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Port Stephens On Your Own

Port/City: Newcastle, Australia

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
6 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*43.75 USD (Adult)
*33.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 2 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

Enjoy a scenic ride to Port Stephens where you're free to explore at will. The area offers great swimming, hiking, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and surfing. From late May to mid-November, migrating whales pass close to the pristine coast line and whale watching cruises are available in season. Explore by foot, relax on the beach, or go for thrills on a quad bike tour or head up the dunes and sand-board down these towering mounds. The amount of walking is at guests' discretion. No fees for any area attractions or tour are included in the price of excursion. Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
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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.

• 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 boasts 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:
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour - particularly tours categorized as "strenuous".
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
• 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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