Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens

4.5
#1 of 11 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 Anna Bay journey planner to visit Stockton Sand Dunes on your trip to Anna Bay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Of Australia's beautiful beaches, this one gives 4WD and horse riding access. The challenge was getting onto the beach. In 4WD terms, more is more- engine, know-how & people. Come 4WD prepared. Drivin...  more »
  • A special place because it appears to be a desert, but is the ocean. Nice in warm weather to take a bath and some pictures.
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  • We were blown away by this beach..you feel like you are looking at a desert area, it goes back so far. Lots of vehicles, camels, horses travelling to the beach through the sand dune area. We just enjo...  more »

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