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Enjoy a trip to the North Coast, traveling to Port Stephens and the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, on a full-day guided tour from Sydney. Check out the wildlife at Australian Reptile Park, take a dolphin-watching cruise from Nelson Bay, experience 4-wheeling and sandboarding at the sand dunes, and soak up gorgeous scenery all along the route. Accompanied by a guide, enjoy views of kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, bottlenose dolphins, and other marine life for a memorable outdoors experience on Sydney's doorstep.


  • Full-day tour to Port Stephens with wildlife park, dolphin-watching cruise, 4WD tour, and sandboarding
  • Cross Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hawkesbury River
  • Discover diverse wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park
  • Look for bottlenose dolphins on a 1.5-hour cruise in Port Stephens
  • Take a 4WD tour of the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes
  • Sandboard down the giant dunes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding, and Australian Wildlife

Australian Reptile Park
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Get an early start with morning pickup from hotels in central Sydney, then head north in a comfortable climate-controlled coach, leaving the city via Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Stop at the Australian Reptile Park, located about one hour's drive outside of Sydney. Walk through informative displays that showcase a variety of species, including Australian native animals such as Tasmanian devils, platypus, wallabies, and wombats.

After approximately 45 minutes at the park, continue your scenic drive to Port Stephens, stopping in Nelson Bay where you have about one hour on your own for lunch (own expense) before taking your afternoon dolphin cruise.

Enjoy a 1.5-hour afternoon dolphin-watching cruise that takes you directly to the best spots for sightings of wild bottlenose dolphins. Learn about the playful creatures from your onboard guide and enjoy fantastic views of the Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands as well. Bring your swim gear as there are opportunities to take a dip or ride in the boom net. Your cruise also provides complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits.

Back on land, a 4WD-vehicle picks you up for an adventure at the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes. Ride off-road around the expansive landscape of dunes, which are part of Australia's biggest sand dune system, with some measuring more than 100 feet (30m) tall. You can also try sandboarding down the dunes.

Spend about one hour at the sand dunes, then reboard your coach for your return drive to Sydney.


Customer Reviews

Michael Ong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The bus driver is 3 !
Both me and my gf enjoyed it to the fullest !

Sarah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I really enjoyed this trip. Danny, the tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He was friendly throughout - making us feel relaxed and like we were in good hands.

I would definitely recommend!

Yara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An Amazing trip and adventure, loved every part of it :
Plus, awesome Coach and Guide... thank you Brad!

Sheila O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Nice trip!!! But the schedule was too tight. Oh the dolphin's were too shy, but we understand it is something we cant control.

Brianna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Enough to do that you won't be bored! Great for more adventurous travelers looking for different activities to do on the same day: feed kangaroos, look for dolphins, sand board. It was a great time with a fun guide and I recommend for others. It may seem like a long time on a bus, but our guide played movies to pass the time.

Isaac Low

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nice, comfy and friendly Coach!
I love the sand boarding. Great adventure, wonderful experience!

Dauphin United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic day, good value for money, great Tour guide from AAT King Tours - Dave, and I know my son thoroughly enjoyed his new experience of Sandboarding

Matt A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved it! The Australia Reptile Zoo was NOT to be missed. It's one of the best zoos! You get to pet/feed Kangaroo and Koala and so many more. It's amazing. :

Next - dolphin cruise. WOW. So cool to see them swimming in the wild.

Lastly - the sand dune rides were a blast. What an experience! Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

That was a great time for us. Thank you so much:


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome experience!! Hat's off to AAT king's Driver David. He was just awesome person!!

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