Get out of Sydney for the day with Coastal Adventures on a to the beautiful Port Stephens, Nelson Bay
Your Coast Warriors beach day to Port Stephens in the beautiful Nelson Bay starts off early in the morning from various Sydney pickups close to all the hostels and Central train Station. We throw on some background tunes and shoot off over the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge heading north. Grab a pillow and catch a couple more hours of hangover zzzzs or chat with the others in the group before we arrive at our first stop, Anna Bay. At Anna Bay we all jump onto a cool 4wd bus and drive 15 mins deep into the sand dunes. We use the only sand boarding/surfing company to allow stand up sand boarding (unless wet). We spend about 90 minutes here till you guys are ready to move on. If you are not feeling up to sand boarding you can hand out at the nearby beach or grab a coffee and send some cheeky snapchats from the nearby beach cafe.
We then pile back onto Trudy, filling her floors full of sand…standard! We head over to a bottle shop where you may grab some drinks for our bbq lunch if you wish, we also have an iced up esky box to keep those bad boys cold. Then we jump aboard a local boat and head out into Nelson Bay for some dolphin spotting, swimming in the boom net and take in the breathtaking views on offer which is such a memorable experience. Please be aware that dophin watching is an optional extra for $20 payable on the day, you may opt to stay ashore and swim, sunbath, check out Nelson Bay shops, hang at the bbq with our second guide or grab a snorkel and go for a swim at nearby Fly Point. It is now time for some quality lunch that only Coast Warriors is known for. We head to a nearby park and cook up an authentic Australian BBQ lunch for everyone while they relax and mingle with each other. We cater for all dietary needs, vegans come at me!
Next stop is Shoal Bay which is a beautiful stretch of clear blue water and off-white sand with a view of Nelson bay lighthouse on one end and the monolithic Mount Tomaree towering spectacularly in the distance on the other. Mount Tomaree is approx a 30 min medium bush walk up to a lookout area which has been voted as being in Australia’s top 3 for panoramic view points. This walk is absolutely worth it and amazing BUT nothing on Coast Warriors is obligatory, feel free to grab a towel and the speaker and chill out on the beach if that’s more your jam. After we take in the sites from Mount Tomaree we head down to the relaxed Shoal Bay Beach or the secluded Zenith Beach and we kick our feet back, relax on the sand and splash about on the beach.
On our return to Sydney city, we drop off right near central station below Wake Up Hostel only. Quite often our groups are social/awesome and go to a nearby bar for a beer party together. Side Bar is a 15-second walk and has some cheap drinks.
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Age range: 18 years to mid 39s only please
What to Bring: Drinking water, walking footwear, thongs/flip flops, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, camera and a big smile
6:45am - Kings Cross pick up, out the front of the Holiday Inn (please arrive 15 mins early)
7am - The bus Zone at Sydney City Central, Roys Cafe (814 George Street, Haymarket)
Duration: Approx 10-11 hours
Return time: approx. 7:30pm
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