Adventure

Highlights

Worimi Conservation Lands

The sand dunes at Port Stephens are the largest continuous mobile coastal sand mass in the southern hemisphere. These dunes are also a popular tourist attraction thanks to their suitability for various sports and adventure activities.

  • Bike riding, Port Stephens
  • Dolphin watching, Port Stephens

Port Stephens Adventures

Adventuring at Port Stephens often involves feeling the sand between your toes and the surf on your skin. The area’s two biggest draw cards are not only extremely beautiful, they’re also fantastic locations for an outdoor adventure or two.

If you’re looking for a thrill, Worimi Conservation Lands' 2,500 hectares of sand dunes presents countless opportunities to get your heart racing and adrenaline flowing. The brilliant white dunes reach up to 30 metres in height with some achieving slopes of up to 60 degrees, making them a popular attraction among sand boarders.

For a chance to explore the area with a little expert guidance, consider booking a Sand Dune Safari or a Port Stephens 4WD Tour. These companies offer a range of services including air-conditioned 4WD tours of the Port Stephens area. These expert-led expeditions include visits to Aboriginal cultural sites, shipwrecks, World War II fortifications and more.

Buggy, Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens

These tours also offer sandboarding experiences, with prices often including sandboard hire, professional instruction and supervision, as well as hop-on hop-off shuttles to some of the best sandboarding locations in the area.

For more fun on the sand and insight into the local Indigenous culture within this stretch of the Worimi Conservation Land, Sand Dune Adventures offers quad bike riding experiences led by knowledgeable Aboriginal guides.

Visit ancient campsites, learn about bush foods and see the region’s sand dunes from a different angle.

Experience the thrill of an aerial tour with Skyline Port Stephens. The experienced helicopter pilots guide you as you pass over white sandy beaches and sheltered bays, while offering an alternative view of the region’s sea life, including dolphins, sharks and sea turtles.

If you’re looking for another way to experience Port Stephens’ waterways, soar high above the water with Port Stephens Parasailing.

Horses, Port Stephens

For a completely different kind of adventure, try booking either a Sahara Trails Horse Riding tour or an Oakfield Ranch Camel Riding experience. A range of tours exist to suit most riding abilities, from first-timers to enthusiasts and experts.

Saddle up with an equestrian tour of Port Stephens’ beaches, bushland, or a combination of both. Alternatively, join a camel riding tour and explore the region’s sand dunes at a slower pace.

Cycle through national parks, climb coastal pathways, and stop to admire the views on offer during a mountain bike tour. Port Stephens Mountain Bike Adventure can create customised tours to suit your individual needs.

For those who’d prefer an aquatic adventure, Imagine Cruises can offer a different view of the Port Stephens area. Both entertaining and educational, Imagine Cruises are proudly certified by Ecotourism Australia.

There are also wide range of cruises and activities available, from dolphin and whale watching to snorkelling tours, lighthouse tours, and a sunset dinner cruise.

  1. Dolphin Swim Australia

    Dolphin Swim Australia remains the only permitted wild dolphin swim in NSW, licensed by the Marine Park Authority to operate in the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park. The wild dolphin swim occurs offshore with...

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