Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Experience the sand & sea at Port Stephens Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Experience the sand & sea at Port Stephens story by: Sydney Surrounds North Experience the sand & sea at Port Stephens 30 minutes north of Newcastle Airport 2 1/2 hours north of Sydney Regarded by many as the perfect holiday destination, Port Stephens is a water wonderland, with 26 pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and a hinterland brimming with spectacular views and Australia’s unique wildlife. You can spend your days cruising the ocean-top to see migrating whales and playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Or you visit the Worimi Conservation Lands(Stockton Bight Sand Dunes) cover 4,200 hectares...1,800 of which are forest as well as 32kms of the longest moving sand dunes in the southern hemisphere. These lands form part of an important cultural landscape with special significance for the Worimi people - the traditional owners. Today the landscape features an extraordinary number of culturally significant such as burial grounds, campsites and middens, many pre-dating the arrival of non-Aboriginal people. There’s something for everyone in Port Stephens. Top 5 things to do 1) Discover the Worimi Sand Dunes, which includes 32kms of the longest moving sand dunes 2) Sail the waters that are home to 140 resident dolphins 3) Sit back and enjoy a meal of fresh local seafood 4) Walk to the top of MountTomaree and enjoy the spectacular view from the top 5) Scuba dive at Fly Point's Underwater Gardens > Click here for more Sydney & Surrounds deals > More information about Sydney Surrounds here Photo credit: 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 Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Why Sydney’s a fine city for dining Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.