TRIP SUMMARY
Discover the natural beauty of Port Stephens with this exclusive escape designed by Jordan Robins, one of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

Jordan Robins is an international award winning, ocean wildlife and ocean art photographer who put his favourite Port Stephens experiences together in this unique package. Enjoy a luxury glamping experience and wake up with koalas in their natural bushland setting, discover the colourful underwater worlds in Nelson Bay, meet the wild Bottlenose dolphins, experience the magnificence of the Worimi Sand Dunes on a thrilling cultural experience, visit some of Jordan's favourite photography locations and more.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• Deluxe glamping at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary (3 nights)
• 3 breakfasts
• Welcome Hamper
• Guided Shore Snorkel or Dive at Nelson Bay
• Worimi Sand Dunes Quad Bike Tour
• Dolphin Discovery Cruise
• Guided Koala Sanctuary Tour & Unlimited Access to the Sanctuary

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide by Jordan Robins, with Port Stephens photography tips and more
• An ocean art print by Jordan Robins, to hang in your home

Price per person (twin-share).
From: $1,233 AUD
From
Jordan
"My time spent in Port Stephens was absolutely fantastic. The stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and crystal clear water made it an absolute photographers paradise. The diving off Port Stephens and the surrounding marine park was first class, with an abundance of marine life. While snorkelling and diving in the Port Stephens area you’ll have the chance of seeing Bottlenose Dolphins, Fur Seals, friendly Grey Nurse Sharks and a plethora of colourful fish life. Exploring the surrounding National Parks is a must, especially Mt Tomaree, which treats you to spectacular panoramic views of Port Stephens once you reach the summit. Exploring the Stockton sand dunes and learning about the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the area gives you such an appreciation for this incredible region. I can’t wait to visit Port Stephens again soon and I highly recommend it to everyone.”

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: One Mile
Welcome to Port Stephens! Check in to your very special accommodation — a Deluxe 4 Star Glamping tent right amongst the koalas. Set in 8 hectares of beautiful bushland and nestled on the edge of the spectacular One Mile Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands, the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary offers a unique overnight experience. Plus, you directly contribute to the preservation of koalas!
Activities
INCLUDED
Sanctuary Story Walk
The Sanctuary Story Walk is a 250 metre in length meandering pathway offering an immersive educational experience for all ages telling the story of koala and its habitat through artistic sculptural representations.
INCLUDED
Koala Hospital
The state-of-the-art Koala Hospital includes an intensive care unit, clinic and recovery pens, looking after sick and injured koalas from the Port Stephens area. Take a look through the hospital viewing window as veterinary staff carry out examinations and administer treatment to koala inpatients.
INCLUDED
Koala Sanctuary Experience - Deluxe Glamping
Wake up with Koalas! Your deluxe glamping tent has a private ensuite, king bed and a spacious outdoor deck with sweeping views over the sanctuary. Continental Breakfast is included, as well as a special Welcome Hamper, unlimited access to the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, a guided tour by a local guide and exclusive koala viewing. We recommend to pour yourself a glass of wine, relax in your comfortable deck chair and watch the koalas.
Day 2
Day 2: Shoal Bay and Nelson Bay
Set your alarm and head down to Zenith Beach to watch a spectacularly colourful sunrise. As you can see from Jordan's image, you won't be disappointed! Today, you are in for an adventurous day in the ocean. Choose between a dive or snorkel to experience the amazing underwater world in Nelson Bay.
Activities
INCLUDED
Guided Shore Snorkel or Dive
Whether you have never tried snorkelling before, or are an experienced diver, the expert dive team of Let's Go Adventures caters to all experience levels. Discover the stunning marine biodiversity hidden underwater just steps from the shore. This is a snorkeler’s and diver's heaven!
OPTIONAL
Sunrise at Zenith Beach
One of Jordan's top photography tips is to capture sunrise! Zenith Beach is located between two headlands and is pristine at any time of the day. Sunrise is when Zenith's Beach natural beauty really comes to show. We will let Jordan's photo speak for itself.
OPTIONAL
Broughton Island Dive
If you feel like a bigger dive day, you can join Lets Go Adventures for a fantastic day on the water at Broughton Island! Dive sites include: The Looking Glass, North Rock, Shark Gutters and other incredible sites that feature Grey Nurse Sharks regularly.
OPTIONAL
Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
Jordan Robins highly recommends to visit Irukandji. At this interactive aquarium and conservation organisation, you get to experience the true nature of sharks, rays, and the weird and wonderful world of the ocean. No wonder Jordan feels at home here! Don't miss out on the chance to feed and pet a variety of species of sharks and rays.
INCLUDED
Koala Sanctuary Experience - Deluxe Glamping
Wake up with Koalas! Your deluxe glamping tent has a private ensuite, king bed and a spacious outdoor deck with sweeping views over the sanctuary. Continental Breakfast is included, as well as a special Welcome Hamper, unlimited access to the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, a guided tour by a local guide and exclusive koala viewing. We recommend to pour yourself a glass of wine, relax in your comfortable deck chair and watch the koalas.
Day 3
Day 3: Nelson Bay and Worimi Conservation Lands
Enjoy a cruise this morning and meet the world-famous Port Stephens resident wild Bottlenose dolphins. Port Stephens is also home to the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. This afternoon, you will head out with Sand Dune Adventures to explore this natural wonder. Led by expert Aboriginal guides, this is a quad bike experience like no other.
Activities
INCLUDED
Dolphin Discovery Cruise
Hop on board the Moonshadow-TCQ cruise this morning and meet the world-famous Port Stephens resident wild Bottlenose dolphins. Your cruise includes a large, comfortable vessel with exciting boom net rides, live underwater cameras, and informative commentary from the Captain.
INCLUDED
Worimi Sand Dunes Quad Tour
Ride from bush to beach on the magnificent Worimi Sand Dunes on Stockton Beach. Led by expert Aboriginal guides, this 400cc quad bike adventure will teach you about Aboriginal culture, including how to find bush tucker and dig for fresh water. Sand Dune Adventures is a quad bike experience like no other, leading you from the highest coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, to the glorious sweeping coastline. Along the way learn about the Aboriginal history of the land from an expert Aboriginal guide.
OPTIONAL
Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
No visit to Port Stephens is complete without a stop at Murray's Craft Brewing Co., one of Australia's leading craft beer brewers. Murray and the team have been brewing unique and off-beat naturally crafted beers since 2006. They share their home with the region's oldest vineyard, Port Stephens Winery. Stop for a visit at Bobs Farm and try Murray’s beers. Taste local and regional wines, enjoy a delicious meal, play a game of bocce and learn more about craft beer by taking a Brewery Tour.
OPTIONAL
Whale Watching (June - November)
You will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a Humpback whale, up to 18 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes! Being the most surface active of all the whales, it is possible that you will see spectacular displays - spy hops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and … the breathtaking breach. This seasonal cruise run by Moonshadow-TQC Cruises gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the whales.
INCLUDED
Koala Sanctuary Experience - Deluxe Glamping
Wake up with Koalas! Your deluxe glamping tent has a private ensuite, king bed and a spacious outdoor deck with sweeping views over the sanctuary. Continental Breakfast is included, as well as a special Welcome Hamper, unlimited access to the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, a guided tour by a local guide and exclusive koala viewing. We recommend to pour yourself a glass of wine, relax in your comfortable deck chair and watch the koalas.
Day 4
Day 4: One Mile
Wake up one final time with the koalas in your deluxe glamping tent. Join a guided walk and talk around the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary and —if you can't get enough of the region (we understand!)— we highly recommend the Tomaree Head Summit walk. A fabulous photography spot, soak in panoramic views of Port Stephens and the north coast.
Activities
Do
INCLUDED
Koala Experience Guided walk
Join a guided walk and talk around the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. The excursion will start off with an informative educational tour from one of the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary's local guides on care, rehabilitation and what is needed for koalas to survive in the wild.
OPTIONAL
Tomaree Head Summit walk
Watch the sunrise as you hike the track 161m above the Port Stephens entrance. You will enjoy unparalleled views of idyllic Port Stephens and its coastline. From the top, you can even see as far as Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands – these nature reserves are the world’s only nesting sites for the endangered Gould's petrel.
STORYTELLER

