PORT STEPHENS ATTRACTIONS | SAND DUNE & 4WD ADVENTURES
Port Stephens not only offers more water than Sydney Harbour, its also home to the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere. The Stockton Bight Sand Dunes are protected by the Worimi people, who are the traditional owners of the Port Stephens area. The landscape includes an extraordinary number of Aboriginal cultural sites that pre-date the arrival of non-Aboriginal people to the area. Traditional occupation sites recorded at Stockton Bight include burials, campsites and middens.
Experiencing the dunes off Stockton Beach for the first time is an awe-inspiring adventure. There are plenty of activities to suit everyone from the avid adventurer to the family group. The dunes are enormous, very steep and quite thrilling! There is nothing like experiencing these magnificent dunes from the back of a quad bike or a camel, on a sand safari tour or sand boarding at full speed.
STOCKTON BIGHT 4WD ADVENTURES
4WD enthusiasts can access the Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL), including Stockton Beach, via the Gan Gan Road 4WD entrance at Anna Bay or via Lavis Lane at Williamtown. The conditions at each entrance vary, and the Gan Gan Road entrance is recommended for drivers with less beach-driving experience. Visitors intending to use quad bikes and other conditionally registered recreational vehicles are advised to use the Lavis Lane entrance. All vehicles entering the WCL must be registered and display a valid WCL vehicle permit. NPWS Annual Passes are not valid for the WCL. There are two types of permits available: Beach vehicle Permits OR Recreational Vehicle Area Permits (required for RTA conditionally registered recreation vehicles). Annual ($30.00) and three day permits ($10.00) can be purchased from a number of locations.