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  • Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

    1. Port Stephens: Unlimited Sandboarding & 4WD Sand Dune Tour

    You have to experience sandboarding in Port Stephens. The thrill of sliding down the spectacular Stockton Sand Dunes is so much fun. From the meeting point at Birubi beach, you will board the custom-built off-road vehicle to start your adventure on the short, bouncy ride into the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere. The dunes stretch 32 kilometers, the entire length of Stockton Beach, and can reach over 40 meters high, the same as a 10 storey building. The views alone are spectacular. Once you are in the dunes, the team will give you a rundown on sandboarding and how to use the handmade custom-designed boards for maximum safety and speed. Then you are off. Climb to the top of the dunes, jump on your board, then slide on down and repeat. Your ticket includes unlimited sandboarding so you can stay and play as long as you like. For most people that’s about 1 – 1.5 hours. Wh...

    Really nice and friendly instructors. It was a beautiful day. They will bring you to the sand dunes with a 4wd car, really impressive. After gliding some dunes sitting on the board we decided to try them standing, scarrrry but so much fun. Really nice to do with your partner, group of friends or as family. Thanks a lot for the amazing day! :)

  • Port Stephens: Worimi Sand Dune Quad Bike Adventure

    2. Port Stephens: Worimi Sand Dune Quad Bike Adventure

    This tour provides 1 Guide per 5 people so most groups have two guides, one out the front leading you around and one as a tail end to make sure no one gets left behind. This means you get a fantastic experience with highly informative guide throughout! Ride over the maintained tracks through coastal grasslands to get to the dunes. Be led by your guide as you travel over more and more challenging sand dunes with the only local tour provider that has access to the highest sand dunes on Stockton Beach. The large sand dunes can be from 12 - 30 meters high. The tours are tailored to meet the needs and experience of the customers. Sand boarding can be added to the 2-hour quad bike tour. No licence is required. 

    Great fun! Very professionally run, guides very helpful and accommodating of differing levels of rider competency. Would absolutely recommend

  • Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

    3. Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

    Offering an out of this world experience that can be shared with the whole family, Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen. The best part about this adventure whether you are on dry land or in a shark encounter is the incredible individual personalities of the marine creatures you will meet. Many of them can't wait for their human 'friends' to arrive, you can tell they are genuinely happy to hang out with you. Along the way, visit the smaller fish, including juvenile Port Jackson sharks, tropical fish, seahorses and eels, all located in the Bamboo Shallows Exhibit. Next in Fiddler Flats, the fiddler rays have huge personality and get excited when you offer them food. Ray Lagoon is home to larger species including eagle rays, zebra sharks and the leopard whiprays and you will be in your element feeding your newfound friends. Your experienced guide will provide an educational t...

    Great educational place to raise awareness about Sharks and rays. The lady at the reception wasn’t the friendliest and it felt like she is forced to be there. As for the staff, they where brilliant, friendly and helpful An additional pool or enclosure would be great.

  • Port Stephens: 4WD Birubi Beach Tour with Dune Sandboarding

    4. Port Stephens: 4WD Birubi Beach Tour with Dune Sandboarding

    After meeting your tour guide at the departure location, you’ll board a red, air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. Enjoy commentary provided throughout the tour onboard the vehicle. The first stop is 2 kilometers down Birubi Beach, where your tour guide will show you how to find and dig for pipis under the sand. Feel free to take photos, and you may even have a chance to see some RAAF fighter jets fly past at low level. After 20 minutes on the beach, you’ll head into the sand dunes to the sandboarding area. Your tour guide will show you how to sandboard correctly, assist with photos, and answer any questions you may have. Slide down the dunes for 45-50 minutes before returning to the departure location.

  • Port Stephens: Snorkel With Wild Dolphins

    5. Port Stephens: Snorkel With Wild Dolphins

    Your dolphin adventure begins at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay at 6:15 AM. Once you've checked in and been fitted with your wetsuit, mask and snorkel, the vessel leaves the dock and travels out through the heads of Nelson Bay. Whilst traveling out to the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park, you'll be trained in the swim protocols and given a snorkel briefing (if swimmer option selected). Once the dolphins have been located and their behavior monitored and found to be favorable for a swim, the the first group of swimmers enters a net at the bow of the vessel, all the while attached with a safety lanyard to the catamaran. The vessel will stop while your group (and your divemaster) enter the water - it will then begin to move slowly forward. The dolphins will swim back and forth between the bows of the vessel, quite often within a meter of the swimmers and seemingly fascinated by the stran...

    Amazing experience and the crew/dive team were fantastic. Such a wonderful experience, highly recommended.

  • Port Stephens: Sandboarding & Sandsurfing with 4WD Transfer

    6. Port Stephens: Sandboarding & Sandsurfing with 4WD Transfer

    Embark on an epic adventure on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Once at the meeting point, you will board a comfortable 4WD vehicle for a 10-minute drive across the expansive dunes to the private and secluded sandboarding area, far away from the hustle and bustle of civilisation. Here you will be greeted by a friendly instructor who will teach you the safe method of sandboarding for both the sit down and stand up styles. You can choose from a range of different boards, both with and without bindings - or, pair up with a buddy and ride tandem. The bowl-shaped dune features both smaller slopes and a monster slope - you choose the size of the hill based on your confidence level. Sandboarding is suitable for all ages and abilities. There is a shaded picnic area with tables and chairs provided at the dune, so feel free to bring your own food and drinks and enjoy a p...

  • Port Stephens: Stockton Sand Dunes 4WD Tag-Along Tour

    7. Port Stephens: Stockton Sand Dunes 4WD Tag-Along Tour

    Join a 4WD tour around the Tomaree National Park and Stockton Sand Dunes. Learn how to safely drive your vehicle in the sandy terrains and follow behind experienced guides to discover hidden places in Port Stephens that are loved by locals. Visit Tomoree National Park and see a spectacular collection of nature’s finest work. See unique natural settings filled with wildflowers and look over to the ocean to spot whales passing close to shore in the winter months. Also, keep your eye out for a Koala high in the trees. Experience driving across pristine beaches, Samurai, Little Rockys, Birubi, and the famous Stockton Sand Dunes. Here, sandboard down on some of its best dunes while enjoying the 360-degree views from the very top of the dunes.

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What people are saying about Port Stephens

Really nice and friendly instructors. It was a beautiful day. They will bring you to the sand dunes with a 4wd car, really impressive. After gliding some dunes sitting on the board we decided to try them standing, scarrrry but so much fun. Really nice to do with your partner, group of friends or as family. Thanks a lot for the amazing day! :)

Really enjoyed being educated about Ray’s & Sharks, the staff were very helpful & happy to answer all our questions. All the best for growing the farm & help other sea life. Thanks so much Judy & Richard Baldwin

Amazing experience and the crew/dive team were fantastic. Such a wonderful experience, highly recommended.

Very friendly staff, an very helpful. An awesome experience recommended for all!

instructors are nice and sand boarding is really fun!!