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Adventures at Port Stephens – Entrancing Experiences for the Active Visitor

In the environs of Port Stephens, you will find a myriad of interesting attractions for the visitor. In this area, you will also have the opportunity to engage in a number of enthralling adventure activities.


Taking a sand dune tour

In proximity to Port Stephens, you will find the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes which have the distinction of being the largest sand dunes within the entirety of the Southern Hemisphere. In this locality, you will have the opportunity to join a four-wheel-drive vehicle tour of the area, in which an experienced guide will chauffer the visitor through the entrancing scenery and the historically significant landmarks. On your visit to the sand dunes, you will also have the chance to surf and sandboard down the dunes which are sure to be an exhilarating experience. You will also be able to explore the sandy expanse on a powerful quad bike.


Enjoying a camel or horse ride

Taking a camel ride along the Port Stephens beachfront will be a rewarding experience that many visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy. The soft, smooth sands of the local beaches make them ideal for a camel ride which both adults and children will enjoy. Not to be missed is the chance to take one of these rides at the hour of sunset, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience. On the other hand, you will also have the opportunity to engage in horse riding; both experienced riders, as well as those relatively new to the sport, will be able to involve themselves in this pastime at Port Stephens.


Going on a dolphin and whale watching cruise

If you love wildlife in general and marine mammals in particular, you are sure to be captivated by the opportunity to undertake a dolphin and whale watching excursion in the waters near Port Stephens. Since as many as 140 dolphins of the bottlenose variety make their home in the waters of this area, it is not surprising that it is relatively easy to spot these endearing and gentle creatures. An additional attraction is the chance to observe whales in the local waters during the yearly migration periods when these huge animals pass through the area.


Walking and Cycling

Visitors who enjoy walking, trekking and cycling will find a favourable environment for these activities in Port Stephens. Undertaking a trekking adventure amidst the captivating natural scenery of the area will undoubtedly be a memorable experience as there is so much to explore and experience. On the other hand, if you would rather cycle through the local surroundings take the opportunity to hire a bicycle and take to the local trails. You will find a number of bike hiring establishments in the Port Stephens area. A choice of accommodation to consider from which you will be able to experience these adventures would be Oaks Lure which is one of the pleasingly located Nelson Bay hotels.


Surfing, kayaking and other water activities

Port Stephens has acquired a reputation as a pleasant environment for water pastimes such as kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding. Hiring a kayak will be a great way to take to the local waters as it is a relatively uncomplicated activity that many visitors to Port Stephens will have the opportunity to enjoy. Port Stephens also features a surf school where you will be able to gain instruction in this exciting water sport from professionally qualified instructors. Another enjoyable activity that you can experience in the locality would be stand up paddleboarding which will appeal to many visitors to the area.

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