   7:45am
Four Seasons Hotel   Level 3 - Harrington Street Entance   7:55am


In 2017 hotel pick-ups may be affected by major road works. Please call 1300 228 546 to confirm your pick-up location and time 24-48 hours prior to your travel date. Pick up times are valid from 1 April 2017.

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