Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Family fun Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Family fun story by: Sydney Surrounds North Family fun Day 1 Morning: Newcastle See koalas, wallabies, emus, wombats, birds and more in the serene Blackbutt Reserve, and enjoy morning tea by the duck pond. Lunch Enjoy lunch at Hamilton's Greenroof Hotel, famous for its delicious meatballs. Choose from lamb, beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian balls, and a range of mouth watering sauces. The hotel also offers a play room for the kid Afternoon Swing from the trees at TreeTop Adventure Park Newcastle, offering four high ropes courses and flying foxes for differing skill levels. Evening The Depot on Darby Street has something for all tastes with a tapas menu and main meals. Then walk to nearby Coco Monde Chocolateria chocolate café for dessert. Overnight Newcastle offers a range of accommodation options suitable for families, including Travelodge Newcastle, The Ibis Hotel and Quest Newcastle Serviced Apartments. Day 2 Morning: Port Stephens Take an adventure on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Sand board down 30 metre high dunes or take a ride on a camel. An experience you will always remember. Port Stephens is known for its beautiful surf beaches. Take a surfing lesson and learn beach safety tips as well as basic board and surf skills. Lunch Enjoy take away fish and chips or purchase fresh seafood and cook it on the barbeques supplied at picnic areas around the waterfront. Afternoon Share the fun and meet the locals. Sail in the calm waters of Port Stephens and watch the dolphins in their playground. Port Stephens is a great place to explore by bike! From rugged mountain biking to coastal tracks to family friendly cycle paths. Join an organised tour or hire a bike once here. Highlights Blackbutt Reserve Get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, wallabies, emus, wombats, birds and more at Blackbutt Reserve, a 182 hectare wildlife sanctuary in the middle of the city. Stockton Sand Dunes Tackle the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere, Stockton Sand Dunes via camel, sand board, 4WD or quad bike. 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 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 CBD: 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 Where should I go in Australia? Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.