TRIP SUMMARY
Discover the natural beauty of Port Stephens with this luxury getaway designed by Jordan Robins, an international award winning, ocean wildlife and ocean art photographer with a true passion for marine environments.

Stay at the only absolute waterfront accommodation in Port Stephens and leave feeling rejuvenated after your three night wellness experience which includes a daily sparkling wine breakfast, world-class spa package, guided underwater experience to discover the local islands, a wild oceanic dolphin watching cruise, exclusive travel guide with Jordan's top photography locations and more.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• Deluxe accommodation at The Anchorage Hotel & Spa (3 nights)
• Daily sparkling breakfast
• 60 minute Aroma massage at Spa Lucca with Express Facial
• Complimentary access to Spa Lucca
• Local Islands Boat Snorkel or Dive
• Dolphin Discovery Cruise
• Complimentary onsite parking

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide by Jordan Robins, with Port Stephens photography tips and more
• An ocean art print by Jordan Robins, to hang in your home

Price per couple.
From: $2,405 AUD
From
Jordan
"My time spent in Port Stephens was absolutely fantastic. The stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and crystal clear water made it an absolute photographers paradise. The diving off Port Stephens and the surrounding marine park was first class, with an abundance of marine life. While snorkelling and diving in the Port Stephens area you’ll have the chance of seeing Bottlenose Dolphins, Fur Seals, friendly Grey Nurse Sharks and a plethora of colourful fish life. Exploring the surrounding National Parks is a must, especially Mt Tomaree, which treats you to spectacular panoramic views of Port Stephens once you reach the summit. Exploring the Stockton sand dunes and learning about the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the area gives you such an appreciation for this incredible region. I can’t wait to visit Port Stephens again soon and I highly recommend it to everyone.”

