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Stockton Sand Dunes

Anna Beach, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: 20 miles of at least 98-foot-high dunes.
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Newcastle, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The sand dunes that run from Stockton Beach to Anna Bay are the biggest in the southern hemisphere. They are a must see if in the Port Stephens/Nelsons Bay area. If just driving past there is now a great viewing platform at the newly built surf club at Birubi Beach, Anna Bay. There are also various companies that do short... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Arrived at destination and switched to a 4WD bus which took us to the sand dunes. Magnificent sight, there were sand everywhere and the dunes were as high as 30-40metres. Took some effort to climb up the dunes. Bring your camera up, the view up there is even better! Sand boarding looks difficult but is really quite manageable after 2-3rounds.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Port Stephens, or also known as the “blue water paradise” is located about 2.5 hours drive north of Sydney – perfect for a full day trip out if you are sick and tired of the cosmopolitan bustling city of Sydney, and want to get some tranquility and peace amidst the beauty of nature. Our day trip included a stop-over at... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having only recently purchased a 4wd we have visited Stockton twice. Once for a beginner's run as a learning experience and the second for some fishing and photography. There aren't any amenities but that adds to the beauty. There are Park Rangers patrolling the beach so be sure to purchase your permit (both for the beach & fishing). The Beach... More

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The kids were busting us to give this a try, you have to do it, it is honestly the most fun you'll have all holidays! Thanks to Matt who gave us the safety talk and made castles with my little one. We went with Port Stephens 4WD Tours. Next time we'll incorporate tin city and the ship wrecks too.. you... More

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The sand dunes are amazing and they're so beautiful in the morning! We even got to try sandboarding. It's loads of fun, but it's impossible to try sandboarding without being completely covered in sand (even if you don't crash). Still a very cool experience...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We joined a Tag Along Tour to get access to parts of the dunes not otherwise accessible. The tour was fantastic. We are seasoned 4WDers, but had a new vehicle on this trip and didn't really know its capabilities in sand. Others on the tour had never driven in sand before - and that was fine. Bruce (tour guide) was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A never ending beach with magnificent sand dunes. We drove 14km of this 32km sandy beach and stopped to fish for a while. Apart from the odd four wheel drive coming past there was no one around. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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Bathurst, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This was our first time 4wding in sand and had a great time.We don't think there is any need to do a tag along tour as it is very easy to get the hang of sand driving so long as you drop your air pressure in your tires to 15 psi.We entered the dunes at the port Stephens end but... More

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Cowra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Fascinating area, best if you go with a tour as that gets you into the restricted area. Going back to do the drive along to the wreck and Tin City, when the tides are right

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