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Port Stephens Dolphins & Dunes

  • 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

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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

One hour 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 the 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.

Please note: You’ll have approximately one hour to purchase lunch (own expense) before you join the dolphin watching cruise. 

Dolphin Watching

Now you’ll hop on your luxury boat 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 always a 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.


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 sand-board at your own pace or experience the thrill of high speed down the enormous dunes.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 12 hours


Mon, Wed & Sat from 6.50am
(pick-ups at selected hotels)


7.30pm approximately, Sydney

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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  • 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
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

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


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


Tour (J86S)

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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 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

The following pick-ups will be in effect from 1st April 2016.

Hotel    Pickup Location    Pickup Time
Crescent on Bayswater    Front of Hotel    6.50am
Four Points Sheraton    Front of Hotel    8.00am
Four Seasons    Level 3 – Harrington Street entrance    8.05am
Hilton Hotel Sydney    Pitt Street entrance    7.50am
Novotel Darling Harbour    Front of Hotel   7.35am
Parkroyal Darling Harbour   Front of Hotel   7.40am
Rydges World Square   Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance   7.45am
Sofitel Wentworth    Front of Hotel   7.05am
Vibe Hotel Sydney    Front of Hotel   7.15am
YHA Central    Front of Hostel    7.20am

In Sydney, you will be picked up by your specific touring vehicle an commence your day tour without the need to go to a centralised departure point to swap vehicles.

Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.


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