Links & Resources

Nelson Bay / Port Stephens NSW Tourism & Related Links

Cruise Booking Agency

offers an extensive range of local Port stephens activities including Fishing Charters, Boat Hire, Ferries and other water activities. Call in and say hello to Poppy or Sharon who will be more than happy to help you with any questions about the local area!

Ph: 02 4981 3400
Located: 40A Victoria Road Nelson Bay, NSW, 2315

Bay booking Office

Offers an extensive range of Ph: 02 4984 3843
Located: Entrance to Dock C,D,E d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay

Wallamba Ferry – Hawks Nest Charters

Return Whale Watch Transfers from Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest to Connect with Imagine Cruises in Nelson Bay
Departs: Tea Gardens Public Wharf 9:30am Hawks Nest Public Wharf 9:45am
Nelson Bay Public Wharf 3:00pm departure for return transfer
Bookings Essential: 0408 494 262

Bay FM 99.3

is the local Port Stephens FM radio station, located in Nelson Bay, specifically serving the Tomaree and Tilligerry Peninsulas, just north of Newcastle.  A great selection of music and local information.

Port Stephens Marine Parks Association

The aim of the Marine Parks Association is to support and implement community based research, education and advocacy for marine parks and sustainable marine resource management. MPA is the manager of our local Resident Dolphin Census.

Port Stephens Accommodation

If you are looking for holiday or short break getaway accommodation in the Nelson Bay Port Stephens area please view Imagine Cruises’ accommodation selection – all have dolphin / whale watching accommodation packages available.

Sally Dunwell Photography

View Sally’s pure and magical photography collection and website, including Port Stephens Landscapes & marine life on board Imagine and around Port Stephens, as well as Portraits & Weddings

d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay

d’Albora Marina is much more than just a marina, it is a boutique shopping village and dining precinct situated on the Nelson Bay waterfront – the gateway to the blue waters of Port Stephens and the Myall Lakes- Imagine Departs from Dock C within d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay

Destination NSW- Port Stephens Page

Destination NSW is the lead government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sector. Offering information for Port Stephens, including events, accommodation, guides and more.

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

With a focus on Education, Conservation and Fun, Irukandji is a unique, interactive aquarium that allows visitors to experience ocean life in a new and exciting way! Completely undercover and protected from the elements, visitors have the option to stay dry; enjoy a guided tour whilst feeding the Sharks and Rays or get in and get wet with a ‘Shark Encounter’! Donning a wetsuit/waders, the tour reaches a whole new level as you get up close and personal with these incredible creatures- face your fears & overcome them in a safe & family friendly environment.
Combine any Imagine Cruises tour with a visit to Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters and SAVE 10% ON BOTH ACTIVITIES.

Port Stephens 4Wd Tours

Port Stephens 4WD Tours have been established for over 10 years and we operate on the unique coastal landscape known as Stockton Bight. We can cater for both individual and group bookings! We have a vehicle capacity for up to 100 passengers at one time. It’s like our very own Sahara Desert!! Not only do we offer a fun, exciting and safe family orientated sand boarding adventures (our most popular activity!) on top of the highest dunes, but we also offer beach and dune tours to Tin City, and educational tours for school students & senior tours.

Join a Sandboarding Tour with any Imagine Cruise and save on Both Activities.

Maritime & Weather Forecast Links

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Four day forecast for the Hunter Region of NSW. The BOM provides a four day weather forecast for all areas of Australia and includes synoptic charts as well as land and coastal water weather warnings.

Australia’s Maritime World: A comprehensive guide to everything maritime in Australia – from lighthouse guides and maritime art through to navigation aids and educational information this website covers it all.

Environmental and Eco-tourism Links

Greenpeace International: Greenpeace is a world wide non-profit organisation represented in over 40 countries and focuses on crucial threats to the planets environmental survival.

International Fund for Animal Welfare: Since originally fighting for the survival of seal pups the IFAW has become the worlds foremost animal welfare organisation.

Ecotourism Association of Australia: Formed in 1991 Ecotourism Australia is the peak body for ecotourism operators in Australia.

AuseMade Eco Tours: Find eco tourism operators in NSW and other states of Australia with Australia’s premier travel directory.

ORRCA – Marine Mammal Rescue & Research: An Australian based volunteer organisation devoted to marine mammal rescue and research with particular interest in whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs.

The Native Animal Trust Fund Inc A volunteer wildlife rescue group in NSW Australia operating under license from the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. Provides rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned native fauna.

The Oceania Project – Caring for Whales, Dolphins & the Oceans Unique Whale and Dolphin photos, whale information, stories, news and educational resources. Participate in the Annual Whale Research Expedition in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia as an intern or Eco-Volunteer.

Other Whale and Dolphin Experiences

Majestic Whale Encounters our mission is to protect the worlds oceans and all thats in it and to convey our message to as many people as possible so that they may also find the ability to connect to these amazing creatures. Have you ever dreamed of swimming with whales? With Majestic Whale Encounters that dream can become reality. Every year from the end of July to October, Humpback whales visit the tropical nothern islands of Tonga. They migrate here in large numbers to mate and give birth. In the crystal blue waters of Ha’apai we are privileged to enter the water with these majestic mammals of the ocean, interact with them and experience their world. We follow all non-invasive guidelines set by the Responsible Partnership for Whale Watching and Majestic Whale Encounters understands that it is an honour not a right to share their world with them. Come with us to experience the magic of the humpback whale,swim with them in their world. Live your dream! Tour Information or contact/enquires