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Corlette
Welcome to 'Incredible by Nature' Port Stephens! Check in to your luxurious accommodation. With complimentary access to world-class Spa Lucca, it is time to treat yourselves. In the afternoon, we recommend a cocktail at Moby's Bar for stunning views of the port.
Activities
INCLUDED
Check in at The Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Check in to your luxurious absolute waterfront accommodation on the pristine shores of Port Stephens and treat yourself to some relaxation time. This is breezy seaside style at its finest. With complimentary access to Spa Lucca, a seaside haven for mind, body and soul, and decadent dining options, we trust you will enjoy your first day in Port Stephens. Hot tip — Moby's Bar is the perfect spot for afternoon cocktails and overlooking what is arguably one of the world's most beautiful ports.
INCLUDED
Spa Lucca
You have complimentary access to world-class Spa Lucca, recently names as one of the "Most insanely luxurious spas in the world" by Harper's Bazaar. A seaside destination in its own right, Spa Lucca has a private seaside sanctuary with 2 lavish single, and 2 double treatment rooms, an indulgent whirlpool and steam room, and complete with its own private relaxation lounge. The Spa only uses purely Australian eco-luxe products from Sodashi, Mukti and La Gaia which are sustainably made, ethically produced, and use no harmful chemicals.
OPTIONAL
Cocktail at Moby's Bar
Nestled within the Hamptons-chic haven that is The Anchorage Port Stephens, Moby’s is a celebration of where the land meets the sea. Home to a selection of the world’s finest whiskies, smartest cocktails and wonderful wines, Moby’s is where plush, rich velvets, deep soft leather, marble, mahoganies and the dark soothing colours of yesteryear combine with seaside charm. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4-6pm and watch the sun go down over the port.
INCLUDED
The Anchorage Hotel & Spa - Garden Room
You’ll feel a sense of relaxation from the moment you set foot in your bright and breezy Garden Room. Spacious and open plan with your choice of superior king or twin single beds, your room opens out onto a terrace or balcony from which you can soak up the sea breeze and immerse yourselves in the local botanicals. Within easy reach of the adults only pool, guest lounge, spa, restaurants and bars, yet in a quiet enclave, your room offer seclusion and privacy and can accommodate two guests.
Day 2
Day 2: Local Islands
Enjoy a sparkling breakfast on your first morning. Then, it is time to head out into the magical world of the ocean. An expert dive team will take you out on a boat to discover the local islands. You can choose between a snorkel or dive to witness the stunningly colourful marine biodiversity up close.
Activities
INCLUDED
Sparkling Breakfast
Start your day right each morning with The Anchorage Hotel & Spa's hot and cold breakfast that features bottomless sparkling wine. Enjoy breezy seaside style at its finest.
INCLUDED
Local Islands Boat Snorkel or Dive
Whether you have never snorkelled before, or are an experienced diver, the expert team of Let's Go Adventures will make sure you have an incredible day. Visit the nearby local islands and discover the stunning marine biodiversity hidden underwater. This is heaven for snorkelers and divers alike! Depending on the conditions of the day, your guide will choose a site they believe you will enjoy the most. Some options are: Fingal Island with pinnacles, drop offs and abundantly colourful sponge gardens. Boondelbah Island with sheer walls, tight swim throughs and caves which provide a haven for bream, drummer and the inevitable blue groper. Cabbage Tree Island/Little Wreck with rare doughnut nembrotha, wobbiegongs, eels, blue groupers, schools of bullseyes, yellowtail and old wives.
INCLUDED
The Anchorage Hotel & Spa - Garden Room
You’ll feel a sense of relaxation from the moment you set foot in your bright and breezy Garden Room. Spacious and open plan with your choice of superior king or twin single beds, your room opens out onto a terrace or balcony from which you can soak up the sea breeze and immerse yourselves in the local botanicals. Within easy reach of the adults only pool, guest lounge, spa, restaurants and bars, yet in a quiet enclave, your room offer seclusion and privacy and can accommodate two guests.
Day 3
Day 3: Nelson Bay
Enjoy your breakfast at The Anchorage. Then you will head out for a magical day with Dolphin Swim Australia, whose mission is to bring humans and dolphins close together to interact in a mutually exciting way. Hop aboard a cruise and watch wild oceanic dolphins play in the water. Want to get closer? There is the option to do a Wild Dolphin Swim, the first of its kind in the world!
Activities
INCLUDED
Sparkling Breakfast
Start your day right each morning with The Anchorage Hotel & Spa's hot and cold breakfast that features bottomless sparkling wine. Enjoy breezy seaside style at its finest.
INCLUDED
Dolphin Discovery Cruise
Hop on board the Moonshadow-TCQ cruise this morning and meet the world-famous Port Stephens resident wild Bottlenose dolphins. Your cruise includes a large, comfortable vessel with exciting boom net rides, live underwater cameras, and informative commentary from the Captain.
OPTIONAL
Wild Dolphin Swim
Want to get closer? This is the only permitted wild dolphin swim in New South Wales, the first swim of its kind in the world! Come and be a part of the pod and witness TRUE dolphin behaviour. Six swim guests at a time are attached to a customised rope which is strung between the two bows of a 54' (16m) catamaran and towed through the water while inquisitive wild dolphins dart back and forth between the bows and often within a couple of metres of the guests. Truly an experience of a lifetime! Customised video included.
INCLUDED
The Anchorage Hotel & Spa - Garden Room
You’ll feel a sense of relaxation from the moment you set foot in your bright and breezy Garden Room. Spacious and open plan with your choice of superior king or twin single beds, your room opens out onto a terrace or balcony from which you can soak up the sea breeze and immerse yourselves in the local botanicals. Within easy reach of the adults only pool, guest lounge, spa, restaurants and bars, yet in a quiet enclave, your room offer seclusion and privacy and can accommodate two guests.
Day 4
Day 4: Shoal Bay
On your last day in Port Stephens, we recommend to set your alarm and head down to Zenith Beach to witness a spectacular sunrise. Head back to The Anchorage to enjoy your sparkling breakfast. If you can't get enough of the region, we recommend the Tomaree Head Summit walk. A hike with magnificent photographic opportunities and panoramic views of Port Stephens and the north coast.
Activities
Do
OPTIONAL
Sunrise at Zenith Beach
Wake up early today — it will be worth it! One of Jordan's top photography tips is to capture sunrise in Port Stephens. Zenith Beach is located between two headlands and is pristine at any time of the day. Sunrise here is something special though. We will let Jordan's photo speak for itself.
INCLUDED
Sparkling Breakfast
Start your day right each morning with The Anchorage Hotel & Spa's hot and cold breakfast that features bottomless sparkling wine. Enjoy breezy seaside style at its finest.
OPTIONAL
Tomaree Head Summit walk
If you can't get enough of the region (we understand!), why not conclude your Port Stephens experience with a literal highlight experience. Watch picture perfect landscapes as you hike the track 161m above the Port Stephens entrance. You will enjoy panoramic views of picturesque Port Stephens and the coastline. From the top, you can even see as far as Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah islands – these nature reserves are the world’s only nesting sites for the endangered Gould's petrel.
STORYTELLER

