Port Stephens Whale Watching

Experience Whale Season

  • Experienced driver guide
  • Return air-conditioned vehicle transfers from Sydney to Port Stephens
  • Visit to Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Sandboard the impressive Stockton Sand Dunes
  • Whale Watching Cruise (1.5 hours)
  • Free time for swimming (conditions permitting)

Departure Day(s): Wednesday & Saturday

Australia Whale Watching Tour Summary

Every year between June and October, close to 10,000 humpback and minke whales migrate along the East Coast of Australia. Witness the greatness of these extraordinary creatures on our whale watching trip in Port Stephens, and spot some of the dolphins that live in these waters. However, today we treat you to more than whale watching only, we also take you to a working wildlife sanctuary and you go sandboarding!

Trip Itinerary

One of our awesome guides picks you up early in the 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 whale watching! The Australian whale watching season runs from June to October so if you get the chance to book this tour, you’re in luck! Plenty of whales are playfully showing off some acrobatics as they make their way along the coast for their annual migration!

After our whale watching cruise, 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 boards especially designed to fly down sand!

Our Port Stephens whale watching day tour departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Sydney during whale season (June – Oct). Looking forward to having you on our tour so we can show you an amazing time on this day trip to Port Stephens from Sydney.

Own Expense

  • Lunch (bring a packed lunch or grab one at one of the Nelson Bay cafes)
  • Pick-up Points
  • Bondi Junction @ 7:00am. In front of the Meriton Serviced Apartments near Grafton St exit from Bondi Junction Train Station

    Kings Cross @ 7:10am. In front of the Holiday Inn, 203 Victoria St, Potts Point behind Kings Cross Station

    Central Station, St Laurence Church @ 7:25am. Meet at the front entrance of St Laurence Church, 812 George Street, near Central Station.

    Circular Quay – Sydney Harbour Marriot Hotel @ 7:45am. In front of the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, 30 Pitt St