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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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You could be in the Sahara;or the Gobi or the Simpson Deserts...but nope; you are at Stockton !!!!

I hate to tell everyone what a great place this is,cause it will get popular and over run with yobbo's; but, if you want to go somewhere on the coast that will give you a sense of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle, Australia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit Stockton Beach regularly and I enjoy driving on the dunes that the public are permitted to drive on, but there are far too many restrictions. When driving on the dunes and beach, I am aware of and avoid areas where the Aboriginal middens are (shell and stone dumps that the local Worimi tribe used hundreds and thousands of... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to tell everyone what a great place this is,cause it will get popular and over run with yobbo's; but, if you want to go somewhere on the coast that will give you a sense of being entirely alone on a crowded planet; then do not miss this place. BUT, if you want to be adventurous and have the... More 

1 Thank Badbones
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Birubi beach for a swim and spactacular views of the beach and sand dunes. Amust is the cafe at the surf club with excellent delicious food on the menu

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 3 companies at anna bay we asked in all about pricing, timing and other details. We choose the smallest one formmany reasons Price Time in the dunes was unlimited They teach you and let you stand up Family friendly

Thank Natalia C
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, make sure you have the correct type of vehicle and deflate your tyres. We saw 2 bogged cars which were not 4WD's. If you plan to drive the entire length of the beach, take food, it takes longer than you think. Tin city was amazing, some signage describing the city and history would have been great. The... More 

1 Thank Sylvia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great fun, will defiantly do again. Make sure you take water and expect sore legs (walking up sand hills is very tiring).

Thank Rachel C
Hunter Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We explored the dunes using quad bikes. Absolutely fantastic. The best fun we'd had for ages. the views out to the ocean are amazing and travelling around and down the dunes in a quad bike was brilliant.

Thank Shaun D
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a great day out driving along the beach or if game up and down the sand dunes. Watch the conditions though, hadn't driven there for a while and it hadn't rained so the bottom end of the beach was very soft sand and the car got stuck a couple of times. Make sure you take a full four... More 

Thank Saandra701
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

What a view! Superb contrast - the beach on one side and the dunes on the other. We booked a tour with Grayline, this activity was a part of the tour package. The climb up was exhausting, in our excitement we ran up at first and became out of breath. After which we started walking slowly. The sand is very... More 

Thank KBora
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

They used a 4WD to pick up and drove us to the nearest dune - as there are few companies running this attraction, I guess each has their own dune as to say. Instruction to use the board is simple and easy. The hardest for people over 60 is the fear of going down the slope. We tried and it... More 

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