Offering up to 33 per cent discount on full prices, the new ‘Whale of a Deal’ package includes one night’s accommodation in a newly renovated bayview king deluxe room at the Nelson Resort in Nelson Bay, a three-hour whale and dolphin-watching cruise for two with Imagine Cruises and a post-cruise drink at Maverick’s Restaurant and Bar in Nelson Bay. The deal is valid until August 31, 2014, and is priced from $190 for two people per night on Sundays to Fridays and $240 per couple on Saturday nights. The offer is subject to availability. For bookings, call The Nelson Resort on 02 4916 4600 or visitwww.nelsonresort.com.au.
As one of Australia’s premier whale-watching sites, Port Stephens draws large numbers of whale-seeking visitors each winter, with local cruise operators meeting the growing demand and each scoring close to a 100 per cent sighting rate on every departure during the area’s extended whale-watching season from May to November.
Situated 2½ hours north of Sydney, Port Stephens and its marine park sit right next to the migration path of the humpback whales. Dubbed the ‘Humpback Highway’, the route is used by more than 17,000, 40-tonne humpback whales each year as they migrate north up the coast to breed and then return back to Antarctic waters later in the year. The number of whales seen off Port Season is increasing annually.
Whale-watching cruises aboard Imagine Cruises depart Port Stephens at 10.30am and 2pm, lasting about three hours and leave from the Nelson Bay marina opposite the Nelson Resort.
For general information on Port Stephens, visit www.portstephens.org.auTweet