Located two hours from Sydney, Port Stephens is the ideal place to watch some of the ocean’s greatest beasts frolic in their natural habitat. Visitors are given an exhilarating and unique experience of watching countless whales, dolphins and other sea creatures as they swim and flaunt around in the most natural parade of strength and speed. In Port Stephens, hotel hunting is not a daunting task, as there are many available options to choose from such as Oaks Lure.
Port Stephens is also better known for its unspoilt beaches which attract travellers from around the world. It is a great spot to soak in the rays of the warm sun on the golden sands while watching the beautiful splashes of whales as they slam their giant tails against the open waters. It’s especially ideal for those travellers who prefer to watch whales while avoiding nausea brought by the unwelcomed intruder called sea sickness. Some of the ideal beaches to watch whales are from Boat Harbour, Anna Bay, Fisherman’s Bay and Barry Park. Travellers also have the opportunity to ride bikes along the dunes and rugged sceneries and a quick stop on the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes will serve as a great vantage point to spot these majestic whales splash around in the glistening waters.
However, those travelling to deeper seas will be left in the awe at the sheer magnificence and beauty of these beings, like Humpback whales, Minke whales, Southern Right whales, Sei and Brydes whales and many more other marine life, like a well-known pod of dolphins which have sought permanent residency along the waters of Port Stephens.
The ideal season to watch whales is between the months of May and November as they migrate. The humpback whales, generally a common sight off Port Stephens; move towards the north between mid-May to early September which provides ideal temperatures to serve as breeding grounds. From mid-September to mid-October, travellers will be able to spot Humpback whales travelling for the south with their newborn calves.
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