All about the 1 Day Port Stephens Dolphin Watching Tour

A day out in the beautiful Port Stephens area. Cruise among the dolphins on the dolphin watch trip, play on stunning beaches, sand slide down huge dunes and 4WD on the beach. If you love nature and adventure, then this is the trip for you! 

Departing every Wednesday and Saturday our one day Port Stephens tour from Sydney, New South Wales is the most popular day trip here at Real Aussie Adventures. We get booked up well in advance, so get in quick to secure your spot.

We travel north of Sydney to visit some of New South Wales's most unique attractions.  Journey along the coastline past white sparkling beaches and the crystal clear the Pacific Ocean. You will then explore the Port Stephens with your experienced local tour guide giving you all the facts about this beautiful area, keep your eyes open for great photographic moments. 

Upon arrival in Nelson Bay, board the cruise and search for the pods of bottlenose dolphins. Listen to them underwater or be entertained with informative commentary and spectacular scenery. Such a thrill to watch the Dolphins play in the water around the boat. If you are feeling adventurous you can then try sand-boarding on the dunes. Or take the options 4WD sand dune buggy ride, for more of a thrill! 

All entrance fees and National Park fees are included in this great value day tour. Our tour truly maximizes your time so you get the most time at Port Stephens. Book your one day adventure to Port Stephens today!

1 Day Port Stephens Dolphin Watching Tour
Tour itinerary - 1 Days

  • Day 1 Dolphin Watching
    One of our awesome guides picks you up early morning and soon you find yourself going over the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Our first stop is Walkabout Wildlife Park where you get up-close and personal with Aussie wildlife! Pet a kangaroo, feed the farmyard animals, and say G’day to the resident Emu!

    When we arrive at Port Stephens, take a break for lunch (own expense) at Nelson Bay, the main town of Port Stephens. There are a few cute, little souvenir shops around so feel free to have a browse and take in the local atmosphere.

    Then we board a boat to go dolphin watching! The region is home to over 150 playful bottlenose dolphins who are known to play around the boat. You can grab a complimentary coffee or tea and spot these grey beauties from the spacious viewing deck or jump in the boom net attached to the boat to get up-close and personal. During June and October, you can upgrade to our whale watching cruise. The annual whale migration takes place around this time with plenty of whales playfully showing off some acrobatics as they make their way along the coast.

    After our dolphin time, we take you sandboarding at Stockton Beach! We jump in a big 4WD and cruise over the huge Anna Bay dunes to find the biggest drops possible to go down! Embrace the challenge, take a deep breath and whizz down huge the sand dunes on a board specially designed to fly down sand!

    Our Port Stephens day tour departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Sydney, all year round! Looking forward to having you on our tour so we can show you to this stunning part of Oz!
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Real Aussie Says:
Port Stephens day tour from Sydney best bits are dolphin Watching, Stockton Beach and sand-boarding. This tour is family friendly and suitable for children over 8 years old.

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1 Day Port Stephens Dolphin Watching Tour Price information AUD per person



Tour code: CTPSDW
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Earlybird. If you book 90 days in advance of your departure date.
Family rate 2 Ad/2 Ch.
Adult. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Child ( 8-17 year). For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Adult. When you book 90 days in advance of your departure date. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Departure information


Departs on Saturdays and Wednesdays from November to May from Sydney at 7.20am from Kings Cross, 7.35am from YHA Central, Nomads Westend @ 7.40am, Base Hostel @ 7.40am (yes, same time as Nomads), Wynyard Station (in front of the Menzies Hotel) @ 7.50am) and 7.55am from Circular Quay, Sydney.


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Activities require sturdy footwear and participants need to have reasonable fitness

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