It’s no secret that Port Stephens offers locals and visitors a stunning natural environment and each year those in the area gather together to celebrate all things Mother Nature with Naturefest.

From whale watching experiences (the season officially opens on 1 June) to guided tours including kayaking, Eco and 4WD tours, and the Dolphin Census on Sunday 4 June, the start of winter marks a fabulous time to visit the region.

Our pick?

Saturday 15 July: Catch the free shuttle service from D’ALBORA Marinas Nelson Bay to Fingal Beach and take part in the World Record Attempt for the biggest human humpback.

Registration for participants is open from 10 am until noon.

Get your whale on and take your place in the record books.

Visit the Naturefest website to download a full program.