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Blog: Whale tales

Paul Chai journeyed up the NSW coastline during the 2012 whale migrating season. Recount his trip.

Port Stephens

Port Stephens

Port Stephens is a fascinating region offering a wide variety of nature based activities and destinations. Along the coastline, perfect sandy beaches, towering dunes, rocky headlands with magnificent ocean views, coastal lakes and estuaries are just waiting to be explored. Inland you’ll find abundant wildlife and spectacular World Heritage parks.

The region is home to many great land-based whale watching spots and is considered to be the dolphin capital of Australia.

Tomaree National Park

WHAT'S ON IN PORT STEPHENS
Choose your own adventure and get the latest on tours, activities and events coming up in this region.

Humpback Whale

ITINERARIES
Let us help you plan your coastal epic adventure to Port Stephens. Read our fact sheet on the area, or you can follow this Port Stephens and surrounds itinerary.

EXPLORE OUR PARKS
Port Stephens is an outstanding destination for nature-based adventure and activity. Head out for a whale and dolphin spotting cruise, feel the adrenaline rush on the sand dunes of Stockton, enjoy easy bush walks and spectacular lookouts, or simply relax on one of the stunning beaches.

Sugarloaf Lighthouse

STAY IN A NATIONAL PARK
Want to stay in a national park? Check out the on-park camping, cabin and lighthouse cottage stays located near to Port Stephens.

Humpback Whale

SPOT A WHALE
Find a great spot for land-based whale watching in this area.

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