Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding and Australian Wildlife. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great Trip! We saw little Tasmanian devil babies, alligators, platypus and we fed wallabies. Our tour guide was very informative and interesting. He even told us about differences in making wine in Australia and France when we drove close to Hunter Valley region. We had 1 hour for lunch in Port Stephens so we went for a quick swim as well. We had beautiful views from the boat and had great fun doing Sand boarding. We didn't really see much Stockton Bight beach from 4WD because we were Sand boarding the whole time there.
Fabulous food on the boat. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Was disappointed we had to swim a ways from the beach out to the reef. Not easy if you're out of shape.
Took a while to find the dolphins and I had nices trips in the past. Sand boarding was great!!!!
This whole day was nice except the 4WD adventure tour - all this is a 2 minute drive to the sand dunes where you do sand boarding. The whole day was a bit rushed and never had alot of time at some places
Memorable experiences from the tour was being able to feed the kangaroos, seeing wild dolphins in action (did a flip!), and, sand boarding. The trip though was quite long but the first-time experiences was really great!
I enjoyesd the trip the san dunes were nice the dolfins were out playing it was great cruise and 4wd drive tours was good
Was a great trip/ fabulous driver and a lot of fun
the day was full of fun fun fun!! thank you very much Viator! just 1 thing, pick up service was cancelled after I made payment..However, i forgave after excellent tour!
I liked the services such as friendly staff and comfortable vehicles. Time for travel was managed appropriately.
to little tome spent looking for Dolphins to much time spent dragging a net after the boat for people to lay in. Saw one group of dolphins far away. Didnt go looking for more. I thought 4 by 4 ment driving a four by four not being transported in a buss with four weel drive. To many things put in one tour not enough time.
I would not go again.
Good for sightseeing out of Sydney but not meet expectation in terms of Adventure, Excitement, New New.
Hard to see dolphins (uncontrollable factors).
Be aware that we need to spend up to 5-6 hours on tour bus.
It was fun, but a long ride on a bus, so I'd only do this tour if you have a spare day.
Also, I was expecting that we would get to drive 4-wheelers around for a while. However it's just a 5-min ride in a 4 wheel drive bus.
Overall fine time but I thought we should have done a blue mtn tour instead
1. Reptile Park too short stay just 1 hour, we din manage to view all
2. Sandboarding was great experience for us! We enjoy it very much
3. Nice Lunch on board for Dolphin watching but we find it too short as captain start heading back once we spotted 3-4 dolphins, feels like kind of job done here we go.
4. AAT King driver guide is good, Danny if I am not wrong, We enjoy the lovely and nice coach
Too much driving! When you finally get to destination you feel very rushed that you can enjoy it.
Reptile Park- Great experience! We have to boys (2 and 3 years old) It was magical for them! They still talking about the animal and asking to see the video of the animals that we made at the park.
Dolphin- Beautiful scenery! The weather was not the best that day. It was very cold and raining and no many dolphins. I think it was not the right season for this activity. The food was TERRIBLE at boat! The staff was very nice!
Sand boarding- A lot fun! But the day was not the best for the activity. It was VERY wind! Again we felt very rushed.
Overall I'm glad we got to do it, but if I had to do it again I would do one activity at the time in different days. The driving was a killer specially with small children.
It was rushing in the morning due to traffic. Only spent 30 mins at the Reptile Park. Wish at least 45 minutes.
Not able to see much of the dolphin and the advert about swimming with the dolphine is misleading.
The reptile park was not the best, not very good conditions for the animals, and maybe like 10 all together. The dolphin cruise was nice but no dolphins despite the 99% success rate. Sandsurfing was fun, but we only stayed like 20 minutes. The 4wd was a waste of time, literally just drove around in a truck for 5 minutes to go sandsurfing and then it took as back to the bus. I felt like a majority of the tour was spent on the bus. Not very happy with it, especially since it was so expensive.
This was just okay. Could have been some of the people on the tour were just rude - poor manners. And the Dolphins, really not that exciting.
The trip was ok apart from the fact we wanted to swim with dolphins whereas the boat goes out to wtch dolphins and then goes back inshore and then lowers the nets near the beach. So unless the dolphins follow the boat back into the shore (unlikely) then you do not swim with dolphins. Also the boat was so crowded it was very difficult to get a good view of the dolphins although we did the trip during the main school holidays which would have impacted on the amount of people that were on board.