Port Stephens By Land And Sea

The Great Southern pulls into old-time Maitland Station, from where it’s a relaxed one hour coach ride to the Marina at Nelson Bay, just east of Port Stephens. Here you’ll enjoy a relaxed cruise on the bay, spying playful bottlenose dolphins in their glorious natural habitat.

After the cruise, it’s a short stroll to your marina-side lunch. It’s no surprise that freshly-caught local seafood is the star attraction on the local menus.

Next, a short coach ride brings you to the vast Stockton Sand Dunes. Soaring to an improbable 30m high and 1km wide in some places, these colossal sand hills are the largest mobile dunes in the southern hemisphere. A guided 4WD excursion is the best way to see and experience the beaches and dunes and their interesting military and Worimi Indigenous history.

Back on the coach, it’s a scenic drive back to meet the Great Southern at Broadmeadow Station in time to freshen up for dinner.

Please note: this itinerary will vary on New Year’s Eve. Please see your friendly Great Southern staff for details.

– Approximately 8½ hours

– Fitness level – Low/Moderate – some walking required

– Hat and sunscreen

Platinum and Gold Service guests Included in your fare