Port Stephens, an easy two and a half hour drive north of Sydney, is known for its nature and abundance of aquatic and land activities on its uncrowded sandy beaches, sheltered bays and unspoilt national parks.
The resident population of 140 bottlenose dolphins has earned Port
Stephens the tag of Dolphin Capital of Australia. Plenty of dolphin
cruises are available each day and it’s the premier spot along the NSW
coast for whale watching from May to November.
The town of Nelson Bay is at the eastern end of Port Stephens and offers restaurants and boutique shopping, as well as being the home of the Port Stephens fishing and dolphin watching fleet.