Jordan Robins

About Jordan
STORYTELLER

About Jordan

Jordan Robins is an international award-winning, self-taught ocean wildlife and ocean art photographer based in Jervis Bay, Australia. Holding a special place in his heart, Jordan is lucky enough to call this beautiful coastal region of southern New South Wales his home. Growing up and living near the ocean, Jordan developed a connection with and passion for marine environments from a young age – with endless days spent surfing, snorkelling, diving and fishing.

FAQ's

What is included?
• Deluxe glamping at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary (3 nights)
• 3 breakfasts
• Welcome Hamper with Australian produce
• Guided Shore Snorkel or Dive at Nelson Bay
• Worimi Sand Dunes Quad Bike Tour
• Dolphin Discovery Cruise
• Guided Sanctuary Tour
• Unlimited Access to the Sanctuary and Exclusive Koala Viewing

PLUS
• An exclusive travel guide by Jordan Robins, with photography tips for Port Stephens
• An ocean art print by Jordan Robins, to hang in your home
Can I personalise this trip?
We would love to personalise this itinerary for you. Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry.
Is this trip family-friendly?
Absolutely! We would love to personalise this trip for your family and make it extra special for your little ones (and stress-free for the parents!).

Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry. We will get back to you with a family-friendly itinerary within 2 business days.
Will there be a guide?
No, this is a self-guided road trip. Our independent packages are designed to offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

The included day tours in this package do have guides.
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
You can contact our friendly team on 1300 590 838 (we are based in Australia).

Alternatively, fill out the above booking or enquiry form. We will get back to you with a personalised itinerary within 2 business days.
How many people can join this trip?
We can organise this trip for small to medium groups (up to 15 people).

Please contact us if you have a larger travel group.
Have a special occasion?
Celebrating your honeymoon, birthday or another special event? Please do tell us!

We would love to make this trip extra special for you.

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We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
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Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do
We focus on those destinations 'less travelled' in Oceania
We work with local and Indigenous tourism operators where possible
We search the world to find the most inspiring travel storytellers
Our trips are designed by photographers, filmmakers and chefs
Authentic and exclusive, you won't find our packages anywhere else
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you
We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
Our trips include premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust
From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure

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