Whale and Dolphin Watching
Port Stephens is also known as the Dolphin capital of Australia. It is home to over 150 bottlenose dolphins. There are a range of daily activities from cruises to wild dolphin swims that allow you to get up close and personal with these intelligent and playful creatures in their wild habitat.
The annual whale migration season between June and November draws thousands of visitors to cruises or vantage points along the coast to relish the whale watching experience. From mid May to early September, Port Stephens is a favourite destination to watch Humpback and Southern Right whales passing through the warmer tropical waters as they venture north toward their breeding grounds. During mid September to mid October the southern migration can be spotted featuring Humpback mothers and their newborn calves.