Port Stephens

Ideal Dolphin Habitat Port Stephens is around three hours north of Sydney, via the Pacific Highway, and about 90 minutes east of The Hunter Valley. The ecological balance in the bay is perfect for dolphins so you are almost guaranteed to see, and even swim with them if you take a cruise on one of the Nelson Bay based boats. Unsurprisingly, this area is known as the Dolphin capital of Australia and between 150 and 200 bottlenose dolphins live in the water off Nelson Bay and Port Stephens. Migrating Humpback Whales Port Stephens is sufficiently far eastward for migrating Humpback, Minke and Killer Whales to be seen off the coast - usually between May to July and then again from September to November. The 50 tonne whales get to 15m long and some 3000-4000 whales migrate 5000km from the Antarctic to tropical waters further north. Whale watching tours operate from Nelsons Bay and other towns in Port Stephens. There are some breathtaking bays and beaches in the Port Stephens are including Shoal bay and Fingal Bay. Then there is the vast 20 mile long Stockton Beach. You can walk for hours just toying with the surf as you go and not even make an impression on it. Stockton Beach is one of the few beaches which allow 4WD's (there is plenty of space for everyone here) and Camel treks. This beach is truly a unique Australian experience. Other activities in the Port Stephens area include diving, fishing, golf and walking. Across the bay on the north side are the towns of Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens. Also here is the Myall Lakes National Park on which you can hire a house boat and spend a few leisurely days cruising and exploring. Port Stephens Music Festival Finally the Port Stephens area is to have it's own music festival - a multi-cultural event which has been given the name: "GET BACK TO YOUR ROOTS" This year's festival will be held at the beautiful Port Stephenss Winery amphitheatre.

This unique set up is perfect to create a wondrous and intimate musical atmosphere. The organisers are proud to announce that the world's most honoured didgeridoo musicians will be performing at the festival. To whet the appetites also included is a world renowned 12 piece percussion band with a Brazilian - African background. Add to this a global groove jazz sensation and it will be musical force that will bring the capacity crowd back to their roots! . ALSO A market where you can discover exotic goods from around the globe You can learn to play the didgeridoo and percussion in the workshop given by master drummer Kai Tipping and didgeridoo Virtuoso Mark Atkins. Graphic sourced with thanks from Wikipedia Port Stephens

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Humidity65 %
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