Port Stephens Sand & Sea

If you’re on the hunt for a golden experience for your next weekend, look no further than Moonshadow TQC Cruises. Based in Nelson Bay, part of greater Port Stephens area, Moonshadow recently won Gold at the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards in the Major Tour and Transport Operators category.

Dolphin and whale-watching cruises run regularly but depending on the weather, the day trip to Broughton Island is a day trip not to be missed!

Around two hours off Nelson Bay, the pristine waters of Broughton are ripe for fishing, snorkelling and swimming. A delicious buffet lunch is included in the day trip, which is a magical experience for anyone visiting the region.

Just down the road from Nelson Bay are the Stockton Sand Dunes and another Gold NSW Tourism Award-winner — Sand Dune Adventures.

An all-Indigenous owned and run business and enterprise, Sand Dune Adventures took the Gold in the Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism category and can take you out onto the biggest moving sand mass of its kind (in the Southern Hemisphere) on your very own quad bike. This thrilling adventure includes fascinating insights into the local Worimi culture and people who have lived in the area for tens of thousands of years.

Sand Dune Adventures, Williamtown
4033 8808

Moonshadow TQC Cruises, Nelson Bay
4984 9388