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Top 5 things to do in Port Stephens

Tucked away in Australia's Hunter Region, Port Stephens is an idyllic New South Wales destination that offers an enchanting getaway. Here are some of the top things you can do when holidaying here.

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Surfing

Being located along the coast, Port Stephens offers some truly wonderful areas for surfing. Enthusiasts can hit the waves so to speak and look forward to some truly thrilling adventures. Thos planning to try this water sport for the first time or looking to brush up on their skills can also look to take surfing lessons too. Birubi Beach, Samurai and Box Beach are among the surfing hotspots worth visiting. Head to these spots while staying at such options as Oaks Pacific Blue Resort.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

An exciting family activity, dolphin & whale watching in Port Stephens gives you the chance to spot these endearing marine mammals swimming freely in their natural habitat. On your excursions you will have a good chance to spot bottlenose dolphins which reside and swim in the waters around Port Stephens. Those heading out to sea between May and November can look forward to getting an opportunity to see humpback whales on their migratory journeys.

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Visiting Tilligerry Habitat

Kids will love a visit to the Tilligerry Habitat where they will actually get a chance to get up close with cute & cuddly animals from Down Under. Visitors can look forward to such memorable highlights as having a chance to bottle feed young farm animals, getting up close to Australia's famous kangaroos and enjoying exploring a natural habitat where one will find koala bears.

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Hiking

The coastal stretch of Port Stephens provides those who love the great outdoors plenty of opportunities to enjoy an engaging trek. A good option would be to trek up to the Tomaree Headland Lookout. The walk will take around 30 minutes and at the summit you can look forward to stunning views of this coastal locale and the offshore islands.

5

Diving

Nelson Bay offers diving enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to explore the underwater world that lies beneath the waves, which are home to fascinating sea creatures. Among the dive sites that you can head to are Fly Point, the Pipe Line and Halifax Park all of which are home to a wide range of fish species.