Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Classic experience Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Classic experience story by: Sydney Surrounds North Classic experience Day 1 Morning: Port Stephens Depart Sydney after a leisurely breakfast. Arrive at Murray’s Brewery for beer or wine tasting followed by lunch. Lunch Murray's Craft Brewing Co. is one of Australia's leading craft beer brewers. Beer is a key ingredient in many of the dishes, and all of the meals have recommended beer and wine matches. Afternoon Explore the magnificent sand dunes in the Worimi Sand Dunes. Enjoy a camel ride, sand dune tour or sandboarding. Overnight Anchorage Port Stephens offers a luxury accommodation experience, nestled by the white sands of the beautiful port. Day 2 Morning: Port Stephens Dolphin Swim Australia - the only permitted wild dolphin swim in NSW! Nothing can prepare you for this absolute adventure of a lifetime: a beautiful sunrise tour heading out into the open ocean to swim with either short-beaked common, or oceanic bottlenose, dolphins. Lunch Have an early lunch at Little Nel Café. The setting is casual, with funky music and a great leafy deck with views to the Bay. Afternoon: Newcastle Venture south to Newcastle and visit Newcastle Museum for an introduction to Newcastle's past and present. The Museum houses three permanent exhibitions detailing Newcastle's history, the story of BHP, and the steel industry in Newcastle, and an interactive science exhibition. The Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions year round. Overnight Check in to your inner city accommodation. Enjoy drinks and dinner on the water’s edge as you watch the sun set over Newcastle's famous harbour. Day 3 Morning: Newcastle Enjoy breakfast at one of the many quirky cafes along Newcastle's eat-street Darby Street.Take a tunnel tour of Fort Scratchley, the only coastal fort in Australia which returned fire at an enemy during World War Two. Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch at Mediterranean inspired restaurant Rustica, overlooking Newcastle Beach. Afternoon Get up close and personal with native Australian animals including koalas, wombats, kangaroos and emus at Blackbutt Reserve, and enjoy afternoon tea by the duck pond. Depart Newcastle for Sydney. Discover more of Australia Drive from Sydney via road and fly to Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast from Newcastle Airport. > Click here for more Sydney & Surrounds HOT deals > More information about Sydney Surrounds here Photo credit: Destination NSW & Destination Port Stephens Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 5 of Sydney's best markets Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top bars trending in Sydney right now Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.