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Adventure activities in Port Stephens - The perfect place for an adrenaline boost!

Port Stephens is a tourist hotspot attracting to its coastal shores all types of travellers. Located only two and a half hours north of Sydney, Port Stephens is popular for its immaculate beaches, turquoise waters and marine life. Here is a list of adventurous activities you can take part in when in Port Stephens.


Quad Bike, Sand Boarding and Aboriginal Culture Tour

Who doesn't like to quad bike in sand dunes? That is an exciting experience in itself. But in Port Stephens, you can couple quad biking with an array of other activities, including sandboarding and aboriginal culture tours. That's right, this place has got all kinds of fun for you to experience. You can drive over the dunes of the Stockton Beach which is a striking sight of both the waters and land. Definitely worthy of an Instagram upload. High points of the dunes give you a 360 view of the incredible surrounding. Tours start at the Murrook Aboriginal Culture Centre situated at the Nelson Bay Rd, Williamtown. You can either opt for the morning tour at 9:30 a.m or later on in the day at 1 p.m. In Port Stephens, accommodation can be found at many hotels and resorts, in the likes of the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, offering a luxurious stay.


Dolphin Cruise and Swim from Nelson Bay

And for the thrill seekers out there, Port Stephens has something special to offer you. Have you ever considered swimming with dolphins of the wild? Head to the Nelson Bay in New South Wales for an incredible time with dolphins. The morning cruise tour departs at 5 a.m from d'Albora Marina and the tour usually lasts for about four hours. The cruise will take you to the open sea waters close to Port Stephens looking for dolphin pods. Once the crew spots them, a group of six swimmers attached to safety ropes will be allowed to breach the water where the dolphins can swim and interact with you!


Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Want some spectacular views of Port Stephens' coast? Then, there's no better place to go to, than the Tomaree Head Summit Walk. This is a two-kilometre pathway ideal for ones who are ready for an uphill battle. It isn't too bad, and the hike is good for intermediates. This is free of charge, and the end result would be a scenic view from 160 meters above ground level.


Gan Gan Lookout

Australia is famous for its lookout points. What with the country boasting of incredible views and sights, lookout points are a necessity. One of the prominent lookout points is the one at Nelson Bay called the Gan Gan Lookout. This point is located around the suburbs of the town and gives a brilliant panoramic view of the deep blue ocean with its white sandy beaches.


Fingal Bay Beach

Finally, how about some beach time? The Fingal Beach demands a visit, especially for the surfers. A 'surfer's dream come true' is the tagline given to the place. On top of that, the beach offers tables for picnics, showers, protected areas, campsites, and a bunch of restaurants and cafes. You can easily spend an entire day here, relaxing by the beach.