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Top 5 Things to Do in Port Stephens – A Beach Lovers’ Haven

The Central Coast of Australia remains a hidden gem. This area is yet to be exploited for its amazing beaches and holiday charm. And Port Stephens is a top holiday destination there. From biking to camel rides on the beach, here are the top 5 things to do in Port Stephens.


Camel Tours on the Beach in Port Stephens

Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Port Stephens in an exotic fashion by choosing a camel ride on the beach. Similar to the camel rides of Broome, this ancient method of transport offered in Port Stephens is a fun adventure that many tourists choose to experience. Plus, the sand dunes of Port Stephens make these desert animals feel right at home, thus, giving you a proper ride across the dunes, offering the illusion of being right in the middle of the desert. Book your camel tours via your Port Stephens hotel. And to make the most of your holiday there, choose Port Stephens hotels that offer easy access to the beach. And some, like Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort located at beautiful Salamander Bay, will make your holiday extra special.


Learn to Surf in Port Stephens

The massive 30-kilometre stretch of beach in Port Stephens makes the place a surfer's paradise. Varied beaches offer surfers easy access to the sea while different surf conditions cater to all levels of surfers, making Port Stephens an ideal holiday destination to learn Australia's favourite pastime, at a surf school in Port Stephens.


Enjoy Snorkelling in Port Stephens

Snorkelling is a no-fuss sport that every member of the family can enjoy. And in Port Stephens, you've got plenty of opportunities to set off on a snorkelling adventure. One of the best spots to snorkel in Port Stephens is Fly Point. This area is located within the Halifax Park Aquatic Reserve, which is located between Nelson Bay and Little Beach. Since fishing at the reserve is banned, marine life thrives, allowing snorkellers and scuba divers to enjoy a myriad of encounters of sea life on their tours.


Follow the Dolphins and Swim in the Ocean

Due to the limited population, Port Stephens remains unpolluted. Thus, the waters in this area are tipped to be some of the most beautiful in Australia. And the port city is one of the continent's top destinations for dolphin spotting. It boasts the highest population of Bottlenose Dolphins in the country. And there are plenty of tours to choose from, giving you up-close and personal encounters with the friendly mammals. You can choose to interact with the dolphins from the boat or in the water.


Go Sand Boarding in Port Stephens

Enjoy the joys of one of Port Stephens' favourite pastimes. Sandboarding can be enjoyed by the entire family. You can rent a board and enjoy the thrills of hurtling down one of the area's tall sand dunes. Whizzing down the 30 to 40-foot tall dunes is quite the adrenaline rush. Besides sandboarding, you can choose a 4WD vehicle trek of the dunes and go there for the stunning views of the coast and one of the best sunsets in Australia.