Jordan Robins

About Jordan
STORYTELLER

About Jordan

Jordan Robins is an international award-winning, self-taught ocean wildlife and ocean art photographer based in Jervis Bay, Australia. Holding a special place in his heart, Jordan is lucky enough to call this beautiful coastal region of southern New South Wales his home. Growing up and living near the ocean, Jordan developed a connection with and passion for marine environments from a young age – with endless days spent surfing, snorkelling, diving and fishing.

FAQ's

What is included? (Price per couple)
• Deluxe accommodation at The Anchorage Hotel & Spa (3 nights)
• Daily signature hot and cold sparkling al a carte breakfast
• 60 minute Aroma massage at Spa Lucca with Complimentary Express Facial
• Complimentary access to the Spa Lucca relaxation lounge, sun deck, spa and steam room
• Local Islands Boat Snorkel or Dive
• Dolphin Discovery Cruise
• Complimentary onsite parking

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide by Jordan Robins, with Port Stephens photography tips and more
• An ocean art print by Jordan Robins, to hang in your home
Can I personalise this trip?
You sure can! Send us an enquiry and tell us how we can make this trip perfect for you.

We will get back to you within 2 business days with a personalised itinerary.
Is this trip family friendly?
This package is specifically designed for couples, but The Anchorage Hotel & Spa also has a Family Room!

Chat to our team and we would be more than happy to create a 'family-friendly version' of this trip for you.
Will there be a guide?
No, this trip is self-guided. Meaning, we take care of all the planning and bookings for you, and we are here whenever you need us. Apart from the guided Day Tours on this trip, there will not be an actual guide accompanying you for the duration of the whole trip.

Our independent packages offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace, within your own travel group (A.K.A. you don't get stuck on a tour bus or in a group you might not like!).
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
We would love to hear from you! You can contact our team on: +61 402 552 918 (we are based in Australia).

Alternatively, fill in an Enquiry / Booking form and we will organise a chat with you so you can tell us all about your travel wishes.
How many people can join this trip?
We usually organise trips for small to medium groups (of up to 25 people). Whether you are a couple, family, friend group or solo traveller, we are here for you.

Please do tell us if you have a special occasion! We would love to make it extra special.

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We listen closely to you to personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure, we balance well-planned itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations.
In partnership with the most inspiring photographers, filmmakers and chefs, we create unique trip and escape packages in Australia and New Zealand.
Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do. Our trips have a focus on those 'destinations less travelled' and we work with local and Indigenous travel companies where possible.
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you. Handpicked with ❤️, each package includes premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust.
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have your back whenever you need assistance or advice!
We listen closely to you to personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure, we balance well-planned itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations.

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