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ROCKS, TOPS & HUNTER - A BEACH 'N PARK TOUR

Port Stephens, Seal Rocks, Barrington Tops and Hunter Valley

SALT 'N FRESH NATURE ADVENTURE

Click here to download a PDF brochure about this tour.

This leisurely paced nature trip to the Central Coast, the National Parks of Tomaree, Myall Lakes and Barrington Tops National Park. and the Hunter Valley Wine Region is jam-packed with (soft) adventure, sightseeing and activities for the lover of the outdoors. Engage all your senses with an itinerary that speaks for itself.

Chartered departures available

ITINERARY

DAY ONE: TIN CITY/TOMAREE HEADS, MYALL LAKES & PORT STEPHENS

Accommodation: Best Western Hotel, Forster (or similar)More about our accommodation

After an early start departing from your hotel, and the crossing of the Harbour Bridge and the Kuring-Ghai Chase National Park, our adventure really starts about 1 hours north of the city. At the Australian Walkabout Park, we'll be greeted by koalas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons moving freely through the beautiful bushland.

One more hour north, we hit upon the the sand dunes of Stockton Beach, an incredible Eco-system stretching from Newcastle 32kms north to Anna Bay. It's a different world out there. An invigorating hike to the Head Summit of Tomaree National Park rewards us with magnificent over Port Stephens, the coast and Broughton, Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands nature reserves. Keep your eyes out for koalas dozing high in the trees!

After our picnic lunch at Anna Bay,our journey continues to Hawks Nest at the other side of Shoal Bay (or Port Stephens). There awaits us our next outdoor adventure: a (optional) two hour kayak tour up the Myall River in the State's largest coastal lake system; Myall National Park. This is where we'll have the best chance of getting up and personal with the resident bottle nose dolphins dolphins, explore the mangroves, paddle past an old sunken timber logging boat and learn about the historical significance of this beautiful corner of Australia.

If paddling is just not your thing, there are plenty of other things to do and discover around Hawks Nest. A stroll in the Wind Woppa Reserve across the Singing Bridge and the beaches of Shoal Bay, a beach walk along Jimmy Beach or even dolphin cruise. A gentle drive along the spectacular dunes of Mungo Brush Road leads us to catch the ferry at Bombah Point. Via the Lakes Way we continue our journey to Forster, our base for the night.

Keywords: 4WD, beach, sand dunes, Stockton beach, Mad Max, Shipwrecks, Tin City, Port Stephens, Myall River, kayaking, dolphins, Tomaree Heads, coastal villages, koalas

DAY TWO: BARRINGTON TOPS

Accommodation: Settlers Arms, DungogMore about our accommodation

After breakfast, we'll head for the Barrington Tops of the World Heritage protected Gondwana Rainforests. Our first stop on along the scenic Bucketts Way to this part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area is Gloucester. After a short break at this picturesque river valley town, surrounded by hills at the junction of the Avon, Gloucester and Barrington rivers, it is time for a highlight of the day: a walk in the Barrington Tops National Park. Carved out of ancient volcanic flows, this park rises from near sea level to over 1500m and protects one of the largest temperate rainforests in mainland Australia, along with a host of diverse habitats and wide range of birds and animals. The park is a bushwalker’s paradise, with an excellent walking track network, lots of of picnic and barbecue areas to enjoy, and views from the park’s lookouts that need to be seen to be believed.

After lunch (at own expense) at Gloucester, we follow the scenic Buckett Way to arrive in Dungog - another pretty, and rather unusual country town in the Upper Hunter Valley. A good place for some shopping or perhaps another short walk in the southern park of the Barrington Tops, before we get compfy in the Settlers Arms.

Keywords: Barrington Tops, scenic, Stourd, Dungog, vulcanoes, rainforest, birds, bushwalker's paradise

DAY THREE: HUNTER VALLEY

Our last day of our adventuresees us rather fittingly explore the wineries of the renowned Hunter Valley - sampling some of the best wines Australia has to offer around the Pokolbin and Lovedale areas. We'll even squeeze in a visit to the Chocolate Factory - and an enjoyable al-fresco lunch (weather permits) before making our way back to Sydney. Arriving back at your hotel around 5 pm.

Keywords: Hunter Valley, wineries, chocolate, al fresco lunch, Sydney


Bookings:

Click the Book Now link of a scheduled tour from the list above, or contact us to request a departure of your choice.

Email: Info@dingotours.com.au
Phone (from Australia): 0403 043 976
International: +61 403 043 976


Duration: 3 days.

Inclusions: The following is all-inclusive in both 3 day packages:
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 1 x picnic lunch
  • Ferry Port Stephens
  • National Park Licence fees

Optionals:
  • 2 hour Kayaking Tour ($45)

Please contact info@dingotours.com.au for bookings.

What to bring:
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Walking shoes
  • Small backpack for personal belongings
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Warm clothes (it can get cold outside of summer)

Fitness level:

Suitable for people of basic fitness level.


Meeting point:

Pick-up at city hotel hotel between 7.30 and 8.00 am


View our cancellation and conditions policy.

Important: While we always endeavour to take you on your preferred date, if we don't have minimum numbers on the day we will call you to reschedule, or where another date is not possible, refund your booking in full. For bookings less than 48 hours please email us for availability.

 

 
 
 
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