"Port Stephens: Go searching for black dolphins!" Hunter Valley and Newcastle Area - Day Trip Tip by xuessium

by xuessium

Port Stephens is 220 kilometres from Sydney, essentially a 2.5 hours drive north from Sydney via the F3 Freeway.

I came here via day tour, which is always on any day tour itinerary brochure in Sydney. It's a little pricey at almost A$150 per pax (including Hunter Valley).

The blue waters of Port Stephen boast black dolphins (and humpback whales during the winter months) and you are usually rewarded with exciting sights of these playful black dolphins. They are not tamed, but their curiosity brings them close to the barges and boats and in turn, bring you and me, the over curious humans, pretty pumped up at their presence. Watch them play hide-&-seek with you as they duck swiftly back into the waves just when you think you have sighted one and watch them dance around your boat/barge.

Nothing beats seeing nature right in front of your very eyes.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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