Sunday 25 February 2018, Newcastle
The 24th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is on again. The event will be staged from the Queens Wharf area on Newcastle Harbour, one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Offering Olympic...
Sand Dune Safaris offer a number of Adventure Tours on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere! Ride in the comfortable 21 seat 4WD Coaster Bus or seven seat Land Cruiser. Tours are taken across the magnificent Stockton Sand Dunes and surrounding area, and are safe and informative with expert tour guides.
The tours are designed for the whole family and are suitable for all ages from two to 92! Highlights include the remote, hidden outpost of Tin City, digging for pippis and visiting Aboriginal Cultural and World War Two sites. The Sand Boarding Adventure runs every weekend and during school holidays for the ultimate in thrills!
Sand Dune Safaris provide shade, tables and chairs at their Sand Boarding location, and also offer Sand Surfing (stand up sand boarding). Stay and play as long as like! There is a shuttle bus every 20 minutes, when you wish to go back to the car park simply hop on the next bus.
The departure location is the lower car park at the end of James Paterson Street Anna Bay.
Tin City AdventureAfter a leisurely 20 minutes drive along the beach you will find 'Tin City' emerging out of the sand dunes like a mirage. It all began in the late 1800s when two tin huts were built to store provisions for ship wrecked sailors. There are some 98 ship wrecks between Newcastle and Port Stephens. In the 1930s Great Depression 'Tin City' grew to 36 huts. A number of movies have been made at this location, including parts of Mad Max. The pub still stands. Other activities included on this tour are sand boarding, visiting the 'Pyramids' , old World War Two sites and Aboriginal cultural sites.
|Start Location||Lower Car Park Anna Bay|
|Duration||Half Day or Less and Customised|
Sand Boarding AdventureTake an awesome sand boarding adventure on the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere with us! Climb on board one of the custom built 4x4 vehicles and enjoy travelling across the massive dunes to the sand boarding hill. The dune features many different sized slopes to suit all ages. Awesome family fun! They provide boards, and one of the friendly instructors will instruct on the safe use of the boards in both sitting down and stand up styles. They also provide chairs, tables and shade, so feel free to bring a picnic lunch! The landscape is magnificent, so don't forget your camera. It operates like a shuttle service with a bus every 15-20 minutes, so stay and play as long as you like, and simply hop on the next bus when you are finished!
|Start Location||Lower Car park Anna Bay|