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Stockton Sand Dunes

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Address: Anna Beach, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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20 miles of at least 98-foot-high dunes.

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Out of Lawrence of Arabia!

That iconic movie comes to mind when viewing these spectacular dunes that seem to go on for ever and ever! There are camel and 4WD tours, as well as buses/vans that can take you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That iconic movie comes to mind when viewing these spectacular dunes that seem to go on for ever and ever! There are camel and 4WD tours, as well as buses/vans that can take you to do some fun sandboarding. Informative commentary and trips can take you to Tin City and the shipwreck. The surf beach is a great contrast to... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an absolute blast sandboarding down the sand dunes! We got the 11am bus and I'm glad we did as about 30 minutes later bus loads of tourists showed up so at least we got the first 30 minutes to ourself! After that there was blooming loads of people! The instruction was easy to understand and the staff were great!

Thank WakefieldBex
Traralgon, Australia
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143 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome place and such fun. There is a 4WD that takes you to the dunes and back when you wish. Even if you don't give sandboarding a go yourself it is great to take in the sight and watch others. It is very hot out there though so I suggest going on a cooler day.

Thank Macca3477
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

So unexpected to see these huge sand dunes, really incredible. Worth a walk on, we didn't do any of the activities but would definitely go back for it. Seeing camels was a highlght! Would actually recommend a visit on a stormy day, spectacular views.

1 Thank Emma T
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Great if you have a 4wd! or if you don't, there are ATV's there to explore the dunes in. pristine beaches. You will need a pass to drive on the beach, but its not much. If you do take your 4wd, and have big mud tyres, you will need to use about 8psi (as a guide) as the sand is... More 

1 Thank Sam b
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129 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This wonderful area used to be open to campers and recreational vehicles. It was a fun day out for the family, free for all to enjoy. The dunes which naturally have no vegetation were a perfect and safe playground. Then came big government. They started by charging for entrance. Then after that they banned the innocent act of camping. After... More 

6 Thank JalanJalan69
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Went on shipwreck tour with ATV via adrenalin.com. GoPro or anything trill camera that is harnessed to you is suggestible.

Thank goodangelic
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

wow this was amazing to see ! The expanse of sand just like Looking at a desert in the midst of a town. You can do 4 wheel drives or go on one of the many tour in their special sand dune buses . You can take part in sand boarding if game. The beach is so long it takes... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great!!!! We were coming down to the beach to go sand duning, and when we saw the dunes, it was amazing! We expected one hill- not a mini Sahara desert! Sand duning was great- we would all go again

1 Thank Georgina S
Campbelltown, Australia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well worth visiting. Cannot believe the size of the Dunes, they never end. We took a guided tour, which is advisable, as it would not be difficult to get lost amongst the sand. It all looks the same. But it is very different.

Thank Ronny C

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