Last Updated on August 10, 2022

Sandboarding and sand tobogganning are the two main tourist attractions of Anna Bay, with scores of people heading to sled down the dunes of Stockton Beach in Port Stephens.

Stretching from the north of Newcastle all the way to Anna Bay, Stockton Beach is the most popular sandsurfing spot in New South Wales and one of the best sandboarding locations in Australia.

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Unlimited sandboarding at Stockton Beach, Port Stephens (NSW)
Unlimited Sandboarding fun at Stockton Beach (Port Stephens).

Best Sandboarding Tours in Stockton Beach, Port Stephens

1. Unlimited Sandboarding

Stockton Beach in Port Stephens is part of the Worimi National Park and renowned for its towering white sand dunes.

On this tour, enjoy round-trip transport to the dunes by 4WD and spend as long as you like sandboarding with an unlimited pass. Shuttle buses leave regularly so you can arrive and leave at a time that suits you.

  • Spectacular views of Stockton Beach
  • Unlimited sandboarding in the dunes
  • Hassle-free transfers by 4WD: the only way to reach the dunes
  • Choice of departure times throughout the day

2. Beach & Dune Tour

The beach and dune tour is designed to give customers a taste of our amazing Australian beaches, walking along and feeling the sand between their toes.

This backdrop allows for amazing photos and our guides will give a brief commentary about the beach, and show you the local Pipis, and how to wiggle and find them.

After our beach component, drive up into the dunes for an unlimited Sandboarding Adventure on the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sandboarding in Stockton Beach, Port Stephens, Australia
Stockton Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Turtletime13.

Getting There

Stockton Beach is located in New South Wales, Australia, just north of the Hunter River. It extends 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Stockton to Anna Bay. The closest airport is Newcastle Airport.

From Sydney

You can reach Port Stephens by car from Sydney in about 2.30h. Turn right at the roundabout at the end of the M1, following the signs for Hexham and Pacific Highway (BP service station and Hungry Jacks will be on your next left).

The road will veer to the right and connect with the New England Highway, after which you can merge into the left lane and follow the sign for the Taree and Pacific Highway, which will take you over the Hexham Bridge. Coaches to Port Stephens leave Sydney every day via Chatswood, Pymble, Hornsby, and Raymond Terrace.

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