Last Updated on November 17, 2023

There are a few locations where you can practice sand surfing in Victoria.

Grab your sandboard and hit the dunes of the Big Drift (Wilsons Promontory National Park), not too far from Melbourne, or enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Thurra Sand Dunes near Mallacoota.

If you are looking for some beach fun, head to Phillip Island and search for a dune locally known as “Spew Hill” (officially Norman Hill), one of many massive coastal dunes of Cape Woolamai.

Happy sandboarding!

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Big Drift – Wilsons Promontory National Park

The Big Drift is a system of massive inland sand dunes located at Wilsons Promontory National Park, just a couple of hours southeast from Melbourne.

Sandboarding and sand sledding with boogie boards can be practiced at the site and the dunes are quite steep.

Thurra Sand Dunes – Croajingolong National Park

The Thurra Sand Dunes, located near Mallacoota, Victoria, in the UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve of Croajingolong National Park, contain some of the highest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.

Located along the shore of the Thurra River, one of the sandhills is over 100 meters high and very steep, making it ideal for sandboarding.

Spew Hill (Norman Hill) – Phillip Island

Spew Hill is a 40 metre sand dunes located on the back dunes of Cape Woolamai, a small coastal town in Phillip Island.

The town is known for its beautiful beaches and rugged coastline, and is a popular destination for surfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

The back beaches of Cape Woolamai are particularly popular with surfers and thrill seekers, they are home to some of the island’s most spectacular sand dunes: massive sand hills towering over the beach and providing a dramatic backdrop to the ocean.

The largest and main dune is officially called Norman Hill, but local football clubs renamed it “Spew Hill”. It is a true hidden gem and one of the best off-the-beaten-track attractions in Phillip Island.

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