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“Unreal experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sand Dune Adventures - Private Tours

Sand Dune Adventures - Private Tours
2163 Nelson Bay Road, Williamtown, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2318, Australia
02 4033 8808
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sand Dune Adventures offers clients an exclusive ‘Cultural Quad Bike Riding” experience like no other; traversing the majestic and traditional landscape of the Worimi Sand Dunes / Port Stephens; recorded as the largest coastal sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere. Customers ride safely from bush to beach on a 400cc quad bike and take in the glorious views of the sweeping coastline (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY) with our experienced Aboriginal guides. Customers receive hands-on introductions to authentic Aboriginal culture and history, visiting ancient campsites and learning about the local bush foods, medicines and the secrets of finding fresh water. SDA tours cater from beginners to the experience and offer the thrill of riding sand dunes that climb as high as 100ft. So if it is adrenalin or just cruising; SDA offers the greatest adventure on one of Australia’s greatest kept secrets, the Worimi Sand Dunes! A "must do" experience on the biggest dunes & the biggest bikes in Port Stephens.
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“Unreal experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We had a 2 hr quad tour that was worth every penny. Beautiful scenery, thriling ride, and great educational experience. Thanks Rich and Stan, you guys made my week.

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Sydney, Australia
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“A 'must do' for anyone visiting Port Stephens.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Apprehension quickly gave way to sheer adrenalin as we tore up the sand hills and launched ourselved down the steep decentsin this two hours of fun and excitement. The guided from the Worimi people were wonderful. After ensuring that safety instructions were clearly understood, we were led out into a rip-roaring adrenalin charged adventure tour up and over and around the sand hills that seem to stretch out forever. After about an hour of riding, we paused briefly to take in the scenery and learn a little of the cultural significance of the area, the history and the changing face of the landscape. Then it was back off charging around the sand dunes, playing a high speed game of 'follow the leader', and diving head first down what seemed like near vertical drops. Our group varied in age from early twenties to mid fifties, both male and female, and we all had a ball. I will definately be returning to do it all again. If you are visiting the area, put this on your list of things to do. You won't be disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I organised a group of 14 people to spend 2 hrs on the dunes followed by BBQ lunch. I was really worried about the steepness of the dunes, but I soon learnt that the bikes "dig" into the sand going down, so the pace of descent is only walking pace. We had 3 guides. Their safety instructions were excellent, and they were vigilant watching over us the whole time. I held back to take photos, and one guide always waited for me. The bikes were automatic and easy, and for the whole time we stayed in single-file. This is NOT about racing, it is about safe fun on the sand. We went up dunes, down dunes, across the face of dunes, stopped at the top to look at the Pacific Ocean, did sandboarding. We supplied our own meats, buns and drinks for the BBQ. We were a group of males between ages 18-60, and it was great. Definitely safe for teenagers, and next time we go we are taking the girlfriends/wives.

Visited November 2012
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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“An experience for all ages !!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Recently on holidays with my 6yr old son and had an awesome time. We did the 1hr ride and left wanting more...it was so much fun ! My son was on the back of the guides bike and the guys looked after us and we enjoyed every moment. I was on my own Quad and really had fun reliving my youth....lol. Loved riding the Dunes and look forward to doing the 2hr next time. Thanks Guys...

Visited January 2013
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“Great off road driving, and Sand Adventure tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Sand Adventures quad bike tour of aboriginal heritage land was fantastic and so much better than than quad biking on public areas. Quad biking in general area is frought with danger from cars and inexperienced riders doing their own thing. The scenery and solitude of tours with Sand Adventures made it a must do experience with experienced guides from the Worimi people leading an informative tour. Would do every time on trip to Port Stephens and very little bike experience needed

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