Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens

4.5
#1 of 10 in Nature in Greater Newcastle
Golden waves of sand rise 30 m (98.4 ft) above the sea at Stockton Sand Dunes. Consider renting a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive along the 32 km (20 mi) beach along the dunes. You'll need a permit to drive the car near the water, but the dunes are free for sand trekking on foot. Climb the highest of these dunes for views of the sea, then sand surf down to the beach to relax in the dune's shadow. Use our Salamander Bay journey planner to visit Stockton Sand Dunes on your trip to Salamander Bay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We discovered this place by chance and how amazing it is. Camels on the beach, huge sand dunes and 4X4 driving, dolphins surfing the waves only metres from swimmers, a great cafe, swimming and more. E...  more »
  • Great beach to drive on. Easy access, plenty of room to drive, easy drive and multiple attractions. .  more »
  • Beautiful stretch of beach and dunes so accessible. Loved our time in Port Stephens, but it was made extra special by our trip to see and photograph the dunes. Hard to believe a place like this exists...  more »

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