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Sydney Surrounds: Experience the sand & sea at Port Stephens

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Sydney Surrounds: Experience the sand & sea at Port Stephens

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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
 


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Photo credit: Destination Port Stephens 


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