My husband and I (both in our 30s) would visit Sydney next month and we would be going straight to Port Stephens after we reach the airport (renting a car) at 10.30am. I was thinking that we should stop by The Entrance to see the Pelican feeding frenzy at 3.30pm but this all depends on how long it takes to pass through the customs at the airport. We're arriving from Gold Coast though, does that give any difference to arriving internationally?
Then, we're spending 2 nights in Port Stephens and on the way back, should we use the Hunter Valley route? We're not into wines but I thought maybe the scenery might be a good change from all the time spent at the seaside. Plus, trying to make good use of the car! Then from Hunter Valley, we'll head back to Sydney. Any other activities or stops that you guys can recommend?