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Free Time in Australia's Nelson Bay

Port/City: Newcastle, Australia

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
6 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*42.00 USD (Adult)
*32.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Port Stephens On Your Own - NT32

OVERVIEW: Enjoy a scenic hour-long ride to Nelson Bay, the heart of Port Stephens, known as the dolphin capital of Australia because its sheltered waters are home to a community of bottlenose dolphins. You are free to explore at your leisure. Nelson Bay and the surrounding area offers great swimming, Or just relax at on the beach or enjoy one of the towns wide range of casual and fine dining venues, many with water views. HIGHLIGHTS: See dolphins in the wild in this blue-water paradise. NOTES: The amount of walking is at guests' discretion. No fees for any area attractions or tour are included in the price of the excursion.
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Overview: Design your own free time in Australia's "dolphin capital," choosing from abundant activities whether you yearn for relaxation, exploration or adventure. Travel from Newcastle to Nelson Bay, home to bottlenose dolphins and in-season whale-watching. Landmarks include famous Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, an amazing moving landmass, and historic Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse. Water sports, trails, sand-boarding and quad bikes, plus four-wheel-drive tours, challenge action lovers. Or, relax on pristine beaches or in excellent dining venues.
Highlights: Nelson Bay: Explore this charming town, which has earned the title of "dolphin capital" of Australia, and its impressive landmarks. Exciting activities: Options include swimming, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, surfing and a variety of land-based tours. Time to relax: Nelson Bay boats a variety of waterfront dining venues and stunning beaches perfect for lounging and strolling.
What to Bring: SeaPass card and photo identification Camera Local currency/credit card Sun protection Towel (from ship)
What to Wear: Hat and sunglasses Comfortable, covered walking shoes Reef sandals, socks or flip-flops (optional) Swimsuit, change of clothes
Important Notes:
Amount of walking is at guests' discretion. 
Fees for area attractions and tours not included in excursion price.
Drive to Nelson Head is approximately 1 hour.
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