There’s so much to do, families will never get bored in Port Stephens. For kids and adults alike there’s wildlife interaction aplenty, sporting activities, fun ocean cruises and high adrenaline thrills. So fetch the family, leave the laptop, and feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy some valuable, carefree family fun in Port Stephens.
Here are our top 5 ideas to keep the kids active and entertained these holidays:
Port Stephens is rightly regarded as the dolphin capital of Australia. With over 70 bottlenose dolphins calling Port Stephens home, it’s no wonder they’re sighted so often. From late May to early November, the waters off Port Stephens are host to the magnificent acrobatic displays of migrating humpback whales, some weighing up to 48 tonnes. Dolphin and Whale-watching cruises depart from Nelson Bay daily.
Here’s a high adrenaline adventure you’ll be talking about for weeks. Sand boarding on the Stockton Sand Dunes is a great experience for the whole family and many tours depart regularly. Feel the wind in your hair, but don’t forget to keep your mouth shut!
Get up close and personal with cuddly farm animals and Australian wildlife, bottle feed baby animals, hand milk cows, pat koalas, and more otherwise get back to nature, and take an organised guided walk and look for koalas in their natural habitat, or maybe saddling up for a riding adventure on camel or horseback sounds like you.
Ever wanted to learn to surf but didn’t know where to start, Port Stephens is the best place to learn … experience the thrills and spills of surfing at One Mile Beach. If it’s adrenaline you’re after a challenge on the Toboggan Run reaching speeds up to 50kph will keep you wanting more, fly solo or tandem parasailing over the waters of Port Stephens.
Fly Point Park is located on the headland between Nelson Bay and Little Beach. Enjoy a picnic, then hit the water to explore the marine life this area has to offer. Discover the underwater world with sea caves, sponge gardens and shipwrecks. Tip: High tide is the safest and optimal time to snorkel here – Look out for the local turtle.