If your ideal holiday includes plenty of outdoor adventures from water sports to getting up close to the giants of the ocean, then Port Stephens in New South Wales, Australia is for you!
Fun on the Water
There are exciting water sports that can be enjoyed in Port Stephens especially activities like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Those staying at Shoal Bay or Nelson Bay hotels can easily try these activities, while if surfing is your thing, head to the nearby One Mile Beach.
Whale & Dolphin Watching
Between May and November, Port Stephens becomes one of the best spots to see whales including humpbacks whales on their return to the Antarctic. Those based at hotels in Nelson Bay the likes of Oaks Lure can easily access such excursions where apart from whales one can see bottlenose dolphins too.
Thrills on the Sand
Adrenaline junkies will love a visit to the Worimi Conservation Lands in Port Stephens; the country’s largest sand dune system, it offers lots of action-packed thrills on its “sea of sand” be it sandboarding, riding quad bikes or driving 4×4 vehicles on the dunes.
Hike up Tomaree Mountain
Set amidst stunning natural beauty, Tomaree Mountain provides a challenging and rewarding hike to its summit; on your adventures, you may also see local wildlife including koala bears in the trees and at the top be prepared to be blown away by some of the best panoramas of Port Stephens.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+