Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Port Stephens and Nelson Bay 4WD Adventure Tour including Dolphin Cruise. 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.
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.
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.
While nice to get out of Sydney, this tour was just ok for me. The reptile park was nice, but I've been to better parks in Australia. I did get to pet a Koala, but I've held one at the Australia Zoo. Port Stephens is ok, the lunch was overpriced - I was starving by the time I got there. The food was mediocre. The boat was pretty boring and crowded, and only one dolphin tale was spotted. The best part of the day was sandboarding, that was really fun! It wasn't difficult for me to walk up the sand to slide down, but I'm in good shape - but others found it very difficult and got out of breathe. There is a ton of driving in the bus - about 6 hours total for the day. Not really worth it for Reptile Park and Port Stephens, to me, anyway. Then again, I do visit Hawaii regularly and have swam with wild spinner dolphins, so to others this tour may be much nicer. The guide was great, and gave a lot of interesting information.
Check when booking, that they will take you back to where they collected you from as I was told on the way back that they would only drop me back to central Sydney and I would have to make my own way back to Coogee. Very annoying.
The day trip was good, except we were only given 50 minutes at the reptile park,
It wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. Part of it was good but other parts were boring. On the dolphin cruise only the people on the side where the dolphins were got to see them. The captain never turned the boat around so the other side could see them.
The highlight of the tour is a disappointment. It was advertised that there will be 99% rate of seeing dolphins but we are so fortunate to be the 1% not seeing any. Tour should in return go further out the sea to try catching the dolphins but instead just stay on the same seabed and go round and round. 4WD Adventure tour is far from calling adventure. the 4WD vehicle just travel roughly 1km and stopped. Nevertheless, the tour guide for the trip is pretty professional and entertaining.