Henty Dunes

Henty Dunes, Strahan: Address, Henty Dunes Reviews: 4.5/5

Henty Dunes
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About 14 Km From Strahan Post Office on the Zeehan Road, Strahan, Tasmania 7468 Australia
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Norm the Nomad
Australia658 contributions
Recommended - good fun
May 2021
Off to the Henty sand-dunes for a complete change of scenery. Exhausting fun walking / crawling up the 100-metre-high sand dunes (then stumbling back down). Still finding sand in places not to be mentioned.
Written June 7, 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,779 contributions
Fiteen KM Of Sand Dunes
Jan 2021
Thses large sand dune stretch for fifteen kilometres and were accessible at some points of the road but difficult to climb and access without a 4WD. The scenery is worthy of a visit. You will find them about 12 KM north of Strahan.
Written January 22, 2021
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jbar434
Salt Lake City289 contributions
HARD WORK!
Jan 2021
Interesting to go and see once, but WOW! is that a work out! The soft sand is a killer!
Climbing is a lot of work, then clearing it out of the way on the first ride slows down your sled to snail pace. Try to use someone else's track to go down a bit faster (still slower enough to control as you can't actually get up any real speed from what I saw.

There might have been some smaller hills further along, but we didn't go that far.

You can either rent a sled ($10 for 4 hours) or some people were using cardboard.

Note - I went barefoot thinking I was smart by not getting sand in my shoes. My feet sunk twice as far, twice as fast, making it require much more effort to climb. I'd recommend sneakers and just dumping the sand at the end.

My 11 yo was so excited. He wanted to sled for hours. He sat down half way up the big hill on his second time and said he was done.

If I went again, I'd do the ATVs. There were some there that day and they looked like way more fun!
Written January 11, 2021
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NeilC2607
Gunnedah, Australia705 contributions
Great fun
Dec 2020 • Friends
These dunes, formed over thousands of years, stretch 15 km along the coastline and reach 7km inland.

These 30m high dunes are amazing to see and more amazing to climb up and slide down.

Once at the top, there is super fine sand as far as the eye can see.

A Must see for the adventurous and only 15 mins out of Strahan tasmania.
Entry is free with parking available
Written December 7, 2020
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JEF
Hobart, Australia37 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2020 • Family
Wow! Must be one of the top experiences in Tas and its completely free. Make sure you take sand boards and all your family and friends:-)
Written October 1, 2020
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Kim B
Newnan, GA1,021 contributions
Kind of neat to see
Mar 2020
We were driving by and saw the sign. We really did not know what to expect. Yes - we read the warnings about going far and also about taking water.

We walked in about a mile or so and saw lots of really cool animal tracks.
There had been more than one vehicle driving in there so that kind of made a path for us. It was a gorgeous day and we wanted to see the ocean so we walked far enough to see it.
I can see how a person could get disoriented once walking towards the ocean since there is no "set" pathway. You should carry water of this is your plan.

Once we saw how far it was to the water's edge we went back to the beginning.
Lots of sand and you'll be walking up and down.
Written March 22, 2020
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Mikerscott
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Henty Dunes
Sep 2019 • Family
Went to the Henty dunes not knowing what to expect, was pleased to see that it was a large open place and a very fun area. Enjoyed going down and enjoyed the hard climb back up! Stunning views of the mountains, ocean and forest. Great panos!
Written September 16, 2019
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Margie S
Melbourne, Australia105 contributions
So Much Sand!
Jul 2019
The wall of sand that greets you in the picnic car park beckons you to the top only to reveal more and more sand - dunes and valleys. A 90 minute westerly trudge and eventually you reach the Southern Ocean. There is no clear path - you have to be prepared to make choices and occasionally back track. A huge sense of accomplishment is your reward. You might be lucky enough to come across a variety of animal tracks clearly visible in the sand.
If physical expeditions are not possible for you the Dunes can be reached by the Ocean Beach Road from Strahan.
Written July 7, 2019
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foodfanUK
Godstone, UK258 contributions
A worthwhile stop
Apr 2019 • Couples
Huge sandhills and very close to Stahan. Spectacular landscape and early in the morning lots of animal tracks to spot. A bit of a climb to get up there but then quite a surreal landscape.
Written May 20, 2019
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Prado 150
Hobart, Australia261 contributions
A real surprise that's certainly worth the very short detour
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Henty Dunes are located between Strahan and Zeehan and are a real surprise as part of the West Coast of Tasmania experience. The dunes can be accesses by a small car park just off the highway and there is an extremely steep sand climb for 70 metres or so (vertical) to crest the top of the dunes proper. Be warned, the climb up the soft sand is very steep and equally exciting as you pass partially buried gum trees that are clearly very tall! At the top of the climb, you see the dunes extending out to the coast some kilometres away. You will also see ATV tracks made by the local ATV hire company which will take customers up on to the dunes from the same car park area where you walked from. If you have a drone, its a great area for photos. A highly recommended side stop that will impress you with the size and scale of the dunes. Kids (and adults) also love to slide down the dunes.
Written January 9, 2019
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